Speaker with 4.5-inch LCD looks cool, but features are sketchy


Behold! A small step forward in multimedia speakers! This one has a built-in 4.5-inch LCD screen and it only costs $99. According to the product description, the screen is a “high definition color display.” According to me, that’s dead wrong. But who cares? It’s a screen built into a speaker! Hurray!

The USB Multimedia Player Speaker from Brando plays back music files in the following formats: MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, WMV, WAV, and FLAC. If some of those file extensions look like video formats to you, you’re not alone. Let’s move on, though.

For video formats, we’ve got 3GP, AVI, RM, FLV, and RMVB. If we take MPEG (MP1), MPEG-2 (MP2), and WMV from the audio format list above, we might get a clearer picture of what to expect. Might.

Other features include:

  • Electronic book with bookmark function!
  • Support manifold language!
  • Alarm clock!
  • Shortcut time display!
  • Calendar function!
  • SD/SDHC/MMC cards!
  • LINE IN!
  • Powered by USB or 4 x AA batteries!

I should also note that the product description says the device has a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery, yet further down in the product description we see that it takes four AA batteries. Oh, and there’s this picture too:


So let’s put this product in the “Risky for $100” category, screen or no screen, since it’s not altogether clear what to expect from this device.

USB Multimedia Player Speaker [Brando]