Mini-K MP3 Player

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Description

Summer Sale £10 off! Not sure which MP3 Player to get? Check out our handy comparison guide.

There are a lot of mini MP3 players on the market these days and most of them follow the formula of shiny, silver and sticklike. The Mini-K is a little different. As well as having vast appeal to those of us who like our music, it's also a curvy object desire for those of who hanker after that slinky, tactile black rubber look. And that would be all of us, right?

The Mini-K isn't clad in actual rubber, rather a rubber-effect plastic, so we advise you don't drop it onto tiled floors in order to test its shock-absorbing properties, use it to erase your homework, or take it scuba-diving - it will only end it tears. But it looks funky and feels great nestled in the palm of your hand.

mini-K in hand

Only about the size of a matchbox, it'll slip into even the most cramped pocket like a well-oiled old friend and the cunning mobile link cable means that when your phone rings, you hear it on the Mini-K: no more tapping your feet and daydreaming about headlining Brixton Academy while your important phone calls go unnoticed (except to irritated fellow commuters, perhaps).

headphones

The Mini-K's earphones include an integrated microphone, so you can use them as a handsfree kit, before ending the call and slipping back into the soundscape of your choice. Your friends and acquaintances will surely be humbled by such a cutting-edge display of technological 'convergence'.

screen closeup

With 64MB of memory, there's space for up around 25 MP3 tracks, or if you encode in WMA at 64Kbps, rather than 128, you can shoehorn twice that number onto the Mini-K, more than enough to keep you entertained for a day or so. Ultra low power consumption means you get around 12 hours of tuneage from 1 x AAA battery. Connecting the player to your PC and transferring new tracks is a breeze, so when you tire of your selection of Carol Decker's greatest hits, you can bang on something a little more contemporary, like Meatloaf.

microphone closeup

MP3 playback is all well and good, but it's no longer enough to grasp the attention of our tech-addled minds, so we've made sure there's no shortage of extras on the Mini-K. For starters there's a voice recorder that can store up to nine hours of 'notes to self' and has the ability to record conversations via that nifty mobile link. Then there's a five-mode equaliser, with settings to suit rock, classical, jazz, and pop, along with a 'normal' setting for when you want to hear things as nature, and the recording engineer, intended.

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Ultra pocketable and ergonomically designed, the thoughtful layout of control buttons facilitates easy one-handed operation, meaning you can nonchalantly choose a soundtrack to suit whatever you happen to be doing with your free hand, whether it be wielding a brolly in the summer rain, holding a grande Mochaccino while sauntering down the High Street, or engaging in a swordfight to the death with a crazed, cutlass-wielding pirate - just three examples off the top of our heads. And all without missing any important phone calls!

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    Description

    Summer Sale £10 off! Not sure which MP3 Player to get? Check out our handy comparison guide.

    There are a lot of mini MP3 players on the market these days and most of them follow the formula of shiny, silver and sticklike. The Mini-K is a little different. As well as having vast appeal to those of us who like our music, it's also a curvy object desire for those of who hanker after that slinky, tactile black rubber look. And that would be all of us, right?

    The Mini-K isn't clad in actual rubber, rather a rubber-effect plastic, so we advise you don't drop it onto tiled floors in order to test its shock-absorbing properties, use it to erase your homework, or take it scuba-diving - it will only end it tears. But it looks funky and feels great nestled in the palm of your hand.

    mini-K in hand

    Only about the size of a matchbox, it'll slip into even the most cramped pocket like a well-oiled old friend and the cunning mobile link cable means that when your phone rings, you hear it on the Mini-K: no more tapping your feet and daydreaming about headlining Brixton Academy while your important phone calls go unnoticed (except to irritated fellow commuters, perhaps).

    headphones

    The Mini-K's earphones include an integrated microphone, so you can use them as a handsfree kit, before ending the call and slipping back into the soundscape of your choice. Your friends and acquaintances will surely be humbled by such a cutting-edge display of technological 'convergence'.

    screen closeup

    With 64MB of memory, there's space for up around 25 MP3 tracks, or if you encode in WMA at 64Kbps, rather than 128, you can shoehorn twice that number onto the Mini-K, more than enough to keep you entertained for a day or so. Ultra low power consumption means you get around 12 hours of tuneage from 1 x AAA battery. Connecting the player to your PC and transferring new tracks is a breeze, so when you tire of your selection of Carol Decker's greatest hits, you can bang on something a little more contemporary, like Meatloaf.

    microphone closeup

    MP3 playback is all well and good, but it's no longer enough to grasp the attention of our tech-addled minds, so we've made sure there's no shortage of extras on the Mini-K. For starters there's a voice recorder that can store up to nine hours of 'notes to self' and has the ability to record conversations via that nifty mobile link. Then there's a five-mode equaliser, with settings to suit rock, classical, jazz, and pop, along with a 'normal' setting for when you want to hear things as nature, and the recording engineer, intended.

    Top and bottom views

    Ultra pocketable and ergonomically designed, the thoughtful layout of control buttons facilitates easy one-handed operation, meaning you can nonchalantly choose a soundtrack to suit whatever you happen to be doing with your free hand, whether it be wielding a brolly in the summer rain, holding a grande Mochaccino while sauntering down the High Street, or engaging in a swordfight to the death with a crazed, cutlass-wielding pirate - just three examples off the top of our heads. And all without missing any important phone calls!

     

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    Features
    • MP3 and WMA playback
    • ID3 Tag Information Display
    • 64MB onboard memory
    • Mobile hands-free phone function
    • 5-Band EQ system (Jazz, Classic, Rock, Pop, Normal)
    • 12 hours battery life with 1 x AAA alkaline battery
    • 4 playback options (Repeat One, Repeat All, Random, Random Repeat)
    • Firmware Upgrade via USB port
    • Maximum 4 hours Voice Recording in ADPCM format (64MB)
    • Driverless, plug-and-play operation (Windows 2000/ME/XP)
    • weight: ~34g (without batteries)
    • dimensions: 40 x 60 x 20mm
    System Requirements
    • Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
    • Mac OS 9.x or above
    • CD-ROM 4x or above
    • Pentium MMX 200 or above
    • Minimum 30MB hard disk space
    • USB 1.0 port

    Technical Specifications

    Files supportedMP3 & WMA (music) / ADPCM (voice)
    Digital volume control30 levels
    Frequency response20Hz - 20KHz
    Headphone output power15mW + 15mW (16 ohm)
    Signal to Noise ratio> 85dB
    Total harmonic distortion< 0.1%
    Audio output1 x 3.6mm mini-jack
    Mobile hands-free input6 pin jack
    Internal memory64MB (not expandable)
    Battery type1 x AAA battery (Alkaline)
    Battery lifemax. 12 hours
    PC interfaceUSB 1.0 cable

    Installing Mini-K driver on Windows 98/ME
    1. Turn on PC and wait for Windows to finish loading
    2. Place Mini-K CD in drive, but cancel any autorun, or close the install program
    3. Plug in USB cable
    4. Install battery in Mini-K, turn on and connect to USB cable
    5. Windows will begin "add new hardware" wizard and attempt to find a suitable driver
    6. Select "specify location of driver" - if it asks for a device type, select "other device" from the list
    7. When the next window appears, select "have disk"
    8. 'Browse' for the file MSCN.inf on the CD, it is in the 'drivers' folder, which is in the KS120DW... folder
    9. Select OK and the driver will install. Several other devices will be "found" in the process
    10. Open 'My Computer', there should be a new 'removable' drive present
    11. Drag and drop your MP3 / WMA files into the drive
    12. IMPORTANT: Don't remove the Mini-K while a file operation is in progress or the PC may crash with a Blue Screen Fatal Exception Error
    13. When files have finished copying, remove player from cable and enjoy!

    Please note:
    The Mini-K MP3 Player is not compatible with all Nokia phones.

     

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