updated 03:05 pm EST, Fri December 1, 2006
RUN'A Disney Music Players
RUN'A on Friday introduced its OTO for SD Card music players. Made for children, each has a Disney character as its central theme: the blue model features the small alien Stitch, while the pink model showcases Minnie Mouse. The two use an iPod shuffle-style control system which is both simple and childproof, according to the company. Also similar is the OTO's transfer method, which saves size and weight by merging audio and data transfer into the headphone jack.
In contrast to the Apple design, however, the new player uses removable SD cards alone for storage: as little as 256MB or as much as 1GB can be stored at any given time. The device supports MP3 and WMA music and is shipping in Japan for $26 without an SD card.