04. 03. 2007
Waterproof & shockproof MP3 player
For the surfer or other water sports enthusiast in your life, here's a tough little MP3 player that can go along for the ride, the Waterproof and Shockproof Freestyle Audio DMP. Unlike my delicate iPod nano, this player is completely submersible, which means it's also good for the spa or swimming pool. Freestyle Audio makes action sports audio technology for water, snow and other extreme environments that are "not friendly to lesser consumer electronics." So, in other words, my little red nano may have the advantage on dry land of being cute and tiny on the outside but big on storage on the inside, but it'll be obliterated in places this DMP can go with its eyes closed and its hands tied behind its back.
Featuring specially engineered waterproof earbuds and Neoprene armband, it holds up to 160 songs and plays up to 15 hours. Comes in 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB models (priced at $139 to $199). You also get 50 free songs with a 14-day trial account with eMusic.