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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsPDA Jun 20th, 2019 - 3:04 AM EST
    Good Technology SoundsGood MP3 Player Module
    Author: Tom Solinap
    Date Posted: May 3rd, 2001
    Rating: 9.5/10 SystemLogistics

    Specifications And Features

    SoundsGood Audio Player
    Price and Availability $149.00; Available Now
    Dimensions 2.13" x 2.2" x 0.35"
    Mass .9 Oz
    Operating Temperature
    • 41 to 95 Degrees F
    • 5 to 35 Degrees C
    Environmental Temperature
    • -4 to 140 Degrees F
    • -20 to 60 Degrees C
    Current Usage 50mA
    Battery Life Over 10 Hours of Continuous Listening
    Audio Specifications
    • Frequency Response - 20-20,000 Hz
    • Signal to Noise Ratio - 85dB
    Memory Capacity 64 MB
    Available MP3 Format
    • Bitrate - up to 320 kbps
    • Sampling Rate - up to 48 kHz
    Transfer Rate Up to 250 kbytes / s
    Connectors
    • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
    • Handspring Visor Springboard Connector
    • Desktop Connection Via USB Cradle
    Digital to Analog Converter Crystal 1-bit DAC, 24-bit resolution, 96 kHz sample rate
    Processor 74 MHz ARM7-TDMI (about 66% utilization for mp3 files)
    Program Storage 1 MB Flash, Field Upgradeable
    Software
    • GoodDesktop
    • MusicMatch Jukebox
    Requirements
    • Handspring Visor handheld computer with USB connection (Serial connect not supported)
    • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
    • 166 MHz or higher Pentium
    • 32MB RAM
    • 35MB free hard disk space
    • SVGA or higher resolution monitor
    • Internet connection and CD-ROM drive recommended
    What's In The Box
    • SoundsGood™ audioplayer
    • Earbud headphones
    • Cool little carry case
    • Good Desktop™ software
    • QuickStart guide book
    • MusicMatch™ Jukebox software
    • Sample songs provided by spinrecords.com and The Salt Brothers.

    This is definitely one feature filled MP3 player. You get 64 MB of CD quality audio at your finger tips. The $149 price tag isn't bad at all considering the SoundsGood originally went for over $250. The other MP3 player for the Visor, the 64 MB MiniJam from InnoGear goes for $269. Then again the memory on the MiniJam is upgradeable, but even then the SoundsGood is still a great value. The software that comes with the SoundsGood makes transferring files from your PC (sorry no Mac support) to the player fast and simple. The SoundsGood software is also upgradeable so you won't have to worry about it being left in the dust. It has its own processor to process MP3 files so the Visor isn't bogged down on that. This also enables it to be a standalone portable MP3 player using the EnergyClip accessory. Features say a lot about a product but they don't tell the whole story. Let's see how good the SoundsGood audio player actually is.

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    Name: SoundsGood Player
    Company: GoodTechnology
    Release Date: 9/6/00
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