updated 12:15 pm EST, Thu November 30, 2006
Median VoIP MP3 Player
Median on Thursday unveiled what it says is the first VoIP-ready music player, the MX-400M. The jukebox plugs directly into an Internet-connected computer's USB port and adds voice over IP telephony functions to the system, even assigning a fixed phone number to the player to simplify receiving calls regardless of which computer is in use. The MX-400M is also a full-featured media player, Median adds, and can play back videos, photos, and FM radio. An SD card slot expands the flash storage built into the player by as much as an additional 2GB. Median is shipping the player today in 1GB ($140) and 2GB ($160) editions.