Published on December 24, 2008
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Samsung Yepp makes ‘music is my life’ their slogan, and with various line up they have high market share in the Global digital audio player market. They are not only releasing various products, but also distinguishable products by making design so attractive.
In the palm! The new necklace type YP-S2 is very small and light digital audio player, so the expression ‘in the palm’ is not enough to explain the size. This is NON-DISPLAY without LCD, so the playing and selecting songs depend on the hand not eyes.
Escaping from heavy portable product. Actually, the YP-S2 is not the first one of this type. S7, Mplayer by iRiver and iPod Shuffle by APPLE already have been released, and popular. We can listen to music and see videos with PMP, mini PMP, and even a cell phone, so this type of product only having music playing can be ignored. But when commuting and exercising, it’s really a burden with the heavy things. That’s why the demand of sub players has been increasing.
Also, one more merit is that it can be used as a moveable disk with the space, because now more users want the product having a music function, not just a USB memory stick even the expensive price. Small but convenient YP-S2 The best thing of the YP-S2 is the portability with the size and weight. As an MP3 player, it is used outside more than inside. But if an MP3 player has an LCD or speaker, it gets bigger and heavier, so it is not what it was. However, the YP-S2 is 42 X 42 X 16mm, so small and slim, and because it’s only 17.2g, you cannot feel its weight even though hanging on your neck.
They type of mini products can be malfunctioned, because of the small control part. But the YP-S2 uses most of the back side, so it is easy to adjust even by big hand or less sight users. Up-down-left-right are used to control volume and play, and there’s a play-pause button in the center. And there’s a function key to set ‘normal/random play’ at the right-bottom side of the control part. Elegant design and various colors If it’s small and light with poor design, it’s not different from cheap products made in China. However, the YP-S2 has a pebble shape, smooth body line, and glossy color, so it’s kind of a
fashion accessory. It’s something like reminding of expensive jewel, and it has black, red, white, green, and purple 5 colors to satisfy various users’ taste.
LED showing the status The design of the YP-S2 is finished with the various colorful LED. This LED is changing its color by the status. It is blue in normal play, while it is blinking blue-green-pink in random. When recharging, it shows red LED, and when it’s done, it changes to green.
Enough 1GB It is divided with 2 type 1GB and 2GB by the capacity. It can be small compared to recent other MP3 players, but it’s really hard to find a song like before 10 songs without the LCD, so about 200 songs(1GB/ 5MB files) are not small to me.
If the product with large capacity is released, it will become a so-so product, because of the high price and the difficulty of file management. Own earphone for style. This necklace type YP-S2 has a unique bundle earphone. It’s the necklace version of EP-370 used in the YP-T10 and YP-P2. The EP-370 is a well balanced product, and the bass is very impressive.
It is fixed firmly by plugging a 3.5pi earphone terminal to the body, so you don’t need to worry about the loss. But it is fixed again with the clip behind the terminal, so it’s totally safe even with hard and long movement. High quality sound with DNSe 2.0 DNSe is the abbreviation of ‘Digital Natural Sound Engine’. It’s the Samsung’s own EQ having great performance compared to other brand’s unlike at the first time. The YP-S2 uses the upgraded DNSe 2.0, so you can enjoy music with your own taste.
When pushing the function button beside the FF and volume down button, you can feel the EQ change, and 3D EQ can be used with the normal EQ, so it gives feeling like in the center of big place with only the earphone. Normal or Random The biggest fun of the YP-S2 not having the LCD is the random playing function. It can evade the boredom with the repetition of the same list, and also you can feel the ecstasy when suddenly the song you want to listen to comes out. Pushing the function button changing the EQ longer, it changes the playing mode with beep sound, and the changed playing mode can be checked at the LED.
Supporting USB 2.0 Like I said before, the YP-S2 can be used not only as a music player, but also a moveable disk. But, if the transfer is slow, it’s neither good to use the function, nor as a music player, because it takes long time to change music files. The YP-S2 can transfer files with the speed of USB 2.0. Instead of inconvenient cables, it can be used with a small gender, and it can be recharged by connecting it to a computer without another recharger.
13 hours of playing time, and various type of music files The YP-S2 can play not only the MP3, WMA, but also OGG recently used much. That’s why we call the YP-S2 a digital audio player not an MP3 player. But the 13 hours of playing time is changeable according to the file type.
Always the music friend YP-S2 The YP-S2 is a Non-Display type Digital Audio Player featuring the unique design and small size. The suitable functions, design, and price are mixed very well, so made great completion. If users are used to an LCD, the concept of the YP-S2 could be not familiar, but it’s the problem of the taste not the product itself. I hope to meet the necklace type YP-S2 much on the street.