CNET First Look
Trevor Baylis Eco Media PlayerThe Trevor Baylis Eco Media Player needs no batteries, just wind up and listen to your MP3's.
[ Music ] >> Hey, I'm Don Bell, senior editor for digital audio and MP3. And today we're taking a first look at the Trevor Balis Ecomedia Player. It is a $350 MP3 player that also does video, FM, line in recording, voice recording, photo viewer, and it even has a flash light. The reason it is $350 is because it is a wind-up -- MP3 player. So this is a device that's really geared towards people who are going extreme camping or for people who really want to prepare for the apocalypse. Aside from the nifty of being able to charge your MP3 player using the hand crank, it's really not the most advanced MP3 player we've come across. The interface is a little clunky, the buttons aren't very responsive, the screen is a little dim, it's a 1.8 inch screen that is, you know, crisp, but still the dimness really is a drawback. The rated battery life for the Ecomedia Player is about 20 hours of audio playback. That's going to be off of a full charge that you can either get by cranking it, or you can also charge the Ecomedia Player off of the built-in USB connection. And it comes with cell phone charger adapters that you can plug into the USB port. So the Ecomedia Player only comes with 2 gigabytes of built in memory, which for $350 is not a great deal. The good news is that there is an SD card slot on the side so that you can bring your own memory on SD cards, load up SD cards with music and movies and all that stuff, and bring it with you. I'm Don Bell, and that was a first look at the Trevor Balis Ecomedia Player ^M00:01:33 [ Music ]