One month after a successful release in Asia, Sony has just announced its brand new Walkman B series with two new USB-stick styled MP3 player models. This colorful new mp3 player is ultra portable with its four inch (10 centimeter) length and 28g weight.
@sphex "@cybr hell yeah, but maybe in 5 years :] oh, and freggos a cheapo, 4gb for an MP3 player is better than getting an ipod shuffle 1gb for like 80 bucks. Plus this one has a screen. +1 to cybr and Sony."
Except that the ipod shuffle is $49 and is 2GB (not $80 and 1GB) and is smaller and has voiceover, 15hr battery life and has the built in clip which is a must for me. I don't want a screen on a micro player, I don't want to look at it, and want the thing as rugged as possible.
[citation][nom]idiom[/nom]Now all that Sony needs to do is invent time travel. I bet the people living in the year 2003 will really be into this.[/citation]
My 2GB Creative MuVo from that time frame is perfectly serviceable, thank you very much. Not much bigger either, though it uses a detachable battery compartment where you can put a rechargeable AAA battery yourself. No downtime for recharging either -- just keep a spare charged AAA battery and swap as needed. My main complaint is that those cheapos at Creative used a USB 1.1 connection when USB 2.0 was already ubiquitous...
I think you just confirmed the point. Why why why does it only hold 2 or 4 gigs in this age? a 32 gig USB thumbdrive is $36. My audio collection in Mp3 is nearly 50 gigs. How is a 4 gig Mp3 player supposed to help me?