In an announcement short on both hype and specifics, boutique electronics maker Klegg has announced plans to introduce its Klegg Mini V12 portable media players by mid-summer (we assume that means July or August). The new players will sport 1, 2, and 4 GB capacities—and the 4 GB model will sport Bluetooth connectivity, so users can use wireless stereo headsets with the players.
But that’s not all: the new units will support digital video (MP3, WMA, MPEG4, WMV, DIVX and AVI formats) on a built-i 1.8-inch color LCD screen. Klegg describes the V12s as being slightly smaller than a current Apple iPod, and utilizing a lithium-polymer battery which will offer up to 20 hours of playback between recharges. No one’s going to pack an entire season of Battlestar Galactica or Law & Order in a couple of gigabytes, but the players may be particularly interesting to folks who take short video clips with camcorders or camera phones, or who can’t get through a day without their favorite Ask a Ninja episodes.
Klegg says more distribution details will be available soon, but the V12s will be for sale online and at select retail locations at prices starting under $100.