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Amex Digital intros tiny 1080p media player

By Matthew
Aug 18, 2010
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  1. Amex Digital has introduced what it says is the world's smallest 1080p media player, the MP-501. The gloss-coated device measures a discrete 175mm x 128mm x 15mm (around 6.8 x 5 x 0.6 inches) and weighs 250 grams, but still packs the basic functionality of larger media players.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    That's quite a small size. On another note does it resemble a folded nintendo ds lite or is it just me?
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,268   +92

    Haha, now that you mention it, yes.
     
  4. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Wow at $50 that is pretty incredible, considering it's basically half the Patriot Box Office Media Player that was reviewed last week (no network connectivity x2, no internal bay and actually half the price ). If it turns out to be good I may have to get one. =o
     
  5. kosac

    kosac TS Rookie Posts: 17

    no ethernet? i want something with webbrowser.. :(
     
  6. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Looks perfect for users with limited space or who are likely to be careless - kiddies in the back seat during drives, patients during extended treatment cycles like dialysis, in boring need-a-warm-body jobs like parking lot booths during slow periods - uses like that. For $50, it might not appeal to high end gadget hounds but there should be a hefty market for them in Target stores and other such low-end vendors of semi-disposable crap. I wouldn't worry about letting our grandkids use them during vacation visits or long car trips, either, so at that price we'll probably get one just to have it on hand.
     
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 531   +38

    How does it not move when it's that small? Most cheap HDMI cables would tug on this thing because the jackets are so hard.
     
  8. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +93

    I hope they release one with Ethernet and/or 802.11 for media server streaming.
     

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