If the iubi Blue was an average portable media player, we’d spend the next two minutes cajoling you with bad puns and jokes about its frankly pornographic model name.
Fortunately, this is one extraordinary little 30GB video jukebox; it’s the first Stuff’s seen to include Bluetooth. So, while it dispatches the ordinary Archos gamut of movies, music and pics, it’ll let you do all that without a pair of corded, tangle-prone headphones.
Just match a pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones – such as Plantronic’s Stuff Hot Buy-winning Pulsar 590As – and you’re in a wireless wonderland.
As a video and music machine, it looks competent. The screen’s a 4.3 widescreen job capable of 480 x 272 res movies, and the format support includes all the usual MP3, WMA and DivX codecs plus some more exotic species such as WMV, Ogg and H.264. It’s not Plays For Sure certified, mind, so won’t play WMA songs bought from download shops like Virgin Digital.
Other features of note are the inclusion of line-in video recording, USB On The Go for transferring digicam pics, built-in stereo speakers and an enduro-tastic eight-hour video battery life.
It’ll cost £250 when it goes on sale from Advanced MP3 Players,