updated 11:20 am EDT, Wed September 27, 2006
Few would immediately recognize the MediaREADY name, but many will recall the company's GLIDER and the clear influence of the original iPod nano on its layout. Not content with these comparisons, MediaREADY has announced that it will capitalize on its earlier success with its new AERO flash player. Its capabilities are good, albeit common: MP3, WMA, and WAV files are supported, as are FM radio and recording. The most unique feature of the AERO is the choice of batteries. While a lithium-ion battery is built-in, the player can also use an AAA battery if necessary. The AERO is shipping now in several capacity levels, ranging from a $29 128MB basic model to a $125 2GB version.