updated 01:15 pm EST, Wed December 27, 2006
SD/MMC reader/MP3 player
Brando is exporting a portable USB 2.0 card reader which also doubles an MP3 player. Users simply stick an SD or MMC card into the slot, load it with files, and hit Play when they want to hear music. A pair of 16mW headphones is included, but the only music controls on the reader are Play/Pause and Volume. The device offers up to 10 hours of playback on a single AAA battery -- not included -- and is compatible with Windows 98SE or Mac OS 8.6 or greater. Brando is selling the reader for $15 US in blue or black.