Category: PMPs

$30 Lossless Audio player, with Bluetooth, FM, TFT/Touch Screen Optional by HOTT

Posted by – November 4, 2015

The HOTT A503 is the HiFi Bluetooth MP3 player with FM radio supported, build-in Micro-SD card maximum from 4GB to 32GB. Hott Lossless audio player is priced at $30 for 1K bulk. Upper cost at $1 for HOTT A504 with a LED display. HOTT A502 is a lossless audio player, features with a 2.8’’ touch screen, support FLAC, APE, support TF card maximum to 64GB. best price at $32 for MOQ 1K. There will be $2 less if you choose HOTT A501 without Touch screen.

You can contact HOTT for more information:(Please let them know you watched this video)
Richard, Sales Manager
Mobile:+86 158 2043 5882

Rockchip RKNanoD ARM Cortex-M3 for IoT and high quality audio

Rockchip releases their latest Internet of Things dual ARM Cortex-M3 design, where there is one core clocked at 150Mhz powering the embedded operating system and the other core clocked at 300Mhz to run any calculation functions with more performance. Thus balancing power consumption between the two configured ARM Cortex-M3 cores. It can be used for high-end audio devices with 24bit/192Khz lossless audio decoding.

Epudo Tablet Factory Tour

Posted by – April 7, 2015

Tour at the Epudo Tablet Factory in Dongguan China, with 300 workers making Tablets with Allwinner A33 and A83T in different sizes but mostly making Mp4 players on the day I was there.

You can contact Epudo here:
Epudo(DongGuan)Digtal Technology Co.,Ltd.
Tel:+86-755-23957462 23957383
Tel:+86-769-82085660 82085220 82085669

Newsun Factory Tour, Portable DVD Players, Power Banks and Bluetooth Speakers

Posted by – December 4, 2014

This is my 22 minute tour of the Newsun Portable DVD Player and Power Bank factory. Newsun has been manufacturing these Portable DVD Players for 8 years, they manufacture 150 thousand of them per month. They also make power banks and bluetooth speakers. This is a tour around their sales offices, the R&D engineering room, and a tour of the assembly, warehouse and more. They ship many of these to South America, Middle-east, South-East Asia and more.

You can contact the company here:
Shenzhen Newsun Digital Technology Co.,Ltd.
Phone: +86 755 61180088
Address: Block A, Newsun Technology Park (Lianhe Industrial District), West of Fengtang Ave, Fuyong town, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China

Newsun Portable DVD Players, Bluetooth Speakers and more

Posted by – December 4, 2014

Newsun is one of the worldwide leaders making Portable DVD Players, selling millions in countries like middle-east, south-east asia, south america and more. Price is for example $35 in bulk. They also sell Bluetooth speakers at from about $11 in bulk. They sell 150 thousand portabe DVD players per month. 50 thousand Bluetooth speakers per month and 200 thousand power banks per month.

M-One MP3 Players and Android Tablets

Posted by – August 16, 2013

M-one is a Shenzhen based producer of MP3/MP4 Players as well as Android Tablets. They have a factory that employs around 120 people. More information about the company can be found at
Products Include:
Mt-102 MP3 player which is the world’s smallest MP3 player and cube shaped. The device can last 7 hours on battery and supports Micro SD. The device also comes in the MT-109 configuration.The Price is 4.20 USD

K1 Bluetooth speaker for around 9 USD.

MP4 watch for around 9 USD.

7″ Allwinner A13 tablet in the 40 USD price range.

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Pipo tablet company history

Posted by – June 8, 2013

Pipo CEO Ben Lai talks about Pipo’s company history, going back to their flash memory based Mp3 players in 2003, then moving to making Mp4 players, working with Rockchip since 2006, thus talking about Rockchip’s history, making a 1.8″ Mp4 color display PMP in 2006, then moving on in 2007 or 2008 to more advanced Mp4 players (so called by Chinese companies as Mp5 players) (that could play all video codecs without re-encoding the videos), Allwinner is the ARM spin-off of Actions MIPS, then Actions recently move back to ARM also. Everyone makes ARM processors now except Realtek (which is a huge trouble for Realtek). Then Pipo moved forward to make GPS, game players, picture frames, Mp4 boom boxes, separating functions of the ARM Powered devices around 2010, Pipo produced one of the Archos LCD based e-readers, then released initial resistive tablets in 2010, and since 2012 the Pipo brand has been launched with focus on high-end quality differentiation for the Chinese Tablet market.

Mele Founders talk Mele Company History (making the Aigo hard drive based PMPs, Sigma Designs, Realtek and now ARM Android Set-top-boxes)

Posted by – April 30, 2013

Here’s an interview with Nico Zhao (President) and Brian Xia (CEO), the co-founders of Shenzhen MELE Digital Technology Ltd. They talk about how they started Mele making ARM7 and embedded Linux in hard drive based portable media players for the Aigo brand in 2004, after 2006/2007, Mele enabled the Realtek MIPS based Set-top-box market by adopting that Realtek processor for the multimedia player box (switching from Sigma Designs) and then how they’ve shifted to using ARM processors in the last year or two to run Android on their latest series of TV Set-top-boxes and bringing a whole range of new features with that.

Mele contact:

Sales Manager
SKYPE: apvell091
Mobile: +86 1501 3777 080

Archos Home Connect

Posted by – December 6, 2011

$129 Android webradio alarm clock, this can be a nice to have next to your bed. It can wake you up with your Google Music playlists, with your Spotify favorites, with your Pandora,, you can use Tune In webradio tuner. It can display trafic informations on a map for your region, show you news healines, pull RSS feed items etc.

ARM Cortex-M4 hardware accelerated Mp3 playback

Posted by – October 30, 2011

ARM Cortex-M4 with a DSP in the Freescale K60 Tower Board to demonstrate hardware accelerated Mp3 playback.

Philips GoGear Connect 3, Android PMP

Posted by – September 5, 2011

Philips releases its new GoGear Connect 3, with a 3.2″ HVGA capacitive touch screen with an unknown processor (please post in the comments if you know which processor they are using). Philips is also launching 3 new Android Speaker Docks, in different sizes, more or less portable and for home use from 100€ to 200€.

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6

Posted by – September 2, 2011

This is the new 3.65″ HVGA capacitive, Android WiFi tablet PMP device, running on a Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor. The target price is 179€.

Ramos V70, Ramos T11Pro, Ramos T11AD, 5″ Android Powered resistive PMPs

Posted by – April 15, 2011

They do both offline and online Android 5″ resistive PMP. The Novatek HD800B are used in the offline Android PMP while the Rockchip RK2818 one in the T11AD does the WiFi connected Android stuff. Prices are $40, $50, $62 depending on the features.

Ramos T8Pro, $40 4.3″ Android PMP

Posted by – April 15, 2011

Ramos knows how to do basic PMPs, and now they also add Android support based on the Novatek HD800B ARM9 Processor at 400Mhz.

Ramos booth tour, featuring Ramos W18, 9.7″ capacitive ARM Cortex-A9 AmLogic Android Tablet

Posted by – April 15, 2011

A tour of the Ramos booth at the Hong Kong HKTDC electronics fair, based on the AmLogic 800Mhz ARM Cortex-A9 Single Core processor, the price starts around $200 when bought in bulk.

Archos at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair

Archos Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd has a big booth in the middle of the Shenzhen Electronics Fair, there is a lot of interest for Archos and Arnova products in the Chinese market and developing countries. They have of course invited me to their Shenzhen offices tomorrow where I will try to film some awesome behind the scenes videos for you showing how Archos makes things happen here in Shenzhen, I’ll try to film at their factories if possible.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Posted by – February 15, 2011

New standard first used in the Samsung Galaxy S2 to output HD and charge at the same time through the Micro-USB connector, it also allows for some data to be sent back from HDTVs such as using the TVs standard remote control to also remote control the device. The MHL 1.0 spec for now does not transmit Gigabit Ethernet or USB 3.0 Host functionality.

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0

Posted by – February 14, 2011

Samsung is doing a 5″ LCD Hummingbird 1Ghz based WiFi-only Android Tablet! Basically, it does look awesome. To be seen what kind of prices Samsung plans to sell this for, my guess is it won’t be cheap, $300-400 maybe. I like this, it’s not Exynos ARM Cortex-A9, but this pocketable 5″ tablet design is cool.

Hott MD980 7″ Android Tablet

Posted by – January 27, 2011

This type of ARM9 Rockchip RK2818 based 7″ capacitive tablet presented by Hott can now be manufactured for below $140, possibly sold around or below $199 at US retail stores. It supports USB host, 3G USB dongle or a built-in 3G modem can be included for about $50 more.

Samsung Galaxy Player

Posted by – January 9, 2011

Here’s an interview with the product manager on the Samsung Galaxy Player, explaining and showing the hardware differences between this and the Samsung Galaxy S device.