+45Ingenious Zen Nano Plus MP3
The Ingenious Zen Nano Plus MP3 participant (1 gigabyte £43.20) is available in 10 colors and is to be had in 512MB of flash reminiscence to retailer as much as 250 tracks and 1GB of flash reminiscence to retailer as much as 500 tracks.
This can be a characteristic wealthy ultra-portable (measurement of a pen pressure) MP3/WMA cellular audio resolution in a wonderful package deal and the smallest in Ingenious’s vary and best 32 grams. This is a superb product and 10/10!
The sound high quality for MP3 is very good or even higher for WMA encoded tracks, the frequency reaction is 20Hz to 20,000Hz, with a signal-to-noise ratio of 90dB.
Even supposing plastic, the construct high quality is of a prime ordinary with a sturdy scratch resistant casing. The tool is managed by means of Three responsive and sensibly sized buttons: energy on/off (which additionally acts because the play/pause); quantity up; and quantity down. The rest purposes are delivered by the use of a scroll wheel which additionally has a rocker serve as and acts because the skip and the quick ahead/again controls. All controls will also be operated one passed by means of use of the thumb best.
The black on inexperienced backlit 3cm x 1 cm LCD (18 characters) interface is an excessively intuitive and user-friendly show the use of 2 traces of textual content the place every of the principle12 purposes is recognized by means of an icon. The show orientation will also be configured to permit studying whichever manner up it’s held (in any one in all 16 languages!).
There are 6 graphic equaliser settings – Five preset ( Rock, Jazz; Classical, Pop, and Commonplace) and Customized. The Customized surroundings lets in handbook configuration of a 5-band filter out circuit for tonal traits of the mid-frequencies.
Tracks will also be positioned in reminiscence singularly or in folders as entire albums. There are 12 play modes – play all tracks / unmarried monitor / unmarried folder / all folders; both so as or randomly; or even play as soon as, repeat as soon as, repeat frequently..
The tool is powered by means of one AAA battery which mechanically supplies roughly 18-hours of playback time, microphone 15 hours and nine hours of direct encoding. The equipped Energizer battery, alternatively, lasted simply over 24 hours. I want to make use of a couple of rechargeable batteries in tandem.
The tool is attached to the pc the use of a USB cable (sequence “A” plug to Mini-B receptacle at the tool) and is recognised as an ordinary mass garage pressure, powered by means of the pc when hooked up. There is a rubber quilt over the USB port at the tool.
The pc drivers supply an especially person pleasant Drag-and-Drop taste interface with USB 2.Zero fortify, together with DRM copy-protected song, permitting you to simply switch song, even by the use of a lowly USB 1.1 Home windows 98 PC.
The motive force instrument is senseless for easy garage operations as it may be used a like another flash tool; alternatively not like some units this doesn’t have a kind A connection so you want to have the interface cable with you.
For ‘CD high quality’ playback * a minimal bit fee of 128Kbps is needed which equates to one minute of song according to megabyte, due to this fact the 1 gigabyte offers Eight hours price of CD high quality song which is set 200 songs. Encoding at 64Kbps lets in 500 monitor marketed capability.
* In solution any complaint from those that must know higher I do know this isn’t a real comparability, by means of ‘CD high quality’ within the context of an MP3 participant, I imply higher than cassette, however no longer studio, high quality, after all.
1) Integrated condenser microphone recordings in Eight kHz, 4-bit in Mono wave structure.
2) A integrated FM tuner with 32 presets and Autoscan serve as;
3) Inner FM recording and synchronised recording, enabling you attach it to a DAB radio and timed recordings;
4) Line-In real-time MP3 encoding at 96, 128 or 160Kbps for direct connection and recording from any audio supply with Line-in or earphones socket;
5) Easy drag-and-drop song and knowledge information. No computer systems wanted which additionally lets in use of audio resources as opposed to CD;
6) 18 hrs or extra of battery existence;
7) Works like an trade ordinary flash pressure, so can retailer information information equivalent to pictures and displays;
This is a superb product and the one unfavourable feedback I’ve are moderately superficial and it must be famous that we pc science geeks appear to have a genetic propensity for unnecessary trivia!
1) From energy up takes as much as 15 seconds to load and develop into operational, relying at the capability;
2) The bundled headphones are excellent sufficient, however no longer sufficiently so that you could do justice to the sound high quality;
3) As a flash primarily based participant, it could were great to have an immediate USB plug – now that retractable ones are showing there would appear to be no reason why to not;
4) The rocker transfer/scroll wheel is a bit fiddly, over-sensitive and will lock;
5) When surfing by means of folders the primary tune within the folder is performed, relatively than providing an opportunity to browse with out taking part in;
6) I’ve spotted the bizarre random 0.Three 2d “skip”all the way through playback – this turns out to happen about each and every 6 hours of use;
7) I might have appreciated this to have include a chargeable battery which may be charged the use of the USB cable;
8) The tool cannot be hooked up to a pc to supply energy whilst recording from the microphone or direct encoding;
9a) Folders and tracks being organised by means of descending alphabetic order in keeping with record names best, and the tool presentations the record identify just for a 2d then switches to the encoded monitor name which may well be utterly other. This will appear quote disorienting with huge volumes of information organised with genuine record names;
9b) Whilst a pc isn’t required, apart from for the facility to delete information, there’s no interface to organise or identify at once captured information which might be written respectively to an ‘encoded tracks’ folder and named EN001 incrementally as much as EN999, and to a “recorded information’ folder named VOIC001 to VC999;
10) Voice recordings are encoded as WAV information, I might have appreciated the choice to make use of MP3 encoding;
11) There’s a 1.Eight 2d extend when beginning and finishing an immediate recording;
12) The tool at once encodes at a most of 160bkps, I do not imagine this an actual factor however customers are changing into conversant in batter high quality encoding and whole WAV PCM output. 🙂
13) Direct encoding calls for a non-standard adaptor (3.5mm to two.5mm Mono plug to plug lead).
Zen Nano Plus;
USB 2.Zero Cable;
Fast Get started Booklet (a couple of language);
Set up CD (a couple of language);