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nextar_ribbit_mp3player1Toys like this are proof that digital entertainment is now firmly ensconced in the mainstream. A mere $25 gets you a MP3/WMA player and voice recorder shaped like a frog. Thanks, Nextar.

I’m not being sarcastic. There is a place for beautiful examples of high-tech artistry and there’s a place for digital frogs, and there’s nothing wrong with liking both. It’s also nice to see that even a toy comes with an eight-mode equalizer (including SRS Wow), an OLED display, a selection of playback options, playlist capabilities, USB 2.0, and a choice of seven different interface languages. It’s Gordon Bell’s corollary to Moore’s law in action.

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Written by chris

January 5, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Posted in Culture, Hardware

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