N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2000-- SSI Computer Corp. announced
today the release of NEO 25, the first portable 20GB MP3 player that
allows users to, not only, store and listen to over 650 CDs or 8000
songs from MP3 files or CDs in MP3 Format, but the NEO 25 also allows
users to store pictures, video, e-mail, presentations, and documents
to carry with them.
The Neo 25 is
about as small as a walkman-type device, yet has the capacity to hold
your whole music library as well as other digital files. The Neo 25
provides such features as card-sized IR remote control, backlit LCD
display, user-friendly interface, built in equalizer,
multi-functional play list, USB port for fast connectivity and
downloading, and is compatible with both PC and MAC platforms.
exceptionally proud of our new NEO 25, the outstanding digital audio
and storage unit. We are convinced that it will dramatically change
the listening habits of consumers. It presents consumers with an
extremely high-tech portable device that illustrates a huge leap in
portable mp3 technology,'' said James Buchheim, President of SSI USA.
sells a unique NEO 25 model without a hard drive. This enables the
user to use their current notebook hard drive. The NEO 25 will
accept, virtually, any laptop hard drive. The Neo 25, additionally,
allows for quick automobile-connectivity, similar to ordinary
portable CD players. It is possible to utilize either the auxiliary
audio inputs or the conventional cassette tape adapter.
In addition to the
20GB version, the NEO 25 is available in 6GB, 12GB, and no hard drive
versions. Each version will include a Lithium-Ion rechargeable
battery, IR remote Control, Carrying Bag, Stereo Headphones, USB
cable and AC/DC adapter. MSRP; 6GB- $499.00, 12GB- $579.00, 20GB-
$699.00, NO HARD DRIVE- $399.00. For more information please visit
www.ssiamerica.com or contact: Christine Fullerton, Media
Perspectives, Christine@mediaperspectives.com 408/842-7269
The Neo 25 is a
portable based MP3 player. It uses an internal laptop drive to store
music and has an internal MP3 decoder board. Its interface operates
much like the Neo 35. With this player you no longer have to worry
about bringing your CD catalog along on a trip or worry about
scratched CD's. With the simple USB interface, you can upload your
songs quickly and be on your way. When connected to your computer,
the Neo 25 shows up just like a normal hard-drive on your computer as
you just copy the songs right into the unit. Your road trips will
never be the same once you've used a portable MP3 player with
thousands of songs at your fingertips. You can also use Neo 25 as an
external drive, copy files, take them elsewhere, presentations,
videos, documents, emails, and just connect it to any USB port of any Computer.
· Uses laptop
drive (purchase with our without)
· Runs off of
included Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (2 hours of use)
· AC adapter
for charging battery or use with out battery
· PC and
macintosh see unit as another hard-drive when hooked up via USB
MP2 and MP3 at 8-320 Kbps (including VBR)
playlists (M3U files)
upgradable via downloadable firmware
anti-shock mechanism (music played from digital buffer)
· Reads FAT16
or FAT32 formats
· Built-in equalizer
card-sized remote control
· Four line
LCD displays track/directory information, volume, and play mode
various play modes, including randomization
· Works also
as a portable USB hard-drive!
· One full
WHAT DOES IT COME WITH?
· Neo 25 unit
· IR remote control
bag and manual
· Stereo headphones
· USB cable
· AC/DC adapter
· 6GB ,12GB
and 20GB laptop hard-drives (optional)
How to navigate
the real key. have all of your music organized in folders for every
artist, then by subject, like Pop, Classic, disco, 60's etc.
Navigating is simple: when in navigation mode you move the controller
right to go deeper into directories (or left to go up) then scroll up
and down to see the songs in the directory.
Where to use NEO 25?
You can use Neo25
as a personal player . You can also use it the Car by connecting it
to your Car's stereo through an auxillary input ,"line
in"(such as through RCA inputs) or via a cassette adapter. It
would be like connecting a Discman. Use it in the same way to connect
to your home Stereo, PA, Amplifier etc.
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