Size most definitely matters to Samsung, but don’t go thinking that bigger is always better. Also on display was the world’s smallest digital music player. The Yepp YP-T5 is absolutely tiny, but it’s not short on features.

The YP-T5 is available in 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB capacities and will play back both MP3 and WMA files. Despite its diminutive dimensions there’s still a backlit display and a full set of controls. Power comes from a single AAA battery which provides around 15 hours of playback.

The Yepp YP-T5 is the world’s smallest digital audio player.

The YH-800 is a digital audio player with a 1.5GB (even though the image Samsung provided says 1GB) hard disk inside. With dimensions of only 2.25 x 2.25 x 1in, the YH-800 is pretty small considering its high capacity.

The YH-800 may be small but you get 1.5GB of storage.

The YH-800 will playback both MP3 and WMA tracks and also has a built-in FM radio. Connectivity is over a USB 2.0 interface, but the device is only compatible with PCs, so Mac users will have to look elsewhere. The YH-800 will also integrate seamlessly with the online Napster service. The US price will be $299 with products due in April 2004.

Samsung has also invested in sports based digital audio players. As well as being rugged, the new Yepp Sports models will also include features like a heart rate monitor and stop watch; ideal for the fitness fanatic.

And just like almost every other big CE manufacturer, Samsung is investing heavily in the digital video recorder market. The DVD-HR800 will write to DVD-RAM as well as DVD-R/RW media. It also has a 120GB hard disk so it’s easy to record to the hard drive and transfer anything you want to keep to DVD media. The DVD-HR800 also sports a 7-in-1 memory card reader and built-in free EPG functionality.

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