I’m not really sure what to make of this thing, but I guess you could say that it is the next natural progression for the MP3 player. Sure, many people use their smartphones as music players, but many others like having a separate unit for that purpose.
But this doesn’t really have any buttons. What you see here is the newly revealed Coby Micro MP3 Player and it’s a polished piece of plastic. The minimalist design is reminiscent of the Creative Zen Stone, but it goes so much further.
How the heck do you control this player? It’s possible that it works like the iPod shuffle and it just bumbles its way through your playlist as it pleases. On the other hand, it could take another page out of the shuffle playbook by placing the controls in the headphone cord. Your guess is as good as mine.
For the raw specs, you can expect to get 2GB of internal memory, USB connectivity, and a mere five-hour battery. Coby isn’t forthcoming with launch price or a release date, so we’ll just have to sit and wait. Painting our nails.