Lexar Media Inc.
on Tuesday announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas the release of a new flash drive, JumpDrive Expression, as well as two new MP3 players, the LDP-800 and LDP-200. The company’s Web site had not been updated with the new products as MacCentral posted this article.
JumpDrive Expression is a USB 2.0 drive that will ship in February in 256MB (US$49.99), 512MB ($69.99) and 1GB ($99.99) capacities. Each comes with three “mood bands” in pistachio, orange and periwinkle colors — they wrap around the drive to keep its USB cap in place and can be switched out when necessary.
The company’s new music players support the MP3 and Windows Media formats and connect to users’ computers via USB 2.0. The LDP-800, which will be available in March in 256MB ($159.99) and 512MB ($199.99) capacities, adds support for the Ogg Vorbis format and uses Emersys EMX technology to create a 3D audio effect. It also features an SD card slot for increasing storage capacity, an FM tuner with recorder, a voice recorder and a rechargeable lithium polymer battery.
The LDP-200 will precede the LDP-800 by a month and will offer no onboard storage. Instead, the player, which doesn’t include the FM tuner or recording features and doesn’t support the Ogg Vorbis format, uses SD cards to store and manage music. It will be available bundled with 256MB, 512MB and 1GB cards for $89.99, $109.99 and $149.99, respectively, as well as without a card for $39.99.