By Richard Menta 8/16/06
Samsung released four new players this summer and now as we venture into fall the Korean electronic make is announcing yet another new unit. The Samsung YP-K5 is most notable for its integrated speaker, a feature we have found most convenient in the past. The quality may not be as good as the various portable speaker systems offered for the iPod, but lying on that picinic or beach blanket they usually work well enough, and without having also lug a speaker/dock system that cost an additional $100-$200 to boot. The YP-K5 is otherwise a straight-forward flash player that comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB flavors.
With touch screen controls (another plus) the Samsung YP-K5 handles the usual MP3/WMA pairing as well as OGG for you non-conformists. Of course, since you are not buying the iPod instead, that alone makes your acquisition of this player a stand for individuality. Samsung is yet to release a price or ship date for the YP-K5
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