Ultra Products is known mainly for its impressive looking and
solid performing power supplies, but they have recently taken a dive into consumer
electronics by offering MP3 players. Currently they have three MP3 players available.
The one we’ll be looking at is the 256MB 8-in-1 MP3 Player.
· USB Flash Drive
· MP3 Player
· Voice Recording
· SD/MMC Card Reader
· Email Communication from Anywhere!
· Interface: USB with Removable Media
· Memory Size: 256MB
· Dimensions: 4.25" x 0.75" x 1.5" (L x W x H)
· Expandable: 1 Gb SD/MMC (Total: 1,256 Mb)
· Rechargeable Battery Included
Inside the packaging, we found an instruction manual, a mini CD
containing drivers, a pair of headphones, a USB cable, and the 256MB MP3 player.
A rechargeable AAA battery was also included in the package. The 256MB 8-1 MP3
Player takes one AAA.
Appearance-wise the Ultra 256MB MP3 Player is pretty standard.
It looks like a normal flash drive and the size of the drive is just slightly
larger. Most of the exterior of the player is composed of deep blue plastic
and the back of the player is composed of black rubbery material. This is a
nice touch since it keeps the player from sliding around when placed on a surface.
A “joystick” of sorts allows for easy navigation with your thumb.
It was fairly easy to use but a bit short. Also found on the front of the player
are two buttons, which provide “on,” “off,” “play,”
and “stop” functionality, and the display screen. The cap on the
end of the player hides the USB connection. Finally on the backside of the player
there is a slot for flash memory cards. This unit takes SD cards and MMC cards
up to 1GB. This is an extremely useful feature for those with more than 256MB
of music, as the flash memory can be inserted and the music is immediately playable
from the card.