Join Date: Aug 2006
Delkin Announces the Revel MP3 Player
Now this is a bit of a head scratcher. Delkin has released a screenless digital audio player that's slightly more expensive at $109 USD than the iPod Shuffle at $99 USD (which wasn't a very successful product). Yes, you can swap out the SD card, but as you move to larger capacities, the lack of an LCD screen would seem to be a significant problem. Maybe you want to randomly shuffle through 512 MB of music, but what about 2 GB? This product lacks the elegance of the Shuffle, is within spitting distance of the price of a Nano, and doesn't seem to have any compelling features other than the "Hey, here's an SD card full of random files, some of which are music, can I listen to it?" scenario, which seems curious at best. If I were spending two weeks in the mountains I'd definitely want a player that took standard batteries, but beyond that, who's going to buy Delkin's Revel?"Delkin Devices Inc., makers of premium quality digital photography products and accessories announces the newest competitor to the MP3 wars, the Revel ™. The Revel MP3 player, bundled with a Delkin Device’s Secure Digital card, is the newest alternative to high priced MP3 players lacking removable media. With a sleek black modern exterior and a portable square shaped body that fits into your pocket, the Revel provides you with ultimate style and portability. It can hold over 600 songs on one SD card, and can run for hours before the single AAA battery needs to be replaced. The Revel is small, light, stylish, and most importantly, inexpensive. By removing an LCD screen or hard drive, the Revel keeps its cost down while remaining extremely functional and sleek. “One of the greatest functions the Revel has is that it can run on a single AAA battery” says CEO Martin Wood, “No more charging your battery for hours before you can use it. Power is always readily available by just replacing the AAA battery no matter where in the world you are.”
Competitive MP3 players on the market are restricted by their standard hard drives. Hard drives add significant cost, and restrict you to only using the memory provided. The Revel’s SD card slot allows the user to customize the amount of storage they require by purchasing SD cards and tailoring the Revel to meet specific needs. The Revel can carry an unlimited amount of pictures, music, files or data and is only limited by the number of SD cards you own.
The Revel is not only a stylish MP3 player, but it also makes sharing music easier than ever. With most other MP3 players out on the market sharing legitimate music files is a huge hassle and virtually impossible. With the Revel, you just remove the SD card and plug it into your friend’s computer or Revel MP3 player to share music. Like CD’s in the past, you can label different SD cards by music genre, picture category, or file type and share them with family, friends or colleagues. Also, the Revel is not affected by non-music files and is compatible with any SD card out on the market.
“With so many high-tech gadgets on the market, people are carrying around a USB PocketFlash, portable hard drive, SD card, and an MP3 player. I know that I do.” says Lopez, “Our goal was to give consumers a one stop shop option. You can consolidate all of your data, music, and files into a couple of SD cards, grab your Revel and go!”
With great sound quality, SD data transferring abilities, and sleek body, the Revel is the newest kid on the block. Delkin begins shipping the Revel MP3 Player today. It comes bundled with a Delkin Devices eFilm Secure Digital memory card. Available models include the Revel with 256 MB SD card (MSRP $54.99), Revel with 512 MB card (MSRP $69. 99), Revel with 1GB SD card (MSRP $109.99) and Revel with 2GB SD card (MSRP $149.99).The Revel and Delkin Devices products are available at photography and electronic stores worldwide, and online at http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/www.delkin.com. Reseller inquiries are welcome at Delkin Devices, Inc.'s sales department, (800) 637-8087 or (858) 391-1234.
About Delkin Devices, Inc.
Delkin Devices, Inc., based in Poway, California, has been providing “Everything but the Camera” since 1986. From Archival Gold Media to Pop-Up Shades, Delkin provides products with premium quality, innovative designs and an ongoing dedication to superior customer service. Delkin Devices and its products have become worldwide industry leaders in both OEM and consumer markets. The company’s eFilm brand of memory cards is a leading choice among professional photographers and others passionate about digital photography.