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Product: HipZip
Manufacturer: Iomega
Estimated Street Price: $299.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features & Sound
3: Play/transfer & Advanced Features

4: Conclusion

    Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the new Iomega HipZip.

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Design: 80%
Features: 90%
Performance: 85%
Sound Quality: 95%
Equalizer: 95%
Battery autonomy
: 90%
MP3 Software: 95%
: 80%
Overall: 88%

There’s nothing bad to say about the Iomega HipZip. It looks cool, it works great, it delivers outstanding sound quality with powerful bass and treble levels, it comes with great software and best of all it can be easily upgraded to be improved again by adding support for future audio standards. The fact it uses Pocket ZIP disks is really an advantage due to their low cost comparing to memory cards. One thing is regrettable though: a 40 MB capacity per disk is small so you won’t be able to store more than one hour of music in the best cases but due to the fact disks are cheap and very small you can take several with you for hours of music. I literally fall in love with this excellent, state of the art portable MP3 player that every good techie and music fan should have right now. With a price equal to a conventional MP3 memory based player the HipZip is clearly a good choice since it uses affordable disks and comes with tons of great features.




Specs & Package
Overall Score 88%
Version Reviewed Iomega HipZip
Release Date Available now!
In The Box? 1 HipZip Unit,
1 USB to HipZip Cable,
1 AC Adapter,
2 Pocket ZIP disks preloaded with music,
MusicMatch JukeBox CD & IomegaWare Drivers CD,
User's guide & warranty.
The Good Points Cool Design,
Innovative concept,
Updatable thanks to the firmware,
Affordable PocketZIP disks,
Great features (like the resume & playlist ones).
The Bad Points

Included phones are bad,
PocketZIP disks remain hard to find in shops,
40Mb on a Pocket ZIP is few.

Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard

Windows Millennium Edition
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E
PC Required

Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT4 SP3 or Windows 2000
166Mhz Pentium class processor or higher
64Mb of RAM
30Mb of free hard disk space
Quad speed or higher CD-Rom Drive
One USB controller
Microsoft Compatible mouse

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