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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Epoq's iPod Touch Clone Hits the Market Before the Real One! (and Tops Apple?)

Gorgeous, Hot, feature packed! The new Personal Multimedia Player from Epoq; EMP-TS-28 features a 2.8-inch touchscreen, plays MP4 videos and MP3, WMA and WAV audio files. Besides the look, it features,an FM tuner, dual headphone plugs, miniSD memory expansion, e-Book, USB and a game emulator.

Full specs below, or see them and buy now at


Interface: USB 2.0 HI-SPEED
Supported Audio Codecs:MP3 , WMA (32K ~ 320Kbps)/li>
Supported Video Codecs: MPEG-4 (AVI) Xvid 320*240 24fps (MP3 128Kbps)
Frequency Response: 30HZ~18KHZ , 0dB± 3dB
FM Frequency reception: 76MHz ~ 108MHz
File Viewing: JPG, TXT
Lyrics: LRC
Voice Recording: (WAV) Sampling Rate:8kHz, 16kHz
USB Storage Function
Firmware Update

Sound chip: WOLFSON WM8750
Input and Output: 5PIN USB, 3.5mm stereo earphone output
Screen: 2.8" QVGA TFT Color Display (Resolution: 320*240)
Language Support: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English
Battery: 1000mAH
Internal Flash Memory Capacity: 2/4 GB
Mini SD slot for additional memory

Specifications & Features:
2 GB (or 4GB doubles following specs) internal Storage: 20 hours of video, 500 songs, 33 hours of music
(Conversion Software 10:1 Compression of video files included)
Built in JPEG Viewer
Built in E-text reader
Built in Video Playback
Built in Mp3 player
Built in Speaker
Built in FM RADIO
Built in Microphone and Voice Recorder
Can Record Directly from Radio
Built in Rechargeable Long Life Lithium Ion Battery Max Life 10 hours
Multi Language Support ( ENGLISH, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Swedish, Czech, Chinese Japanese, Korean, Polish, Croatian, Hebrew, Slovian, Turkish, Hungarian, Romanian, Danish)
Supports multiple music formats: MP3, WMA and WAV with good timber and real audio frequency display
Supports MPEG-4 video playback, full-screen display
Built-in high fidelity 8 Ohms speaker
Supports card-inserting function: mini SD card, 128 to 4GB
High-definition JPEG picture browse function
Digital record, A to B replay function
Energy-saving setting, brightness adjustable, customized power off time
Good timber, supports 3-D EQ surrounding effect and customized EQ
High-speed USB 2.0 port
Supports E-book function with bookmark
Supports internal 8GB flash memory
Portable U-disk function
Supports firmware upgrade
Battery: built-in high-quality Lithium batteries
Battery working duration:
Video: six hours
MP3: ten hours
Voice recording: 12 hours
Operating system: Windows SE, ME, 2000, XP, Mac OS 10, Linux 2.4.2 (and 98 with software installation)

Package Contents:

2.8" Epoq EMP-TS28-2
Driver CD
Travel Charger (Charge on the road)
USB Cable (charge Via PC and Transfer files)
English User Manual

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Keepon Keeps On Keepin' On at Wired NextFest

Interactive Peronality Robot, Keepon made anoter appearance at Wired's NextFest last week and introduced a new music video with the group Spoon. (adorable video below)

Keepon's creators are currently developing and studying dance-oriented nonverbal play with between children and the robot Keepon, built by Hideki Kozima. Keepon is a small creature-like robot with a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose:

Keepon is designed to interact with children by communicating attention and emotion. It has four degrees of freedom: attention is directed by turning +/-180° and nodding +/-40°, while emotion is expressed by rocking side-to-side +/-25° and bobbing up to 15mm

The robot Keepon (developed by Hideki Kozima and programmed by Marek Michalowski) dancing to the Spoon song, "Don't You Evah." Keepon
and Spoon will reunite at WIRED NextFest in LA September 10, 2007 for Creative Commons.


via Wired NextFest

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