Feeds

E-tailer rocks to Pebble MP3 player

Life's a beach

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

UK online retailer Advanced MP3 Players will this month ship its first own-brand device: the small, ready to skim across the waves Pebble. The ovoid audio item sports a shiny black back and a mirrored silver front lit by a blue OLED status panel. The controls are arranged in a circle that'll be familiar to iPod Shuffle users.

advanced mp3 players' pebble mp3 player

The 20g, 4.7 x 3.2 x 1.3cm-wide Pebble will be made available in 512MB and 1GB forms. Both have an integrated lithium-polymer power pack capable of providing up to 12 hours' playback. It can play MP3, WMA and ASF files, but can't cope with DRM-protected tracks alas.

Tracks are loaded by drag and drop - the Pebble is a USB Mass Storage device - and the battery is charged via its USB 2.0 port - so there's no bundled AC adaptor.

The box bundles a "luxury" lanyard earphone cable holder ready for the included 'phones. The earphones double up as an antenna for the built-in recordable FM tuner. The player also has a stopwatch function - since it looks like one, why not?

Advanced MP3 Players will ship the Pebble on 28 February. The 1GB version will cost £99; the 512MB model, £79. Both prices include VAT. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
End of buttons? Apple looks to patent animating iPhone sidewalls
Filing suggests handset with display strips
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.