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This a bit strange looking Japanese MP3 player may not win a design award, but that is beside the point, because it has a different idea behind it. This time the guys from Thanko turned up with a MP3 player that can be recharged with hand cranking if you don’t have a PC with a free USB or a power adapter nearby. The player has 1GB built in memory and supports playback of MP3 and WMA music files with 32 to 250 kbps bitrate and as an additional feature you get a built-in flashlight.



In just about a minute cranking the built in hand crank you’ll get up to ten minutes of music playback from the device and by a bit more (or maybe a lot) you’ll be able to recharge the battery to maximum, but don’t expect too much, because the capacity of the rechargeable battery isn’t too high. Anyway this music player utilizes a good eco-friendly idea and if it gets a bit optimized and enhanced it will become even better, especially if it becomes cheaper…

The price of the MP3/WMA player is a bit high at $62.54.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this music player, literally…

The all new iPod nano, bringings video playback, an enhanced user interface featuring Cover Flow, and an incredible new design to the world’s most popular music player. The new iPod nano features a larger two-inch display with 204 pixels per inch, which lets users watch their favorite movies, TV shows and music videos in the same resolution they currently enjoy on the video iPod. iPod nano also includes three fun games, and additional games can be purchased from the online iTunes Store. iPod nano delivers up to 24 hours of audio playback or five hours of video playback on a single charge, and is encased in a beautiful new all-metal design made with anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel and comes in five new colors – silver, black, blue, green and a RED special edition.

The all new iPod nano features a 204 pixel per inch display that is 65 percent brighter than the previous generation and delivers 320×240 resolution that is perfect for watching your favorite movies and TV shows on the go. iPod nano also features an enhanced user interface that shows off album artwork and photos like never before, and now includes Cover Flow, so you can scroll through your entire music collection by album cover artwork using the Click Wheel.

The all new iPod nano is perfect for playing iPod games and comes pre-loaded with iQuiz, the entertainment trivia game; Vortex, a fast-paced 360 degree brick-bashing game; and Klondike, the popular solitaire card game. Additional games will be available for iPod nano later this month from the iTunes Store, including Sudoku and Tetris from Electronic Arts and Ms. PAC-MAN from NAMCO. And with up to 24 hours of audio playback or five hours of video playback on a single charge, the all new iPod nano is the ultra-portable way to enjoy your favorite music, TV shows and movies on the go.

The 4GB iPod nano comes in silver for $149 and the 8GB model is available in silver, black, blue, green and a RED special edition for just $199.

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The all-new iPod nano with a new aluminum body, an incredible 24 hours of battery life and more than twice the music capacity for the same price as the previous generation. The new iPod nano features Apple’s innovative Click Wheel and an even smaller, thinner and lighter design available in silver, pink, green, blue and black.

With a stunning aluminum enclosure available in five brilliant colors, there’s an iPod nano to match everyone’s individual style. The second generation iPod nano is even more compact than the original and has a brighter, more vibrant display perfect for viewing album art and up to 25,000 photos. Intuitive new features such as Search and Quick Scroll make it even easier for music fans to find exactly what they are looking for and enjoy their music on the go, and with seamless integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store, the new iPod nano lets customers choose from over three million songs from the world’s most popular digital music store.

The new iPod nano supports gapless playback for enjoying albums the way they were intended. iPod nano also includes Apple’s patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads a user’s digital music collection, photos or podcasts onto iPod nano and keeps it up-to-date whenever iPod nano is plugged into a Mac or Windows computer using USB 2.0. The second generation iPod nano features up to 24 hours of battery life and completely skip-free playback.

Apple is also unveiling new accessories designed for the second generation iPod nano, including lanyard headphones, an armband, a dock, and a new incredibly compact USB power adapter which at almost half the size of the previous USB power adapter is perfect for charging your iPod while traveling. The new iPod nano features the 30-pin iPod dock connector allowing it to work effortlessly with an incredible range of third-party products, from home stereo speakers to cars featuring iPod integration. There are now more than 3,000 accessories available for the iPod. The second generation iPod nano also works seamlessly with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, and provides support for voice recording accessories.

The new 2GB iPod nano model in silver is available for $149, the new 4GB models in silver, pink, green and blue are available for $199, and the new 8GB model in black is available for $249.

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