D-Link has built on its
DMP series of MP3 players with the Roq-it 32 featuring an LCD display, digital quality
playback, equalizer and USB interface with 12 Mbps of bandwidth for music file transfers.
The Roq-it 32 uses a USB 1.1 compliant connection for transferring audio files and the
player includes an expandable SmartMedia memory card that provides 128MB of additional
The LCD display includes info for
playtime, track, number, battery status and encoded Kbps information is stabilized with an
on/off hold switch that prevents accidental changes if one of the buttons are accidentally
bumped during play. The Roq-it 32 also employs one of four preset equalizer modes for
Normal, Jazz, Rock and Classical music.
The Roq-it 32 includes easy to use
management software for music transfer to the player. Additionally, theres bundled
software, including Audio Catalyst, thats provided to enable users to encode MP3
files from audio CD's, organize music libraries, and listen to MP3 Audio.
Out-of-the-box convenience is
provided by the inclusion of all necessary items, such as a USB cable, CD-ROM with drivers
and software, 1 x AA Alkaline battery, and earphones, are provided for a complete Digital
Audio package. No moving parts either!
On the downside, theres no listing of track names
available and the Roq-it lacks any sort of clip-on device to attach it. While the
overall look of the Roq-it is austere, its an improvement over previous D-Link
players. Despite the lack of stylish design, the D-Link is a more-than-capable MP3
player with efficient file transfer and capable features for around $80.