Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Motorola ROKR E1 Review

Resembling the Motorola E398 design, the ROKR is relatively conservative compared to more recent fashion-forward Motorola devices. Packaged in an unassuming white casing, the ROKR measures and weighing just 108 x 46 x 20 mm and 107 g; roughly the size and weight as an iPod Mini.

Positioned in front, the ROKR's 176 x 220 px LCD screen is top notch, displaying a brilliant 262K colors for vivid imagery. Flanked by Menu, iTunes, and Left and Right soft keys, the 5-way directional joystick provides unmatched versatility compared to standard keypads; allowing consumers the freedom to quickly and comfortably navigate through music playlists.

On the sides, convenient soft keys give users one-touch access to Voice and Camera functionality. Through VoiceSignal technology, users can control not just calling functions, but even menu choices, all without training. Activating the 0.3-megapixel VGA camera lens located on the back, consumers can capture photos at up to 640 x 480 px in size; similar to those found on previous models.

Built-in dual speakers ensure listeners can enjoy stereo sound without headphones, but a 2.5 mm jack is nearby just in case. Adding a bit of fun, rhythm lights bring the ROKR to life; interacting with ringtones creating a unique visual effect (not operational with iTunes player).

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