updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon October 16, 2006
FlashPoint MP3 SharePlayer
Although numerous music players can plug directly into the USB port of a computer to double as a flash storage drive, FlashPoint today announced a jukebox it says is more useful to owners who transfer files on a day-to-day basis. The SharePlayer has both male and female USB ports, allowing a user to copy files directly to or from any USB mass storage, including the iPod and other music devices, without the need for a computer during the exchange. For its own music purposes, the SharePlayer is also capable of FM radio and recording and supports audiobooks. FlashPoint is selling the SharePlayer now at capacities ranging from 128MB ($60) to 4GB ($160).