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SafeCom 128MB Mp3 player - brief overview by Neo

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128 MB MP3 with FM Radio and Digital Voice Recorder (DVR) SMFD-128 AKA S-175

SafeCom's spec's

Play MP1, MP2, MP3 and WMA songs
8 sound effect options [Graphic Equaliser modes]
Support in-phase words display [In-sync lyrics]
Loop play, A-B repeat function
USB HDD BOOT function
Recording working mode, with the longest recording time of 8 hours [filesize?]
Can be used as movable flash memory disk
Automatic shutdown, shutdown memory
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English switch (Korean, French, German, Italian, Czechish, Swedish, etc.)
Rotational connecting pin with no connecting line required
36-hour super long record and VOX
Single AAA cell
Built-in 128MB memory
Support song name and singer name display
10 hours of high quality voice recording
LCD display with blue colour back-light
Internal FM radio (Allow max 32 preset channels)
Plug & Play, no driver needed (except Windows 98)
Allows 12 hr of continuous operation with a single 1.5V AAA battery [take this with a pinch of salt]
Dimension: 85mm x 31mm x 19mm
Weight: 35g (Without battery)
Support OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

The Kit


Official kit

MP3 Player
3.5mm Earphone
USB Cable
AAA Battery
Utility CD
User Manual
In a stylish gift box [Normal box]

The player functions

player front

The USB plug

player opened


Manual has some funny English (as usual for such things)

No battery was included (not a big problem)

The build quality is a little cheap & plasticy - I would want to be careful with it and avoid dropping it (since the plastic and/or glass may shatter)

The USB extension cable is a nice extra

White earphones are good (reasonable quality, the retaining cord is shorted than the cable) and bad (a little tinny and may attract IPod thieves)

Nice backlight - it should not really come on with the HOLD function but it does, which means that the battery could be drained more quickly, even in 'HOLD' mode.

The player only requires a single AAA battery which is good (possibly uses an inverter to beef up the voltage)

The animation and in-sync-lyrics are nice touches (much better than my old MP3 player, which will remain nameless to save face for both the manufacturer and myself).

Two songs are included - "Auld Lang Syne" by Leo Sayer and "You're the best thing" by 911

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