“Olympus blew oodles of cash on a splashy Super Bowl Sunday commercial for its new m:robe 500i, a combination music player and digital camera with 20 gigabytes of storage. People danced and pranced around, grooving to music and snapping photos that seemed to herald the age of convergence,” Ron Harris reports for The Associated Press.
“But the m:robe 500i (think “m” for music, “robe” for wardrobe, say Olympus hipsters) fails on more than one level. When you converge lackluster media delivery into one device, you essentially get a shiny brick,” Harris reports. “Everything Olympus has done this time around is stylish, indeed. But I’ll take function over form more often than not and neither m:robe measures up to other players on the market.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Not a glowing review. So much for Olympus’ “iPod Killer.” The bath, errr, m:robe needs much work it seems before it kills anything except good reviews.