updated 05:40 pm EST, Mon November 27, 2006
German outfit Memorysolution has announced the Lavod LFA-262B, an extremely compact MP3/WMA audio player that has a microSD slot in addition to its onboard flash memory. The device is just 3.3 inches long and 0.4 inches thick, and supports card sizes up to 1GB. A two-color OLED display shows either lyrics or ID3 tags. The player also supports voice recording, and has two headphone jacks as well as a rechargable lithium polymer battery that allows over six hours of playback. A 1GB model of the Lavod is selling for €35 ($46) at retail, while a 2GB model is on offer for €45 ($59).