Music Card MP3 Player Makes Mobile Music Listening A Snap!


MP3 music players have come a long way from the clunky, form-follows-function bricks that looked best when they were buried in your pocket. Times have changed and so have the players - this new series of ultra-thin "small wonders" from Tokyo's Strapya World are not only slim & trim, they don't look anything like MP3 players anymore.

This latter feature could possibly give rise to some difficult situations, as the following video illustrates:

Weighing just 20 grams (0.7 oz), the player is about the size of a credit card and almost as thin. One of the 6 available styles actually IS a gold credit card, with the others being a vintage camera, an old-style audio cassette tape, and three different chocolate bar flavors. The player's measurements are 5.4cm wide by 8.6cm long by 0.5cm thick (2.16" x 3.44" x 0.2").

The total price of 2,400 yen (around $26.70) plus shipping gets you a nicely filled out package that includes a USB Cable with a 2.5mm plug, an exchangeable adapter (2.5mm to 3.5mm), and stereo earphones with a 2.5mm plug that will NOT work with cell phones.

One notable feature of this MP3 player is that it can play music either through the included earphones or though a pair of speakers built into the player. How they squeezed a pair of speakers into a 1/5 of an inch thick device is beyond me. When fully charged (which takes 3 to 4 hours) the maximum playing time with earphones is up to 15 hours or, using only the speakers, about 4 to 5 hours.

Any other specs to note? Lessee... the file format is MP3WMA, stored memory capacity is 2GB, the USB format is USB2.0 and the file transfer speed is 8MB/s. Small wonders indeed!

Note: The writer and/or the site may have received free samples or some other type of remuneration or benefit for trying out, reviewing, recommending or writing about the items covered in this article.

Feb 6, 2010
by Anonymous


hey i got this, but how do you turn it on??