updated 02:15 pm EDT, Mon August 6, 2007
Outrageous today revealed the i-Sing, its own spin on portable media players. The handheld focuses on karaoke over pure listening by displaying lyrics in time with the music and optionally stripping the vocals; with a built-in microphone, the user can dub in their own singing and either pump out the resulting mix through a built-in speaker or upload the resulting track to their computer if the results are worthwhile. Users less interested in creating new mixes can listen passively to MP3 or WMA songs for up to 10 hours on one charge.
In stock trim, the i-Sing carries 512MB of flash memory but also contains a free SD card slot for adding up to an extra 2GB of storage that can be easily shuttled between computers. Outrageous includes custom software for generating lyrics and says it offers the player/recorder hybrid in shops today in several colors, though does not list an official price.