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NOMAD Jukebox 3
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Creative NOMAD Jukebox 3
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Author: dracon
Date of review: 17-June-2002
Type Of Review: Miscellaneous

Creative's Latest MP3 Jukebox
It's been a while since the NOMAD Jukebox was launched last year. Back then having a MP3 player with a built-in HDD was an innovative idea. This made it possible for a huge selection of MP3 audio files to be played, limited only by the player's battery-life. Imagine the monotony of having to listen to the same songs repeatedly on a 64 MB capacity player during long journeys...

Soon after the NOMAD Jukebox's launch, similar MP3 players with built-in HDD started to appear, the latest being Apple's catchy iPod. I must say that the iPod is itself a work of art. The simple yet extremely portable design (2.43 by 4.02 by 0.78 inch and 6.5oz), baring the price of one, definitely makes it a hit in the market. Not to be outdone, the makers of the original NOMAD Jukebox is now offering the latest incarnation to the NOMAD series, the NOMAD Jukebox 3.

The NOMAD Jukebox 3 now contains a lofty 20Gig HDD, able to hold about 5000 MP3 files at 128kps and 8000 WMA files at 80kbs. Furthermore there are plans to introduce a 40Gig version, with enough space to contain all your CDs even at higher streaming rates, unless of course, your CD titles collection rivals that of HMV?

A 7-minute anti-skip buffer, courtesy of the onboard 16MB DRAM, makes continuous music on the go possible. But if you intend to listen to music during 'Xtreme' sporting activties, I would suggest you go for a smaller MP3 player based on flash memory, instead of HDD. No matter how robust a HDD is built, continuous shaking and banging definitely degerades its operational life concerned.

So, how different is it from the original NOMAD Jukebox? And what sets it apart from other players out in the market?

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