TrekStor, better known for their hard drives and USB drives, have made a play for those of us who want more style out of their MP3 players. Unlike the the Zune which is a heavier and uglier version of the iPod TrekStor have focused soley on music and produced a pretty nice product
The player will be available in three sizes, 8GB (Â£110), 12GB (Â£125) and 15GB (Â£180)
The palm-sized TrekStor vibez, measuring 4â€ x 2â€ x 0.7â€ and weighing 2.5 ounces, has a somewhat unique appearance among hard drive based MP3 players. It sports a slim-line design with rounded curves and an oblong body. It is housed in a stainless steel case and has an overall sleek look with its 1.5-inch color TFT screen and large rubberized scroll wheel for control and navigation of on-screen menu contents. This combination produces an interesting two circle design on the front of the player.
As this is a MP3 player and not just a piece of art, the TrekStor vibez is capable of playing MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC encoded files as well as supporting protected music from subscription based online music services like Napster to Go. The vibez is capable of displaying CD cover art as a song plays in addition to showcasing that songâ€™s ID3 tag and file name. This player is also capable of displaying JPEG images individually or as a slideshow.
In regards to other entertainment related features, the TrekStor vibez can support playback of either FM radio or video playback. This is done via an optional card which is inserted into a slot behind the rechargeable battery. This battery is capable of offering upwards of 20 hours of enjoyment before needing to be recharged.