I-O Data Hyblitz MDM-H301(U)

The Good Compact; rechargeable battery; simple to operate; supports MP3, WMA, and AAC files; Mac compatible.

The Bad Only 64MB of nonupgradable memory; doesn't support ID3 tags; no belt clip, carrying case, or FM tuner.

The Bottom Line The Hyblitz is passable but should cost less.

Editors' Rating
5.0 Overall

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Review

I-O Data Hyblitz MDM-H301(U)

The small, simple, lightweight Hyblitz MDM-H301(U) from I-O Data could be an option for folks who want to listen to an hour's worth of tunes during their commute or when they work out. But for those who thirst for the latest capabilities, its bare-minimum feature set could overshadow its compact design.The small, simple, lightweight Hyblitz MDM-H301(U) from I-O Data could be an option for folks who want to listen to an hour's worth of tunes during their commute or when they work out. But for those who thirst for the latest capabilities, its bare-minimum feature set could overshadow its compact design.

Measuring just 1.69 by 3.15 by .7 inches and weighing only 1.4 ounces with the rechargeable battery, the rectangular, black-and-silver Hyblitz fits in any pocket. It's also a snap to operate on the go, as there are few buttons to contend with: a jog dial for navigation and playback functions; a Hold switch for preventing accidental use; and a Mode button that toggles between EQ presets and Random and Repeat play modes. A rubber cover protects the player's USB port and its innards--a nice touch. But because the player doesn't read ID3 tags, its backlit LCD shows song numbers instead of song names--a big minus in our book.

Transferring 64MB of MP3, WMA, and AAC files to the Hyblitz over its USB cable is an easy drag-and-drop affair, thanks to the included copies of MusicMatch Jukebox, Windows Media Player, and Liquid Player. The 64MB of flash memory translates to about an hour's worth of tunes. If that's not enough for you, forget about the Hyblitz--it lacks an expansion slot for adding more memory.

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  • Brand I-O Corporation
  • Type Flash player
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