(Mobilemag) TDK has introduced four new MOJO MP3 players, the next generation of the company’s highly acclaimed MOJO portable audio line. Each new MOJO model has a unique feature set, allowing customers to choose a player that best suits their individual needs, lifestyle and budget. Incorporating cutting-edge technology with a wide range of playback options, the next-gen MOJOs set new standards for ultra-portability, convenience and above all, great sounding audio.

Noted Nick Ikeya, TDK Executive Director, Hardware Product Management: “Our lineup of next-generation MOJO MP3 players gives music-passionate customers a new level of freedom and flexibility. Whether you’re out jogging, commuting to work, bicycling, sunbathing or just relaxing, there is a MOJO model that provides all the features and functions you need for maximum musical enjoyment. It truly makes listening to your favorite music easier and more convenient than ever before.”

Lightweight and highly comfortable, the all-in-one MOJO 1 is a full-featured MP3/FM player built into a set of attractive neckband style headphones. It’s the ideal solution for today’s mobile lifestyles.

MOJO 1 provides unrivaled on-the-go access to entertainment and information. With 128MB of built-in memory and support of virtually all bit rates (8-320 kbps including variable bit rates), it’s the ideal player for MP3 and WMA files. A memory card slot (MMC and SD card compatible) enables unlimited expansion. By selecting one of the 25 programmable FM tuner presets, you are instantly in touch with music, news, sports and weather.

MOJO 1’s intuitive controls reside conveniently on the outer side of each earpiece, delivering easy access to all functions and features. At the touch of a button, you can customize the sound with four equalizer presets (rock, jazz, classical and normal). A song intro function scans the first few seconds of each track, helping you easily cue up a favorite song. Repeat 1/all and random play modes provide additional flexibility.

Using the included MoodLogic software and a USB connection, tracks can be organized and rapidly downloaded to MOJO 1 from virtually any PC. A track transfer plug-in for MusicMatch Jukebox and a firmware upgrade/FM preset programming utility are also supplied. (In addition to the utility software, the player’s controls can be used to program FM presets while on-the-go.) FM radio can be recorded directly to MOJO 1’s internal memory, providing anytime enjoyment of favorite broadcasts.

MOJO 1 even has an audio output, which enables sharing music with a second set of headphones or playing the unit through a home stereo or mini-system. MOJO 1 delivers up to 10 hours of playback from its included AAA battery and is supplied with a user’s guide, a USB cable, a software CD-ROM and three sets of ear covers for long-lasting performance. MOJO 1 will be available in October 2003 at an estimated street price of $179.99.