The ever-resourceful DAPReview gang has gotten their hot little hands on what might be the only iAudio X5 in the US. They’ve got lots of photos and even more photos on the new audio/video player. And we’re sure they’re cranking away on a review as we speak, so stay tuned for that.
As you can see from the picture below, the X5 sizes up very favorably to the iPod while cramming in quite a few nice extra features.
Most noticably, the X5 has a bright, 1.8″ color screen. Models will come in a range of capacities from 20GB up to 60GB and will not only play audio, but video as well. Past iAudio models have had excellent support for various music formats beyond MP3s (such as Ogg and FLAC) and we expect no different from the X5. We’re not sure yet, though, which video formats the X5 will support.
Another big thumbs up for the X5 comes from its support for USB On the Go, which lets you import photos directly from a digital camera. Neither the iPod Photo or the iRiver H320 (the US version, at least) have this capability out of the box.
No word, however, on when (or IF!) it will be available in the US. Currently the X5 is only sold in Korea.
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