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Bantam Interactive - BA800
by Stephen Jones (November 20, 2002)


The BA800 from Bantam Interactive is a versatile digital audio player with a colorful personality combined with a portable image viewer that lets you show off yours.

The personality comes from multicolor LEDs behind each curved, translucent side panel. These LEDs can be set to any one of 256 possible color shades to suit your mood, or automatically cycle through all colors for a disco-in-your-pocket ambience. More useful, perhaps, is the unique ability to download and show off your digital images in TIFF, JPEG, GIF or BMP format.

All flash and dazzle aside, the unit is no slouch as a digital audio player since it features a built-in equalizer and the useful ability to convert MP3 files on-the-fly to the more compact WMA format.


  • 3.5" x 2.8" x 1.6" / 88 mm x 72 mm x 40 mm
  • 3 oz / 86 g (including battery)
  • Supports MP3, WMA, and future formats
  • 5 preset digital EQ/DSP
  • 256 MB memory (8 hours of music)
  • Expandable SD memory slot
  • 1.8" 312 x 230, 18-bit color LCD
  • Exclusive CooLights technology (256 multi-color morphing)
  • Backlight display
  • Quick charge Lithium-Ion battery
  • $300

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