Press Release: Transcend Launches New T.sonic™ 850 MP3 Player

Taipei, January 8, 2008

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of flash memory products worldwide, proudly announces the latest addition to its T.sonic™ family of MP3 players, the T.sonic 850. This sleek new MP3 player is easy to carry due to its compact size (81.5mm long x 41.5mm wide x 12.7mm deep) and elegant lightweight design (just 48g). With a bright 1.8-inch high resolution full-color TFT-LCD screen, the T.sonic 850 is designed not just for great-sounding music playback, but also for viewing video and photos while on the go.

The stylish T.sonic 850 supports many audio and video formats such as JPG, BMP, MTV, MP3, WMA, DRM10, and WAV. Up to 8GB storage capacity ensures endless hours of video, music, or photo entertainment whether you're relaxing at home, on the road or at the gym. In addition, the T.sonic 850 is equipped with 7 equalizer effects, including a customizable USER EQ mode that lets you create your own music style. On a full charge, the T.sonic 850 supports up to 22 hours of continuous playback, so you can sit back and enjoy high quality music all day long.

More than just a portable entertainment center, the versatile T.sonic 850 also provides many useful functions including a digital voice recorder, a recordable FM radio with 20 station presets, and a time-zone adjustable world clock. The T.sonic supports 13 languages, not only in the user interface, but also in the included e-book text file viewer and during synchronized song lyrics display. With its adjustable playback speed and A-B repeat functions, the T.sonic 850 can also help you learn foreign languages, review voice memos, meetings, and class lectures more effectively. The built-in Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connector provides quick, easy charging and straightforward data transfer. Transcend's T.sonic 850 is now available in two capacities: 4GB (Ivory) and 8GB (Onyx Black), and comes with a protective silicone cover.

Product Features


1.8-inch (176 x 220 pixels) full-color TFT-LCD screen for viewing videos, photos, text files and lyrics
Photo viewer supports the latest JPG and BMP formats
MP3 player supports MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM10 and WAV music formats
FM radio (FM radio recording and the ability to preset 20 FM radio stations)
Includes software to create custom slideshow screen-savers and easily transform video files into the 850's MTV format.
Advanced digital voice recorder
Karaoke-type lyrics display
VAD (Voice Activation Detection) for high quality gapless audio recordings
A-B repeat function allows you to continuously replay a designated section of a track
Variable track playback speeds
Supports 13 languages including menus, song/album title, artist name and lyrics
USB flash drive capabilities for data transfer and storage
Includes T.sonic Utility – use T.sonic to lock your computer and password-protect files
7 Equalizer effects, including a customizable USER EQ setting
Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery provides over 22 hours of continuous playback*
Hi-Speed mini USB 2.0 connector for easy computer connectivity and fast file transfers
Real time clock displays local and world times
Protective Silicone Cover
2-year warranty

* Max. playback time achieved with screen saver set to "Blank" and "Lyrics Sync" disabled.

Press Contact


For additional information or other inquiries please contact: Cindy Hsu

Transcend Information Inc.
70 XingZhong Road, NeiHu District
Taipei, Taiwan ROC
tel. (+886) 22795 7661

About Transcend

Transcend is a globally recognized leader in the manufacture of memory products and peripherals. Established in 1988, Transcend offers a full line of standard and proprietary memory modules, USB flash drives and portable hard drives, solid-state disks, MP3 players, flash memory cards, card readers, and multimedia products. Transcend has manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China, and has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, and China. For more information, please visit