updated 02:40 pm EST, Mon November 27, 2006
Soundwave MP3 Ball
Soundwave, a frequent producer of flash-based music players, has today debuted the MP3 Ball. Its spherical shape is attention-seeking in appearance but avoids the hard edges that can cause problems with most music players. However, the company notes, the MP3 Ball has also been given a soft-touch rubber finish that ensures a safe grip. The player stores up to 1GB of MP3 songs and has six EQ presets for customizing its sound. Support for text lyrics is equally built-in. Online retailer Grattan delivers the MP3 Ball for a price of £40 ($77).