Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ubanana uCan - A waterproof MP3 player

Here is an interesting concept. The Ubanana uCan is an MP3 player that is aimed at the fitness and outdoor crowd. It is waterproof to 5 meters and will even float if it comes off in the water. Designed to be a no muss no fuss kind of system, the user places it around their neck and then inserts the earbuds into the ears. This way there are no cords to be concerned with. It has a 1GB capacity which isn't huge by today's standards, but certainly will hold a decent amount of music.
When I first saw this my first thought was - patient entertainment! If it is waterproof, I'd like to see how it stands up to a disinfection protocol. The lack or wires would make it easy to manage in a dental environment and I don't believe the "around the neck" form factor would be a problem.
The device is currently available for pre-order for $154 and delivery in July 08. More info and ordering here.

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