Samsung’s Pebble MP3 players are quite zen

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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]

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2 Responses to Samsung’s Pebble MP3 players are quite zen

  1. Torchwood says:

    Look up in the sky! Is it a rock, is it a grenade? no its flying death pebble MP3 [Thud]

  2. Jelf says:

    These look kinda nice I guess, but are hardly original.

    The ‘click wheel’ style navigation is taken from the iPod and the pebble-like design is a straight copy of Bang & Olufsen’s infinitely superior BeoSound 2 MP3 player.

    An iPod killer? I doubt it very much…

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