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Arriving relatively late to the enthusiast memory scene it's all too easy to assume Super Talent are a new and inexperienced company with big ambitions, the reality though is that they've been doing what they do for a couple of decades. Operating out of San Jose, California they not only design their own memory products, they manufacture them too in a state-of-the-art US based production facility churning out DDR and DDR2 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics.

You'd need to be pretty confident, or foolish, to want to enter the fairly saturated MP3 player market right now, but with such advanced manufacturing capabilities and your own memory modules to hand I suppose it's less risky for companies like Super Talent to give it a go and see how they get on.

Today I want to look at Super Talents' top line player, the MEGA-SCREEN. Available in 512MB, 1 and 2GB flavours in either black or white, the MEGA-SCREEN goes head-to-head with the omnipotent iPod Nano.

I was slightly disappointed that Super talent hadn't tried to do their own thing with the box design. The matte black design is a rather too obvious rip-off of Apple's Nano box. OK, it looks good, and Apple don't have the monopoly on black boxes but with the obvious comparisons likely to be made I'd have sooner not started this review defending a design decision.

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Box contents include a set of headphones, video and photo conversion software on a mini-CD, a data/charging cable, a line-in audio cable and a user manual made from real, wood-derived solid paper. The headphones did a relatively OK job but the sound quality from the MEGA-SCREEN is good enough to warrant the purchase of a better set. You can get some ideas what to buy HERE.

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Specification
+Mfr Part Number: MP3/4-2GW
+Color: White
+Memory Capacity: 2 GB
+Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
+Display: MEGA Screen (262K Color OLED, 128x128 Pixels)
+Music Format: MP3 / WMA
+Recording: Line-in Real Time Mic/Voice Recording (ADPCM Type); Built-in FM/FM Tuner Recording
+Lyrics Supporting
+Language: English/ Chinese/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ Korean/ German
+Battery: Rechargeable LITHIUM Battery
+Operating System: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/2003; Mac OS 8.6+; Linux 2.4.1+
+Dimension: 87 x 42 x 9 mm
+Weight: 36 g
+Warranty: 1 year
+Items Included: Earphones, USB2.0 Cable, Product Manual, and Drivers.