updated 05:15 pm EDT, Thu October 26, 2006
Rimax Mystic player w/VoIP
Rimax has introduced the Mystic, a media player that happens to double as a VoIP phone. To engage VoIP mode, users simply plug the USB cable into a PC. When it's not taking phonecalls, the Mystic can listen to FM radio, play ACT, MP3, WAV, and WMA audio files, or play MPEG-4 video converted to the AMV format. JPEG photos can also be stored. The Mystic is being sold now in three different formats: 512MB (£56), 1GB (£70), and 2GB (£90). The 512MB player comes with white and orange covers, while the 1 and 2GB models come with an additional green cover. At present there seems to be no domestic American distribution.