Samsung Introduces Tiny Flash-Based Players

Samsung Electronics America, Inc expands its YEPP Digital Audio Player line with the introduction of the world’s smallest digital audio players, the YP-T5H and the YP-T5V. The new models are the latest in Samsung’s series of advanced products intended for the music lover who wants the ultimate in style and portability.

“Samsung has built a strong reputation as a leader in portable digital audio, and these new YEPP models bolster that standing,” says Mark Farish, Marketing Manager, Samsung Electronics America. “Both of these flash-memory players are designed for consumers who want an easy way to organize and manage their digital music collections in a small, stylish package that delivers higher quality audio playback typically lost with compressed audio files. The ability to double as a multi-file storage device is an added benefit for those who wish to take presentations, homework or even images with them in addition to their music.”

The Samsung Yepp YP-T5H (left) and YP-T5V (right).

Available in two sizes (128 MB for the YP-T5H and 256 MB for the YP-T5V) these models offer multi-format compatibility for MP3, WMA, WAV and upgradeable firmware files with advanced SRS WOW sound technology for higher quality playback, a built-in FM tuner, and voice recording for capturing lectures or your next great idea wherever you happen to be. The text viewer LCD comes in a choice of seven different colors and the built-in Lyric Auto Sync Display (LDB) provides an automatic link to a lyric database web server for display on the player.

Housed in a tiny 23 x 54 x 23 mm case and weighing only 24g (0.85oz, without battery), both models also double as removable storage devices that offer fast file transfer with a direct USB adapter. One AAA battery will provide up to 15 hours of playback and both models come with a necklace enabling the unit to be worn around the neck for added accessibility and convenience.

The Samsung YP-T5H (MSRP $129.99) and the YP-T5V (MSRP $179.99) will be available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide by May 2004.