The Mambo X P353SD is a 5-in-1 multi-function digital device with inbuilt 20GB or 30GB storage - enough for more than 30,00 photos or around 13,000 songs, voice recording via a sensitive in-built microphone and an operating system that enables playback of MP3/WMA/WAV digital audio files. According to Australian distributors, EFx Systems, the Mambo X will reach our shores in May at a price of AUS$749. The analogue line-in port on the P353SD allows direct audio encoding from just about any audio source. The track is encoded in real-time into MP3. The P353SD supports both standard and high quality encoding modes supports MP3, WMA, WAV plusadditional future audio playback formats through firmware upgrade) with instant playback and the audio file can be uploaded to a personal computer.Up to 1,000 hours (30GB model) of voice recording is available with data saved directly into MP3 format. As a Digital Photo Image Bank/Picture Album, the P353SD is designed to allow easy portability with storage capacity for more than 30,000 JPEG images. The optional Feature Expansion Box enables pictures to be displayed on any television set (PAL or NTSC system) from the portable device.
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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