Packard Bell presents the AudioStar digital audio/video player. This super compact player weighs just 49g, has 1GB Memory, and sports a 1.8″ LCD Display. Now the downside is that if you want to watch videos on this thing you’ll have to convert the video files into Packard Bell’s propriety “MTV” format first. The AudioStar is available now overseas at the price of $190.00 USD, no US release date has been released.
“Coming from a company that went bankrupt ages ago, got bought out by NEC, and has returned with some limited success overseas, itâ€™s interesting that Packard Bell would decide to launch a DAP that seems to want to compete with Samsungâ€™s YP-T7JZ, IRiverâ€™s U10, or even the iPod nano but uses proprietary software.”