April 11,2007 Samsung Electronics’ most recent addition to its audiovisual offerings is the Samsung K3 MP3 player. Similar to its predecessor, the K5, the Samsung K3 features an intuitive touch-screen navigation menu, FM radio, JPEG image and text viewer, all displayed on a vibrant 1.8-inch Organic Liquid Electronic Display (OLED) screen. The K3 comes without the inbuilt speaker of the K5, and accordingly is considerably slimmer at just 6.65mm. The Samsung K3’s optional docking speaker is a slip case that doesn’t add much to the slim profile.
The K3 commands attention with smooth glass-like looks and framed in chrome. Coupled with Samsung’s proprietary Digital Natural Sound engine (DNSe), it produces a clear, balanced and resonant sound despite being its wafer thin profile.
With three flash-memory models, the Samsung K3 is available as 1MB, 2MB or 4MB.
Product Colour: Black
Display: 1.8” Full-colour TFT LCD
Playback: 25 hours
Dimensions (WxHxD) 96x44x6.95mm
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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.
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