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Samsung YP-F2JX

512MB portable MP3/WMA player with FM tuner (Black)

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Keep your favorite tunes close at hand with Samsung's pendant-style YP-F2JX. This featherweight MP3 player features earbud headphones with an integrated neck strap for convenient portability. Its 512MB flash memory stores up to 8 hours of near-CD-quality music. The player also includes a built-in FM tuner and digital clock.

Keep your favorite tunes close at hand with Samsung's pendant-style YP-F2JX. This featherweight MP3 player features earbud headphones with an integrated neck strap for convenient portability. Its 512MB flash memory stores up to 8 hours of near-CD-quality music. The player also includes a built-in FM tuner and digital clock.

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The YP-F2JX is compatible with major online music subscription services such as Napster To Go and Rhapsody giving you access to millions of songs. You can also play songs purchased from most music download sites, including Yahoo! Music. And the player is compatible with a wide range of audio file formats, so you can enjoy your personal collection of PC music files on the go.

The Samsung YP-F2JX is perfect for my needs. I use it mainly when working out at the gym. With up to 8 hours of music , it more than exceeds my workout time. It's small size and BIG sound is great!!

John, Wichita Falls,TX

What's in the Box:

  • Black/silver digital audio player with 512MB memory
  • Clear plastic belt clip
  • Lanyard-style earbud headphones (has 3.5mm miniplug)
  • 2 Foam earbud pads
  • 56" USB cable (has USB Type A connector on one end and a proprietary USB connector on the other end)
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Registration card
  • Notice concerning storage capacity
  • Instruction sheet on lanyard attachment

Product Highlights:

  • 512MB embedded flash memory holds approximately:
    • 16 hours of music at 64 Kbps
    • 8 hours at 128 Kbps
    • other bitrates supported
  • plays MP3, WMA, protected WMA, Ogg Vorbis, ASF, and WAV files
  • PlaysForSure™ compatibility — plays downloaded music files from compatible sources and subscription services, like Napster, Yahoo! Music, and URGE
  • FM tuner with 20 presets
  • 3-line backlit screen
  • repeat, resume, and random play
  • high-speed USB interface (cable included)
  • earbud headphones with integrated neck strap
  • belt clip
  • built-in lithium polymer rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours playback
  • 1-3/16"W x 2-1/16"H x 5/8"D
  • weight: .72 oz. (includes built-in battery)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Computer Requirements:
  • USB port (high-speed USB recommended)
  • Windows® XP

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Pendant Style: The Samsung YP-F2JX is a tiny digital music player that can be worn as a pendant around the neck, or clipped to your clothing. The supplied earbud headphones have a looping cable which is worn around your neck. A detachable string, which can be looped through the player, can be locked in place on the headphone cable and the player is worn as a pendant.

Compatible Formats: The unit can play MP3 and WMA files, as well as Secure WMA (WMA-DRM10). The unit supports MP3 files recorded at 8 to 320 Kbps and WMA files recorded at 48 to 192 Kbps. You can store a maximum of 200 folders and 2000 files.

PlaysForSure: This unit is compatible with PlaysForSure, which ensures the unit will work with WMA music subscription services such as Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo Music, and AOL MusicNow.

512 MB Memory: The YP-F2JX is equipped with a 512 MB Flash memory with the capacity to store approximately 16 hours of music (MP3s recorded at 64 kbps). Note: Due to the reserved memory for system file and data recovery, the actual capacity is slightly less. The unit comes with a couple of music files already loaded.

FM Tuner: The player has a built-in FM tuner with selectable regions: Korea/USA, Japan, or Other Countries. You can manually or automatically store up to 20 frequencies in preset memory. The FM sensitivity can be set to one of three levels: High, Middle, or Low.   

Display: The unit features a 3-line, 15/16" FSTN (Film SuperTwist Nematic) display for viewing music file and menu information. You can independently set the duration of the backlight (5, 15, 30, or 60 seconds, always on). The display also has a screen saver (a clock display) which appears in the display window after no button activity for a preset amount of time. The screen saver is activated after 5, 10, or 30 seconds, 1, 5, or 10 minutes, or always on. When the Auto Off feature is activated, the unit will automatically turn itself off a set amount of time after the last button press when the unit is put into pause mode. You can set Auto Off for 5, 10, 15, 30 seconds, 1 or 3 minutes.

Sleep Timer: You can set the sleep timer to turn the unit off after a preset period of time. You can select 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Controls: All of the controls are located on the side panels. The left side includes the volume control and a hold slide switch, which can prevent accidental operations when activated. On the right side, the unit features the Menu/User button, the Play/Pause button, and the skip up/down controls.

Input/Output: The YP-F2JX has only two connections: the top-mounted 3.5mm headphone jack and the bottom-mounted USB 2.0 port with a plastic cover. The USB 2.0 port is used exclusively for file/data transfer, and for charging the battery. Note: The USB port is not a standard USB Version 2.0 connection, so the supplied USB cable must be used.

Rechargeable Battery: The unit includes a built-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery which provides up to 12 hours of playback time (MP3 128 kbps, Volume 20, Normal sound mode). Using the supplied USB cable, normal battery recharge time is approximately 2.5 hours when connected to your computer. Note: The unit does not include an AC power adapter or charger.

DNSe: DNSe is a sound effect function developed by Samsung for their MP3 players. Available DNSe modes include: 3D-User, 3D-Studio, 3D-Stage, 3D-Club, Normal, Rock, House, Jazz, Dance, Ballad, R&B, Classical, or User EQ. The User EQ mode allows you to make +/- 9dB adjustments to a 5-band graphic equalizer with center frequencies of 50Hz, 200Hz, 1kHz, 5kHz, and 16kHz. You can adjust the effect level of each 3D mode between 0 and 5. In addition to DNSe, the unit also has a Bass Enhance feature with levels of 00 to 03.

Play Modes: The YP-F2JX offers numerous play modes and play speeds:

  • Play Modes:
    • Normal Play: Playback of songs in order
    • Repeat One: Repeat current song
    • Repeat All: Repeat all songs
    • Repeat AB: Repeat designated portion of current song
    • Shuffle All: Play all song in random order
    • Intro: Play opening portion of all songs. You can select length of intro: 10, 20, 30, or 60 seconds
  • Play Speeds: You can select the speed of the music/voice recording: 0.7x, 0.8x, 0.9x, 1.0x (normal), 1.1x, 1.2x, or 1.3x.
  • Skip Interval: When you press the Skip/Search button during playback. the player will jump ahead or backward a preset interval: 3 sec., 5 sec., 7 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., or 1 track
  • Search Interval: When you press and hold the Skip/Search button during playback, the player will fast forward/fast reverse at the following intervals:  1 sec., 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., 20 sec., 30 sec., or 1 min.

PC Hardware/Software

Supplied Software: The supplied CD-ROM disc contains the necessary software, including Windows Media Player 10, to allow you to rip CDs, download new music from an online store, manage your music, and store it on the player.

System Requirements: This unit has the following minimum requirements for connecting to a PC:

  • Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Pentium 300MHz or higher
  • Windows Media Player 10.0 or higher
  • 100 MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive (2x or higher)
  • USB Port (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • DirectX 9.0 or above

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