What’s in the box?
Samsung includes the usual fare with the YP-T9:
- Quick Start Guide
- Software CD
- Ear Bud Headphones
- Foam Ear Bud Covers
- USB Adapter Cable
Once again, there is no Travel AC Adapter. I guess 35 hours of audio or 6 hours of video playback will have to suffice.
Transferring files to the YP-T9 is quick and easy. You can trread it like any USB Flash Drive and simply drag and drop your files right onto the player. For music and photos, as long as you’ve placed your files in the right folders, the T9 will be able to play them.
Video is not quite so simple. Given the small size of the player (4GB), and the fact that many video files are rather large, certain formatting needs to be done. While I would much prefer the ease of use that comes with the ability to drag and drop, I can certainly understand the need for video compression to fit the 220 x 176 screen.
Getting To Know You…
The Samsung YP-T9 packs a lot of features into a very small package. As you can see, it’s smaller than the last generation iPod nano, and is even smaller than Samsung’s YP-Z5 which we’ve reviewed previously.
The 1.8” 262K Color LCD is pleasing to the eye and produces a bright and crisp looking picture. Unfortunately, with the shiny finish, you can see how quickly fingerprints cling to the sleek enclosure.
Controlling the YP-T9 is done mainly using the directional touchpad on the front of the device. This control pad moves away from the touch sensitive pad that has shown up in previous players in favour of a more tactile feel. A positive click goes a long way I guess. More tactile buttons are included on the right hand side of the device which include a play/pause/power button, menu, and back button. Also on the same side is a record/stop button. Don’t worry about hitting record by accident. You do need to hold it own to get it to record. If you are paranoid about hitting buttons, the left side features a lone “Hold” button.
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