MP3 Players


Adafruit PyPortal Portable Winamp MP3 Player
Remember Winamp? The media player for Microsoft Windows, originally developed by Nullsoft’s Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev, that was sold to AOL in 1999 for $80 million? Well, Adafruit’s PyPortal turned the multiple portable Winamp MP3 player concepts into a real working product, complete with touchscreen control. It faithfully recreates the aesthetics and even includes support for the original Winamp themes.

SanDisk Clip Jam

The SanDisk Clip Jam 8GB MP3 Player is great for those who just want a simple music-playing device, whether it be for sports or just casual use, and it’s being offered for just $19.99, today only, originally $39.99. Compatible with most popular audio formats and featuring an FM radio tuner, the player delivers great sound for up to 18 hours. Its bright screen and large navigation buttons let you easily choose songs and create playlists. If you need additional space, the Clip Jam player comes with a built-in microSD card slot. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

Underwater MP3 Player

The FINIS Duo Underwater MP3 Player is perfect for swimmers or just a day at the beach, and it’s being offered for only $94.99 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. It utilizes a sleek, two-piece design and bone Conduction audio transmission to deliver crystal clear audio through cheekbones to the inner ear. An integrated clip design secures the Duo to goggle straps to rest on the cheekbones for a comfortable and streamlined fit. Product page. Continue reading for another action video and more information.

Awesome Mix Guardians of the Galaxy

Buying the CD version of “Awesome Mix: Vol. 1” just isn’t enough for some fans, so why not make your own version that doubles as an MP3 player? That’s exactly what Instructables user “BrittLiv” did, and the resulting device is something worthy to be placed in Marvel’s next installment. On a related note, did you know that the soundtrack album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album in history consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart? Continue reading for more pictures and a link to the actual instructions page.

With the iPods and Zunes dominating the MP3 player market, it’s a nice and refreshing change to see what other funny devices have been released in the past 5 years. Click here to see them all. Continue reading to see NES and SNES controllers turned MP3 players.

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Amazon has the Creative Zen Mozaic 16GB Media Player for just $69.99 shipped, originally priced at $149.99. It “supports AVI video format; MP3, WMA, WAV (IMA-ADPCM), Audible 4 audio formats; JPEG (BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF) image formats.” Product page. Video after the break.

You can even share the latest chart-toppers out loud with the Zen Mozaic’s powerful built-in speaker. Or view photos on the sharp 1.8-inch TFT display while listening to your favorite music.

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When unfolded, it may look like a normal MP3 player, but to play/change tracks on the PLAY, you’ll have to fold and slide its two halves. No word yet on if this concept will go into production. Continue reading for one more picture.

This new mp3 player concept lets you play with its shape in order to come up with the icons that you need in order to control your music.

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Slightly larger than 2 sugar cubes, this tiny MP3 player from Japan — available now from ThinkGeek — “somehow is crammed 4GB of memory and a rechargeable battery.” That’s not all, it features full stereo sound and USB connectivity. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Loading music is incredibly easy. Simply plug the Micro Sport into the USB port of your computer. It mounts like a USB thumb drive, and you simply copy over any MP3 files you want to play.

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That’s right, this ListenUp MP3 player on eBay from 1997 is claimed to be the first true MP3 audio player. According to the seller, “only 25 units were produced for testing and evaluation and a few units were actually sold.” Auction page. Click here for first picture in gallery.

When audiohighway.com had its public offering on NASDEQ in December, 1998, the company decided to convert audiohighway.com to a pure audio streaming destination Web site and cancelled planned production of the ListenUp Player.

[via eBay]