||HighGear recently introduced its first
digital audio player designed specifically for outdoor entertainment.
The new TrailAudio digital player, which in late fall, is a the perfect
holiday gift for the outdoor person in your life.
“The market potential for portable music players is obvious,” said Mike
Hosey, president of HighGear. “We wanted to take advantage of our
technological capabilities along with our experience in the outdoor
industry to do something that no one else has done yet – introduce an
MP3 player designed specifically for the outdoors.”
HighGear’s new TrailAudio line features two flash-based
models (256MB and 512MB) that are designed to withstand the rugged wear
and tear of the outdoors. Flash memory players are small and
lightweight and because they have no moving parts, the music will not
skip during high-impact activities including extreme sports. The
lightweight unit, which weighs just four ounces, is about the size of a
Not only is the unit an MP3 player but has an equalizer
and a built in USB 2.0. You can even listen to the FM radio with 12
preset stations. The unit offers up to 17 hours of continuous play with a
simple drag and drop for music and data files.
Worldwide factory-level sales of compressed music portables rose more than
200 percent in units and dollars in 2003 to hit more than 24 million units
and more than $3 billion, the high-technology market research and
information company In-State MDR reported. In addition, worldwide unit
sales are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent
between 2003-2008. Until now, the industry has not seen a digital audio
player devoted to the outdoors.
For more information, call HighGear at (888) 295-4949 or visit the store
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