You would be forgiven for thinking that competition in the portable media player segment was over. We thought so too, as the iPods had pretty much ended the argument in their favour if the mobile phone hadn’t already made the portable media player extinct. Well, there are some people who clearly don’t agree. With its Zebmate, Zebronics seems to think it will be able to find a customer base. Well, we have to agree that at this price point there will sure be a few buyers.
The Zebmate is a tiny, no-complications device with a 1.8-inch touchscreen and jut one home button for the rest. But it can play almost all music files, some video formats and also receive FM radio. The screen is responsive enough for you to operate the media player and the interface easy enough for even kids to figure out.
However, we are not sure we would want to watch video on a stampsize screen. And, we encountered problems playing many popular formats. But the Zebmate is a good music player and FM radio, the sort you’d want to take on a morning walk or to the gym.
However, you are advised to buy a better pair of the earphones as the one in the box is basic. The Zebmate has an 8Gb internal memory and can take a Micro-SD card.
Buy it for a child or a tech-challenged elder.
GG ZEBRONICS ZEBMATE
Price: ` 2,200