There is no shortage of options when you’re in the market for an adequately sized portable media player, especially when you want more than 30GB worth of internal memory. Where the Wolverine ESP beats the competition, however, is that it comes equipped with a super beefy 160GB HDD as well as a 7-in-1 memory card reader.
The Gizmodo editors note, though, that the Wolverine ESP is “a bit portly for our taste.” The footprint on the 3.6-inch QVGA device is about the same as a deck of cards, measuring less than an inch thick, and tipping the scales at 10.2 ounces. It’s a “great dumping ground for your digital photos”, as well as an adequately equipped video player, accepting DivX and AC3 files with the best of them.
Other niceties include an FM radio, USB port, and a music player. The 3.6-inch display isn’t widescreen unfortunately, and if you need PVR functionality, you’ll need to invest in a $70 optional cradle. The Wolverine ESP PMP is available now for $549.99.