I just received an e-mail from Geeks.com inviting me to “Touch the Future of Portable Entertainment” with this $70 device that looks an awful lot like my much more expensive iPod Touch, which I foolishly assumed was already the future of portable entertainment. So how does this thing stack up, spec-wise, to the iPod Touch?
For starters, you don’t have to worry about filling up an entire 8-, 16-, or 32-gigabyte drive. Nope, with this little guy you just have to fill up 2-gigabytes. Also, the 2.8-inch touchscreen falls a tad short of the iPod Touch’s 3.5-inch screen. You’ll also miss out on the Wi-Fi connectivity and the battery life tops out at a mere 6 hours for audio.
You will, however, get a 1.3-megapixel camera, voice recorder, and FM radio. There’s also a miniSD card slot to bump up the storage space and it handles MP3, WMA, WAV, AVI, and JPEG files as well. Plus, it’s dirt cheap!