New device suggestion - Simple music player


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design wise i still dig the iriver u10 and s10 models.

sitting there in its retro style docking station... so sexy.
 

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Well.. between getting BT speakers to work... and just plugging in the speaker jack... Docking also recharges.
 

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I don't know if it was already proposed, but I was thinking about this for a while, because I like the quality of the Pandora audio, but I'm unable to use it when I'm running/snowboarding, so...

Here how can be a Portable Music Player I can blindly buy if it was produced:

- Small, starting with a maximum 4x6 cm

- Display: 

               Option 1:

                - Simple LCD 2 color display (with backlight), with like 2 or 4 row of text, just to be able to read long names or paths

                - Physical buttons

               Option 2:

                - Touch screen (capacitive) with the lower resolution possible, just to be able to show the icons to press, and show some lines of text

- A physical volume control, exaclty like the one on the pandora, maybe smaller

- A small NAND just for the firmware (maybe open source)

- SD (or micro-SD) slot for the songs (and for firmware reflash, just in case)

- mini usb for charging/connecting with the PC (that has to be able to see both the NAND and the SD)

- Bluetooth (for wireless stereo hearphones and for connecting to the pc or car stereo)

- MWeston working on it

Optional if there is space:

GPS, or accellerometer or, you know, the things that can be useful when you run, to make statistics

What do you think about this ?
I do not need Bluetooth, but the rest is exactly what I search for years now.

There does not seem to be any good tiny music player with SD-Slot out there.

I do not even need FLAC-support, vbr-mp3 would suffice, ogg would be nice,

but it has to read full sized SDXC.

The ones that I found were utter crap and played the songs always in the order they were copied onto the card.
 
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The Cowon D2 family (D2, D2+, D20) are:

1) Well established

2) Not utter Cr@p

3) Capable of reading full-size SDHC cards (maybe SDXC too?)

4) Somewhat bigger that the above specifications :(

That might be your best bet if no heroic hardware manufacture wants to step up.
 

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So, seems like no one wants BT connectivity
right! totally forgot about that.
i got awesome sennheiser bt headphones. audio quality is crisp! with exchangeable batteries that last for 6+ hours theres no reason to ever use wired headphones again. i am an audiophile and im telling you: with the right set of headphones bt doesnt make a difference in terms of quality. but its a huge convenience. they sure were expensive (~ 160€ ish iirc), but i use them every day and they are worth every penny.
 

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The Cowon D2 family (D2, D2+, D20) are:

1) Well established

2) Not utter Cr@p

3) Capable of reading full-size SDHC cards (maybe SDXC too?)

4) Somewhat bigger that the above specifications :(

That might be your best bet if no heroic hardware manufacture wants to step up.
Not available in my area.
 

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I always thought it would be neat to have a RockBox Car stereo.


That would also be an idea :D
Thats exactly what I have. I just lack the integration at the moment ;)

Reason being simple:

I used to have my Android hooked to my in-car-stereo.

Once I made the mistake to use the Pandora. This was mind-blowing and completely spoiled Android, iPhone and any other device I tried for me. So now my Pandora is sentenced to a lonely but noisy life on my dashboard most of the day.

If anyone helps me a bit softwarewise, I would be a lot more motivated to finish this project I am gnawing on since many years. Last time unfortunately noone seemed really interested.
 
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