updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006
Buslink MC512 Player
By now, one of the iPod's key advantages is not just its design or interface: momentum has made it hard for any digital audio player but the iPod to have a meaningful collection of accessories. One company found a rather simple workaround for this dilemma: it included the accessory in the box. If you buy a Buslink MC512 for $99, your player comes with its own custom-designed speaker dock. As the model name suggests, this is a fairly standard 512MB flash player with MP3, WMA, and WAV support alongside an FM tuner and recording. For the money it could be the easiest way to get a portable stereo for home or the office. It's available immediately and works with Macs and Windows PCs. See a full photo after the jump.