More on the Compaq PJB100 MP3 Player

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Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2001, 00:29
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I read your article regarding the so called iPod killer. The PJB100 has been on the market for almost two years. I know because I got one of the first units. It comes with a lot of accessories and it provides a very good value for the money. The box is expensive but compared to the money you would have to spend on Flash cards etc. would make it definitely cheaper. Soon I’ll receive the iPod and then I would be able to make a real comparison.


I read your article regarding the so called iPod killer. The PJB100 has been on the market for almost two years. I know because I got one of the first units. It comes with a lot of accessories and it provides a very good value for the money. The box is expensive but compared to the money you would have to spend on Flash cards etc. would make it definitely cheaper. Soon I’ll receive the iPod and then I would be able to make a real comparison.

The Mac software for the PJB100 is not good, it is a beta program that has been available for about 15 months. The PJB100 can also be accessed through Virtual PC. The software on the PC is quite alright; you’re not able to copy files back to the drive with the standard software package. Due to the USB interface, file transfer is rather slow.

I’m really happy with this box and although it is quite big I’m definitely very impressed by it. HANGO is the company who made it ready for the consumer and it has been developed by Compaq originally, as you stated correctly.

There is a version out there with a 30 GB drive but as IBM already is making the Travelstar 60 GB drives, it is only a matter of time before they will be made available.

They have to been given credit to make the first MP3-unit available for consumers based on a hard drive.

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