The TREO, is a new high capacity Digital Music Jukebox designed and priced for the consumer marketplace.
Drawing raves when previewed at COMDEX in November, Hy-Tek’s new TREÓ stores and plays up to 150 music CDs. Its numerous advantages over competitive players include storing more than 100 hours of music in a pocket-sized player, multiple codec support, and a removable Li-Ion battery pack, which provides more than 8 hours of continuous playback before recharging.
In presenting TREÓ for its industry debut at CES, John Bastian, president of Hy-Tek, said he is also offering OEM partners the new product he called “a breakthrough by all parameters and measures.” TREÓ has everything to be one of the great consumer electronics products of the year,” said Bastian, noting “its almost unlimited financial potential in a marketplace for MP3 players forecasted by IDC to be nearly 7 million units by 2003. This core technology can be utilized by any OEM seeking fast entry into the portable Jukebox market,” Bastian said.
Superb Sound Quality, Unmatched Price/Performance
“TREÓ’s digital stereo sound quality is superb, clearly rivaling any player in the market,” Bastian said, “and its incredibly small size makes it convenient to take an entire music collection anywhere, delivering unmatched price/performance. TREÓ provides easy storing of music from original CDs or Internet downloads, rising above competitors with incredible sound in a pocket-sized player.
“The TREÓ brings reality to portable players, including huge capacity, true pocket-size portability and long playback time,” Bastian said. “Not only is the TREÓ a great performer, it absolutely blows away the competition in terms of price/performance,” Bastian noted. “With its $399 price tag and capacity of 100 hours, it offers music storage at 1/20 the cost of flash-based players.”
Technical features of the TREÓ include: multiple codecs including MP3, WMA, AAC and ePAC are supported by the unit. An integrated graphic equalizer allows the user to set tone quality to their particular taste. Its flexible, MicroOS™ core technology from e.Digital Corporation (OTC:EDIG) provides the basis for this new entry into the high capacity portable player market.