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MPeye HTS-200 - MP3 Player

Pocket friendly MP3 players are far from rare these days and there’s a huge amount of choice for prospective buyers right now. It makes you wonder why there are so many companies that are still jumping on the bandwagon with such a crowded market. Add to this the similarities of many of the players and it’s clear that you need something pretty special to make a splash these days.
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MPeye is a new company to TrustedReviews when it comes to MP3 players and like so many other manufacturers, Mpeye is Korean. The model on test is the HTS-200. I wonder when these Far Eastern manufacturers are going to realise that no-one thinks it’s cool to own a product that only has a model number rather than name – HTS-200 or iPod, which is more catchy?

The device itself is constructed from white and silver plastic with a metal plate on the front and back. The HTS-200 won’t sell on looks as there are dozens of devices that look similar. However, its size might be a strong selling point as it only measures 70 x 43 x 18mm (WxHxD) which is quite small considering that it has a built in 5GB hard drive. MPeye even goes as far as to say that this is the worlds smallest 5GB hard drive based MP3 player.
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It’s not going to weigh down your pocket either at 72g, including the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Battery time is quoted at 15 hours, although this is with continuous playback, so expect to get in the region of 12 hours stop/start usage.

The HTS-200 has a 120x80 pixel CSTN LCD colour display that measures just over one inch diagonally. A colour display might not appear to be a critical part of an MP3 player and with a screen this size it might seem even more useless. Not so, as the resolution is fairly high for such a tiny screen and the menu system is very easy to read despite the tiny screen.

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