Dyne is a Korean company.
Besides recording audio, it plays all its own formats as well as MP3, WMA format audio. It has a built-in FM radio tuner and allows one to record any FM channel that one is currently playing. The recording quality is quite good! However it eats AAA batteries like a hungry wolf, while recording. It has a USB interface so that it also effectively works as a flash memory for your laptop!
Now, that is all great. However does anyone know of available products which are
- capable of playing MP3, WMA
- no need to have recording capability
- USB connectivity
- at least 64 MP capacity, but the more the better
- costing less than or equal to INR. 1,000?
Next question: Would it be possible for anyone to mass produce something like this in India, with the cost to the end user no more than Rs. 500?
Or, now that import duties on a bunch of products are going off (while counter vailing duties come in?), would it be possible to import in large quantities but still the cost to the end user should be no more than Rs. 500?
I believe a product like this can make a significant impact in India and help in education, entertainment and generally turning out well informed citizens.