New V-Pod Pocket-Sized, Portable Media Player

Amax Inc. has announced the release of a versatile, pocket-sized digital media player that uses SD memory cards and built-in memory to store and play back thousands of songs or digital photos. The new ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact MediaMini V-Pod is available in two models, each equipped with 128 MB of built-in flash RAM, accepting SD cards up to 4 GB in size, as well as MMC cards up to 256 MB.

The units feature TFT color displays with adjustable brightness, and range in size from 3.6 inches for the MediaMini 360 to 2.5 inches for the smaller MediaMini 250. File formats recognized by the V-Pods include: Audio--mp3, wma, wav; Video--mpeg4, divx3, divx4, divx5, xvid5, asf, avi; Photo--jpg.

Suggested retail prices are $199 for the MediaMini 250 with 128 MB of built-in memory, and $249 for the MediaMini 360 with 128 MB of built-in memory. Both models feature an attractive, durable stainless steel metal casing, rechargeable Lithium battery, carrying case and built-in stereo speakers. For more information on the new MediaMini V-Pods please visit