In the world of portable music players, there are many options to choose from. While the iPod is nice for many, there are those who prefer to look at the alternatives and not follow the trend setting sheep (only kidding iPod lovers). Ultra Products is one manufacturer of alternative MP3 players, and their latest model is a splash resistant, solid state player, available in 1GB and 2GB models and a variety of colors.
The Ultra Products 2GB Hydra MP3 Player is shown in the promotional image below, and it is clear that it isn't much like any other player on the market. From the odd shape and physical features, to the orange and grey color combination, it is sure to grab your attention.
Before taking a look at the player provided for review, let's look at some published data on the 2GB Hydra MP3 Player as taken from the Ultra Products website...
» High Speed USB 2.0 Connection
» Splash Resistant
» MP3 Player and USB Flash Drive
» ID3 Tag Support
» Voice Recording
» MP3 and WMA Support
» FM Radio
» 7 Different Language Display
» Memory Size: 2 GB
» Color: Orange
» Interface: High Speed USB 2.0
» AAA Battery Included
» Up to 8 hours continuous playback
The Ultra Products Hydra comes packed in a blister pack that features an oversized bubble that resembles a large water drop. In addition to supporting the "Hydra" theme, it does well to protect the unit inside. The back of the packaging provides a good deal of technical information on the player, including the features and specifications covered above.