updated 12:25 am EDT, Fri October 10, 2008
Soundwave waterproof MP3
Freestyle has introduced its latest waterproof audio device, the Soundwave MP3 player. The device is completely submersible down to ten feet and features a shock resistant design. Up to 2GB of audio data can be stored, including MP3, WMA, and DRM protected files, and an FM tuner with channel presets is also built in. The track listings are viewable on a black and blue OLED screen. The internal rechargeable battery is claimed to offer up to 18 hours of playtime per charge.
An armstrap can be used to hold the device while taking part in activities. The device can also be used standalone, and floats if it happens to drop or slip out of a pocket. Waterproof earbuds are provided but a standard jack allows connection of other headphones. A USB cable is included, with file transfer supported from either Windows or Mac platforms. The Soundwave player is available now for $90 in blue or $100 in camo. [via CrunchGear]