Samsung’s new answer to the iPod Shuffle is the YP-S3 Pebble: a music player that lies like a colorful polished stone in the palm of the hand. Features include 1GB of flash memory, some EQ presets and MP3, WMA and OGG support.
Quite gorgeous, really: the Pebbles are like technological refugees from a Japanese rock garden. I’m not going to buy one, though: the temptation to see how many “skips” I could get from my new MP3 player would be overpowering, especially since — with no screen and limited storage capacity — it would basically be worthless to me for actual music listening. But I’m sure it makes a satisfying “thunk” when loaded between the bifurcated barrels of a sling shot and propelled at the pineal gland of an obnoxious co-worker. Expect the price to be about the same as an iPod Shuffle.
Samsung Pebble, S3 MP3 players show great promise [Crunch Gear]