Date: August 29th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada <--SHOP FOR A SAMSUNG YH-820 5GB DIGITAL MP3 PLAYER IN NORTH AMERICA
<--SHOP FOR A SAMSUNG YH-820 5GB DIGITAL MP3 PLAYER IN EUROPE
Head Office Corporate Information
Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Canadian Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.
With CD sales on the way down and direct track MP3 purchase and downloading becoming more and more popular, consumers are turning the CD collection into a digital archive on their computer, throwing their CD collection into their closet and shopping for a good high capacity MP3 player. When you think of the situation, it is actually quite a smart move. Why should you have to carry a bulky portable CD player and a mass of CDs to enjoy your music on the go? With a high capacity MP3 player, you can literally store thousands of you favorite songs in one small package which is smaller and lighter than your average deck of poker cards.
With these types of MP3 players becoming more and more popular, several sizes from 1GB to over 30GB are available on the market today. But as with most consumer items, the higher the capacity, the higher the price. Some people just don't need a huge 30GB MP3 Player and want something large enough to hold their collection. For the average user, 5GB is plenty and when loading it with songs in the 128k encoding range, you can fit over 1200 tracks which is one heck of a lot of tunes.
Today I will be reviewing Samsung's YH-820 5GB mp3 and walking around what might be one of the best MP3 player in this size range available. Not only can you listen to music, you can directly encode MP3s, record voice MP3, view pictures and use it as a portable 5GB hard drive.
Sound interesting? Stay tuned.......
PRODUCT FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS (From Samsung)
The sleek and compact 5GB digital music player holds up to 1200 of your favorite songs. Plus you can transfer and store digital pictures and view them on the vivid color display. It also features a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8 hours, enhanced 3D sound, ultra-fast USB 2.0 file transfers, and simple navigation.
• 5GB, 1” HDD (Super Slim) with Color LCD for Picture Viewing
• 1.6” CSTN Color LCD (65K color) at 128 x 96 Resolution
• ID3 Tag Update Software
• MP3, WMA, Secure WMA, Janus Upgradeable, Ogg & JPEG Playback
• Voice Recording
• USB 2.0
• Rechargeable Battery (Li-Poly)
• Accessories: Belt Clip, Earphones, USB Cable, In-Line Encoding Wire
*Features and specifications are subject to change without notice