Our editors have compiled a list of five MP3 players you can’t buy/afford, or at least anytime soon. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. “Continue reading” for the entire list.

NES Controller MP3 Player

If you’ve always wanted to make your own NES Controller MP3 Player, check out this short tutorial. This updated version includes an SD card slot for memory expansion.

Inspired by someone on the internet who did this, I dicided to try and integrate a mp3 player into an old NES (original Nintendo console) controller. I bought a cheap mp3 player off ebay and a NES controller off QXL, and started the refitting

World’s Most Expensive MP3 Player

At $25,000, the limited edition TrekStor i.Beat organix Gold boasts a OLED display, 2GB of internal memory, built-in FM tuner, SRS WOW sound enhancement, line-in recording, and a 18 carat 750 gold case, adorned with 63 one carat diamonds. Video (Spanish) below.

Jewelers Wenthe in Mannheim/Germany put over 100 hours of pains-taking handiwork into the exquisite gadget. Interested consumers will be able to see it live over the coming months at Saturn, Media Markt and others in Germany and Spain and also buy it for 19.999 euro [$25,000]. The i.Beat organix Gold will be exhibited in a specially designed glass display cabinet and protected by professional bodyguards

Winamp MP3 Player

A designer modeled this MP3 player concept after Winamp’s software interface.

Some of you wee whippersnappers may not remember Winamp, but yes, this was our first MP3 player, pre-iTunes, even before portable players came on the scene


REGEN – The Yo-Yo MP3 Player

Yes, the REGEN is a batteryless MP3 player that’s powered by the action of Yo-yoing. It can store up to 200 songs on its built-in hard drive. A touch screen LCD display allows you to control the player and view time/song information.

Start Yo-yoing around 10 -12 tosses and you are good to go. Dont worry about the headphones while you yo-yo as Bluetooth wireless headphones are included for your hearing pleasure

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Sega Genesis Controller MP3 Player

A modder managed to convert a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive controller into a fully-functional MP3 player. Plus, it has a USB plug for easy song transfers.

As for controls, the A and B buttons manage volume, the d-pad skips tracks, and the start buttons starts and stops playback