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Freecom Beatman - Mini CD / MP3 player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Freecom Beatman - Mini CD / MP3 player. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and memory are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Freecom Beatman - Mini CD / MP3 player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Freecom Beatman - Mini CD / MP3 player from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Freecom Beatman 256MB MP3 Player/RecorderFreecom Beatman 256MB MP3 Player/Recorder

Jun, 2018

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Freecom Beatman Flash MP3 Recorder


Opening the box and taking out the Flash Recorder, the first thing we noticed was its size. It is very compact, and as you can see from the picture above, it is smaller in size than a credit card!. But don't be fooled by its size. This device, as we...

The only drawback that we could find is that it cannot be used as a flash disk easily. You must have Freecom's software installed in order to access the Flash Recorder, and there are restrictions as we saw during the course of this review. Suggested...

Jun, 2004

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Freecom BeatMan 8cm MP3 Player


At first it was the cassette Walkman. Then came Discmans, MiniDiscs, DATs and DCCs. The last couple of years saw the advent of solid-memory-based players and Discmans with MP3/WMA decoding capabilities. And now, the latest trend in portable music...

Although Mini-CD players are such a great idea, neither of the two devices we tested is perfect, as both of them still leave some things to be desired. This is to be expected, as what we tested is essentially first-generation devices, which will...

Feb, 2002

Expert review by : Jaison Lewis (

Freecom Mini CD MP3 Player


Freecom is fairly young German company that manufactures a wide range of computer products, most of which are portable devices. The Beatman II Mini CD MP3 Player is a dark blue portable Mini CD player, which claims to have a 480 second anti-skip buffer...

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications

Freecom introduces the Freecom Beatman Mini CD/MP3 player, the first of its kind. Its small size, hardly bigger than the Mini CD medium itself, and its low weight make it the perfect music device to carry with you. Plus it looks extremely cool too! The Freecom Beatman meets all standards you can expect from a portable CD/MP3 player. The high-quality technology and the anti-shock mechanism ensure continuous trouble free playing. You won't miss a beat Download music files from the Internet or convert your CDs into compressed audio format. Burn up to 210 minutes of music on one Mini CD-R- with your CD writer. Play your music on your Beatman and exchange your songs with friends. Freecom presents the ultimate medium for digital sound: the Mini CD. It stores up to 210 minutes of compressed audio music like MP3. At a low price and very small in size- only 8cm in diameter- Freecom offers the perfect storage medium for mobile audio action.


Equalizer: Yes
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):50

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Mini CD/MP3
Functions (KB):Mini CD/MP3 player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Mini CD / MP3 player


Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)/7hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

CD Track Programming: Yes
Media Load Type:Top-load
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / Intro scan / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Shockproof Memory:40 seconds
Type:Mini CD / MP3 player

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight




Energy Management

Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 35


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:mp3, wav / MP3, WMA


Manufacturer:Freecom Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Freecom Beatman

MD System

Type: None


Color:Blue / Transparent

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45

Other Features

Audio system maximum sampling rate:20
Battery Type:1.5V AA / AAA, Li-Ion
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.24 x 2.54 x 0.496 / 3.74 x 4.06 x 1.14 / 5.51 x 5.12 x 0.547
I/O ports:Line out level - Output 0.7 Vp-p, 47K Ohm
Power Requirements:2 rechargeable batteries (NiMH) / 4.5V/600mA Linear Power Adapter
Sound output mode:8mW, Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz, Signal to Noise ratio: > 60 dB (without filter), THD: < 0.1% / Analog

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Audio Manager software (English) and manual in 7 languages (GB/D/F/NL/E/I/TR)


Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 35

Record Modes

Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None


Player media type:CD

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:PC, Intel Pentium 133MHz or higher, 32MB RAM, 40MB free hard drive space, CD-ROM drive,\nWindows98SE / ME / 2000 / XP, available USB port

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.59 / 5.57