updated 01:25 pm EST, Thu November 30, 2006
Kenwood 10GB Media Keg
Kenwood has just added the diminutive HD10GB7 to its Media Keg line of audio players. The device is the world's smallest hard drive-based player, Kenwood proclaims; it holds a full 10GB of MP3/WMA music or JPEG photos despite measuring only 2.4 inches at its largest dimension. The company additionally promises uniquely high-quality sound through Supreme, an interpolation technology similar to the X-Fi technology used in Creative's Xmod. This latest Media Keg inherits the features of previous models and connects to the company's USB-equipped stereos to load music directly from CDs and MiniDiscs, bypassing a computer entirely. Available in black or white trim, the HD10GB7 launches in December for $345.