China is one of the few places in the world where the ipod doesn't have a stranglehold on the MP3 player market. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of manufacturers cranking out all types of MP3 and MP4 (video) players. Many are knockoffs of ipods, Sonys etc. but many are original devices that offer features that I wish my video ipod had, like support for almost every imaginable video compression format.
Anyone who has ever been to the Bainaohui or Zhongguancun electronic markets in Beijing has seen this vast array of gadgetry, the problem has always been trying to figure which brands are reliable and which brands actually deliver what they advertise.
Today I discovered an English-language website called PMP Today which has reviews of many Chinese brands of PMPs (portable music players). The site has a China section which includes reviews of bizarre only-in-China products like a digital picture frame that plays MPEG and MP3 files. And, of course, there are already Chinese knockoffs of the latest ipod nano.
If there are any Beijing-based gadget geeks out there who would be interested in collaborating with Sexy Beijing on a monthly China gadget show for our website, send an e-mail to info -at- sexybeijing.tv.
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