This CD/MP3 player combination includes a unique new FIF MP3 format that improves the searching and creation of playlists. More than 150 tracks can be placed on one CD which is scanned automatically by the Exonion's built-in processor to create a table of contents searchable by genre, artist and track. data is read into and played from a memory buffer instead of the CD, delivering 10 hours of playback from a battery charge and cutting down wear on the mechanism. Four equalisers and a remote control are standard and the antishock protection is tested at 8 minutes compared with 10 to 30 seconds for most CD players. A car audio tape adaptor is also available. The Exonion costs AUS$399. See www.mpzoo.com.au for your local dealer.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon