SOURCE: Blue Raven Technologies

June 04, 2007 09:45 ET

Blue Raven Introduces Lower-Priced 7" All-In-One Portable Media Player With Built-In DVR

New MediaMate™ 7000 Series Lets Users Record and View on a Large Screen Movies, TV Shows, Music and Photos on the Road

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Blue Raven Technology (www.blueravengear.com), a leading provider of video consumer electronics and iPod audio products and accessories, today introduced the MediaMate™ 7000 series, a new product line of portable all-in-one media DVR players. The new MediaMate series features the first portable media player to combine built-in DVR capabilities with a large, vibrant 7" digital color screen, perfect for watching movies, playing music, browsing photos, and voice recording, wherever you go without needing to bring any additional hardware. The MediaMate device is the most user-friendly 7" MP4 player on the market, with a lightweight, compact design and a highly intuitive user interface.

The new MediaMate series is available in a 40GB model at a low suggested retail price of $379, and an 80GB model, which holds up to 100 hours of DVD-quality video, for $429.

"Blue Raven designed this product by prioritizing the features consumers care about most: price, ease of use, and a clear, large picture," said Blue Raven's President Glen Kashgegian. "By bringing these key features together into the MediaMate, we believe this is the first product to make portable media players a viable category for most consumers."

Built-In DVR

With its built-in DVR capability, traveling TV buffs can record a program directly from their TV or TIVO to the MediaMate. While other systems require users to purchase an additional docking station and carry two hardware devices to record to the media player, the MediaMate has the DVR recorder built into the player so users do not need to bring or purchase additional hardware. Users can simply connect the provided AV cables from the MediaMate to a TV, DVD player or other device and directly record and transfer live TV, DVD, DVR(TIVO), VHS, Video, CD, digital pictures and even your own voice. Using the "Scheduler" feature, users can automatically record favorite TV shows at a specified time and then bring the MediaMate anywhere to view conveniently "on the go" or with others. The 40GB version will record up to 50 movies or over 11,000 songs. The 80GB version will record up to 100 movies (700 MB on average) or store 22,000 songs or 80,000 photos. *

Large Screen Size for Optimal Viewing

With its large 7" stunning high resolution digital color screen, MediaMate allows users to more enjoyably watch recorded movies, TV shows and other video programs with others "on the go" anywhere, anytime. Unlike many competitive devices, the MediaMate also has a convenient 3 in 1 card reader to facilitate the transfer of files, pictures and songs.

Pricing and Availability

The new MediaMate was cost engineered to be especially affordable for the features provided. The MSRPs are significantly below other 7" screen size devices and offer the built-in DVR functions most other models charge separately for. The new MediaMate series models are available now nationwide through Blue Raven's on-line store (www.blueravengear.com) and through Blue Raven's network of national retailers including CompUSA, E-Cost, PC Mall, Mac Mall, Buy.com, as well as national distribution through Ingram Micro. The new 40GB MediaMate 7040 is available for $379 (US), and the 80GB MediaMate 7080 is available for $429 (US). All MediaMate models include high quality stereo earbud earphones, wireless remote control. AC/DC adaptor, A/V cables, easy to use 3 in 1 memory card reader, USB connection, car adaptor, car headrest mounting case and stand.

The MediaMate is backed by Blue Raven's world class service organization for in-warranty and out of warranty service and support.

* Movies of 700MB on average, songs of 3.5 MB on average and photos of 1MB on average

About Blue Raven

Blue Raven Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of out-of-warranty service parts and depot repair services as well as consumer-friendly iPod audio and video personal electronics products, including MP4 players, MP3 and gaming products accessories. With more than 22 years' experience in servicing consumer electronics products, the Company provides award-winning after-market support to the world's largest electronics retailers and customer service companies. Blue Raven is the largest independent supplier of genuine Apple, Compaq, HP, Toshiba, eMachines, Gateway and Sony parts in the U.S. The company stocks over 60,000 service and retail parts, and has repaired over 200,000 notebooks for some of the largest national retailers. Blue Raven also offers a complete range of unique and consumer-friendly portable video, iPod audio, and accessory products directly through its retail channel. For more information on Blue Raven products and technologies, please visit www.blueraven.com

Blue Raven and Blue Raven Technologies are trademarks of Blue Raven Technologies, Inc. All other products and services mentioned are products of their respective companies.

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