Want a little extra bling for your ears? Brighton has created blinking LED earphones in your choice of pink, blue, or clear. They have a 100Hz to 10kHz frequency band, a 32 ohm impedance, and a sensitivity of 112 dB/mW. Maximum input is 4mW. The phones will flash to the music so you will certainly stand out in any crowd whether you want to or not. Battery run, it features a cable length of 1100mm and a price of 2,980 Yen (~$28.00.)
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Donya has cleverly created an MP3 player inside a wooden acorn. It runs on batteries and is a size of only 35mm high with a small lanyard. With a 1GB memory capacity, it will play MP3, WMA, and OGG files. Play time is about 3 hours and it takes approximately 4 for a recharge. Volume and selection are on the top, while an earphone jack is on the bottom of the player, which automatically turns it on when you plug in and off when you unplug. Attached to your USB port, it will download and recharge. The Acorn Player is available for 6,999 Yen (~$65.00.)
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Yamaha wants to help you improve your workout with the Bodibeat. Drag and drop your own tunes in your library or listen to pre-loaded mixes which they claim numbers in the thousands. The Bodibeat will select a tune that is equal to your pace whether you walk, run, or something in between. Choose from three modes, free workout, fitness, and training. Settings include tempo guide, song transition, and bass boost. It also doubles as a basic MP3 player with heart rate monitor. Expect the Bodibeat’s debut in the 3rd Quarter. Contact Yamaha for more details and price.
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Made by I-Mu, I-Jerry is a rodent-like MP3 Player with 1 GB memory. Control him by the ear, and get ready for his bottom which, when placed on a surface, turns it into a speaker. The company also features an i-Pig, an i-Bird, and a basic design that does the same thing, but we have to admit we are partial to the mouse. Visit the i-Mu site and find out there is more to music than sound, it’s a philosophy. Expect an arrival later this year at a $99.00 price.
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Belkin’s RockStar is a mini-jack hub that has six ports, one in and five out to split music between friends and their headphones. (We won’t tell if you take one to work and divvy up the ports between cubicles.) The 5 outputs can also be configured to be ingoing, too, so that you and your buds can mix and match music. The RockStar will work with iPhones, all models of iPods, and other MP3 players, and will be available from Belkin and various retailers this March for $20.00.
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