BenQ Joybee 110 Review - BenQ Joybee 110 Review

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Like the rest of the Joybee digital audio player family, the 110 supports a number of audio formats. Of course, .mp3 and .wma files can all be decoded, but there’s another known as .tvf. This is a recording format that records mono audio at a really low bitrate, usually somewhere in the region of 5kbits/sec. This allows for extended recording of up to a claimed 50 hours for this 128MB, non-memory upgradeable version of the Joybee 110. In addition, the integrated microphone is quite sensitive and can pick up low-level conversations quite easily.


In line with the rest of the Joybee range, the 110 has a selection of equaliser modes. These are speech, bass, rock, pop, jazz, classic, and normal. Furthermore, the firmware can be updated with files downloaded from BenQ’s website, while an A-B repeat function, button lock and variable playback speeds top off what is surely a peculiarity of design in the mp3 world.


”’Verdict”’


Like other members of the Joybee range, the BenQ Joybee 110 enjoys a high level of features and good quality playback and recording. I really like the fact that this mp3 player’s internal battery is charged via the USB connection, but the volume did seem limited and the memory is not upgradeable (although for around £30 more you can opt for the 256MB version). I’m also not too sure about the toyish good looks either, (personally I prefer the Joybee 150’s looks), but I am sure it will generate a lot of interest with fashion conscious digital music lovers.

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