Believe it or not, but Samsung actually makes it some fine DAPs, but it’s hard to notice them in a world full of iPods and iPod accessories. The U3, which first crossed our path several days ago, looks to be simultaneously taking on the iPod shuffle and iPod nano with storage capacities of 1, 2 and 4GB. Unlike the shuffle, the U3 actually has a display, even if it’s only a four-line one. And, like most lower-end DAPs, there’s no need to use any special software to load it with music: just drag and drop as much deep house as the player can fit.
That the highest capacity model tops out at $150 should please people looking to get as much bang for their DAP buck. But I guess it’s sorta like the law of the schoolyard: if you don’t have [brand x], then you’re not cool. No, that doesn’t make sense past the age of 11.