The Matroska format is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the number of ripped HD videos found on torrents, and iRiver decided to bank on this by releasing the K1 Smart HD media player, with native .mkv support.
The new 3.5 inch personal media player from iRiver supports a resolution of 480×320 pixels, as well as a number of other formats (AVI, WMV, MP4, TP, MPG, ASF). The K1 Smart HD offers 16 hours audio/8 hours video playback, but has only been released in Korea, so far.
The basic 8 gb model sells for $204, for added DMB mobile television tuner you have to pay $248, the 16 gb model is $266 and the complete package (WIFI, DMB, 16 gb hard-drive) costs $310.
More photos of the K1 Smart HD personal media player after the jump