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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [02.28.05]
Manufactured by: Ultra Products

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ULTRA Does the "All in One"

Today we'll be looking at ULTRA's All In One Portable MP3 player.

So I know what you're saying... "What, no quippy intro? No long winded opening diatribe into the merits of portable data with humourous little bits about it's past? What gives?"

Okay, so you're not thinking that at all, and my head has obviously grown too big for my shoulders, but just in case you were wondering, it's because after reviewing this product, I really didn't feel that it deserved one.

Now, I don't want to try and slant your view on this product before even reading the reasons why, and you by all means SHOULD read on to find out why, but so confident am I in the failings of this product that I feel safe enough to reveal the conclusion during the introduction.

Before bashing bashing it to bits and feeding it to Geoff though, lets go through its features and at least give it the fair assessment that all products deserve.

It's just a wittle guy

The unit itself is nice and compact (the exact lenght of a standard business card), although perhaps a bit wide for my liking. I say it's a bit wide because when plugged into the computer USB slot is effectively blocks off any surrounding slots (and they usually come in groups of two). Official dimentions are 9 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm (yay for metric) and and official weight of 38g.

I'm sure it's no accident that the All in One looks a lot like a Nokia phone...

Even with its small stature though, I must say that this unit feels much more robust than many other MP3 units I've come accross. The rubber soft touch edging is especially nice and gives the unit a overall rugged feel.


The units features are navigated using nine different buttons; six on the front face, a volume increase and decrease button as well as a "lock" button on the opposite side.

There is also a media expansion slot at the top of the unit which allows for expansion on top of the built in 128MB using SD/MMC media cards.

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