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SmartDisk Flash Trax XT 40 GB Digital Multimedia Player and Storage

3.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Watch hours of movies, recorded television or home videos
  • Carry and enjoy tens of thousands of photos
  • High resolution 3.6" LCD for crisp images
  • FlashTrax XT supports JPEG, BMP, GIF and some RAW digital file formats
  • FlashTrax XT supports MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9 and XviD video file formats
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SmartDisk
  • Model Number: smdftxxt40
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 40 GB
  • Supported Standards: MP3, WMA
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
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Product Description

Product Description

40gb Digital Portable Video Player/Recorder

From the Manufacturer

Transfer, store and share your videos, pictures, audio and data files with FlashTrax XT, the patented, palm-sized, portable multimedia player and video recorder that travels anywhere. Transfer thousands of high resolution images and hours of video for entertainment. Safely capture and store photos from flash memory cards using "one touch" copy key. Download multimedia files onto the built-in hard disk drive.

Download and watch videos on the flip-top 3.6" color LCD or TV
FlashTrax XT records and plays television shows or movies on the built-in color LCD. Connect FlashTrax XT to a TV or video projector for viewing with family and friends. FlashTrax XT plays digital video formats, including MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9 and XviD, and is adaptable to both NTSC and PAL television output systems. With FlashTrax XT, you can view movies or videos at your desk, in your car or on a plane.

Transfer and store photos from flash memory cards, view on the 3.6" LCD or TV
View digital images with controls to zoom and pan. A slide show feature previews photos automatically and allows you to add background music. Connect FlashTrax XT to your TV (NTSC and PAL support) to share your photos with friends. A Compact Flash reader slot is built in and, with adapter, FlashTrax XT transfers images from all popular flash memory cards.

Record and listen to music and MP3s
Use the convenient Hi-Speed USB port to connect FlashTrax XT to your PC and download thousands of songs to take with you. Listen to your music via the built-in speaker, with headphones or connect FlashTrax XT to external speakers. Create your own music play list to enjoy again and again. In addition, use the built-in radio to listen to your favorite FM station and capture your favorite music for later enjoyment.

Transfer data files
Transfer the images you've collected from FlashTrax XT to your PC using the Hi-Speed USB port, and save edited photos or any other type of file back onto your FlashTrax XT.

Additional functionality
FlashTrax XT's built-in operating system is upgradeable. That means future enhancements can be added as they are made available through the SmartDisk web site.

Specific features

  • Watch hours of movies, recorded television or home videos
  • Carry and enjoy tens of thousands of photos
  • Store and listen to hours of music
  • High resolution 3.6" LCD for crisp images
  • FlashTrax XT supports JPEG, BMP, GIF and some RAW digital file formats
  • FlashTrax XT supports MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9 and XviD video file formats
  • Adjustable flip-top lid protects the LCD and provides up to 130-degree tilt for comfortable viewing
  • Removable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Simple user interface allows you to find and manage your digital content
  • Quickly transfer content from your PC or laptop to FlashTrax XT with USB 2.0
  • A/V out allows connecting to external entertainment systems
  • Operates with Windows 98SE or OS 9.2 and higher systems

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8 x 3 x 11 inches
Item Weight 2.7 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Manufacturer SmartDisk
ASIN B0009JS6J4
Item model number smdftxxt40
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #36,951 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video
Date first available at Amazon.com July 7, 2004

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I couldn't find any (non-photo) reviews of this media player, but it appeared to be best buy relative to current media players. I recommend it as a all around media player even though it's not perfect.

It is very useful as a music player, video player, audio and video recorder, file transfer, image preview, CF card (RAW and jpg) download, etc. I love how it folds up, providing a built-in stand and screen protection. It makes traffic and work bearable. Spend a little more to get the 80 GB!

However, there are a few issues to be worked out.

1. A firmware update is needed so that I can view the video files with the latest software out--I couldn't get ANY video files (new and older ones) to play. You have to find the OLD Dr. DivX (DivX 3, 4, or 5)! However, don't expect to be able to get the TV to play the converted DivX files with tolerable quality. But LCD is great.

2. The interface gets old quick--one must navigate thru menus by repetitively pressing buttons. Shortcuts are needed to go straight to the main menu, and to like go straight to a song list (bypassing the CF option when there is no CF card and non-music files, and straight to song file).

3. Finding a certain song and editing the playlist on the Flashtrax is very cumbersome. I still haven't figured out how to change file order except by removing the file and returning it one at a time using a computer. Moreover, it organizes itself oldest to newest, not alphabetically like the computer.

4. A radio antenna would be help!! So would a remote. And some games would be over the top.

5. There is no "on" light.
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By JB on March 31, 2006
It is a great item except it will not accept cards of more than 1G.

It chokes on anything larger. I was assured by the company it would work with my 2G cards, but it does not.

While talking with technical support they revealed the unit will not work with anything larger than 1G. It will sometimes work with a 2G card, but rarely.

If you use nothing larger than a 1G card the product is great.
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A very basic tool to review & store images in the field when you don't have access to a laptop (or don't want to carry one). Downloading pictures is easy and quick. Transferring them to my desktop is a snap. Large viewing screen is a plus. I have not and don't plan to use the recording feature. I needed a compact unit to load my 4 gig cards to so I could reuse them during my shoots and it works perfectly for that reason.
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By JB on March 31, 2006
It is a great item except it will not accept cards of more than 1G.

It chokes on anything larger. I was assured by the company it would work with my 2G cards, but it does not.

While talking with technical support they revealed the unit will not work with anything larger than 1G. It will sometimes work with a 2G card, but rarely.

If you use nothing larger than a 1G card the product is great.
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First and formost, the SmartDisk Flash Trax XT is designed to backup and review your digital images. I use it for two devices: Nikon Digital Camera and Marantz portable recorder. I have no problems seeing the raw files from my camera, or playing back audio recorded on the Marantz recorder. Why I love this device is that it provides me plenty of on-demand backup for my field recordings and photos, while providing me some basic entertainment capabilities.

Copying a memory card: Just stick your Compact Flash card in the side and press copy. It will copy the card to a time-stamped folder. Note-copying your card does not erase it, so if you backup your card, and continue shooting, without reformatting, you will end up with duplicate files, each in their own timestamped folder. The Flash Trax XT does not decided whether a file is a duplicate or not, rather everytime you backup your card, it places that backup in a new folder.
I successfully use SanDisk 1GB CF and Fujitsu 4GB Microdrives with the FlashTrax.

Caveat, I can only backup 2GB SD cards using my SD to CF adapter, even though the adapter will read larger cards in my laptop.

Music Player. The music player sounds good, but it's no iPod. When I really want music, I carry my iPod. However, I keep a couple thousand songs on my FlashTrax so if I'm working in a studio, I can have music. The music player will play MP3 (I would never use Microsoft WMA-ever!) but it will not play AAC files. You can choose a song or playlist when displaying photos in a slideshow.

Video Player. I have managed to get some DVD content into this device from DVD's that I OWN, by using MediaFork (Mac) and choosing Divx/MP3 as the file format. MediaFork's MPEG4 isn't compatible with the FlashTrax XT.
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I picked this item up to use as a photo dump for vacationing. Really liked the ability to read RAW camera files. Picked up a cf to xd adapter so i can dump photos from my camera's xd card with the touch of the copy button. If you were to run out of tape in your camcorder you could hook it up to this and record direct to the hard drive. Not to mention the use of watching movies and listening to music when traveling. With the help of a program called clonedvd mobile i was able to transfer 20 full dvd movies to this device using up only 9 gb of space! The headphone out sounds great with a decent pair of headphones. External speaker is ok, but keep in mind it's basically a mono speaker setup. Use headphones!

I've read some concerns of hard drive failure, but with some research online i found a few step by step guides to replacing a dead 40 gb drive with up to a 120 gb regular laptop hard drive with zero modification! The unit comes with an internal mic for recording which i modded to accept an external mic to use as a field recorder. It is suprisingly decent in the recording aspect. Records from mic, a/v source, or radio. Truthfully i have found the radio pretty useless but it does have one. Lion battery is not built in so when it dies you just pop the old one out and order a new one. Try that with an ipod!

Overall it is a great product that i would definately purchase again! The only reason i didn't give it a perfect 5 stars was because of the radio feature....which i personally don't care too much for anyway.
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