When it comes to personal media players, the iPod is the 400 pound gorilla in the market, but there are some nice offerings from lesser known companies, one of which is the Meizu M6 Mini Player (sometimes spelled Miniplayer) which Amazon is currently listing for approximately $155. Some specs:
There are more details at the Meizu web site as well as some slightly different models, but let’s cut to the reviews.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, and Meizu has conjured a masterclass by delivering a multimedia player that is high on everyone’s wishlist.
Apple should sit up and take notice of how their future iPods should function like from this experience.
The Meizu Miniplayer M6 could very well become the next big thing. If you’re looking for the best flash player currently out in the market look no further than the Meizu Miniplayer M6.
Jason Chen at Gizmodo loves it but mentions one caveat:
Well, there’s no support for either the Apple iTunes store or PlaysForSure stores like Napster. Thus, you’re pretty much need to either rip the songs into MP3 format or rip your songs from your CD collection—or download them illegally. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who’s anti-iPod, the Meizu Miniplayer will give you zero regrets.
Less enlightening but shorter and more glitzy is this Miezu commercial video.
To net it out: If you don’t miss a branded store like iTunes selling music and are willing and able to get your own MP3′s from whatever source, then the Meizu M6 Mini Player has a robust feature set that makes it a good value.