updated 01:35 pm EST, Thu November 16, 2006
Coby Boombox Flash Player
Coby has begun carrying the unique C341, a portable stereo with its own integrated flash music player. The internal jukebox can play MP3 or WMA music stored either in its 256MB of flash memory or from removable SD cards. It can also be treated as a self-contained voice recorder, according to Coby, as it can not only record voice but encode audio to MP3 in real-time. An FM radio is standard and the player can serve as an alarm clock that wakes users to their choice of music. The 11-inch system is designed for portability and comes with both a shoulder strap and four C-cell batteries for traveling, though Coby doesn't provide a battery life estimate. The company says its boombox is compatible with both Macs and PCs and ships from Amazon for $55.