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World's Most Expensive Mp3 Player

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 8 years ago | from the horribly-disgusting dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "TrekStor, a German manufacturer of MP3 players has developed the world's most expensive MP3 player. This unique custom-made portable player is based on TrekStor's i.Beat organix mp3 player, and has one GB of memory, 25 hour battery life, supports MP3, WMA, WAV, ASF, OGG audio files, and is cast in 18 carat gold with 63 diamonds (one carat)."

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Bah. (5, Funny)

Malor (3658) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053095)

You can have my slightly-beat-up 40g iPod, with a tired battery, for TWICE that price.

There.... 'most expensive' didn't last that long. :)

Bah! (0, Troll)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053164)

Bah!

No AAC, can't connect to ITMS. Lame.

expensive useless crap for stupid rich people (2)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053733)

I bet these guys [neimanmarcus.com] or these guys [hammacher.com] can top that!

Interesting paradox (1)

leehwtsohg (618675) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053203)

Hmm.... quite interesting, since the price of the MP3 player in the article has not been determined yet. All that is known is that IT will be the most expensive player...

Re:Interesting paradox (2, Funny)

Malor (3658) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053227)

Eh, who you going to believe... a publicly traded corporation, or a random Slashdot poster?

Re:Interesting paradox (4, Funny)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053278)

/. poster.
by miles.
-nB

Ogg support! (1)

Flamekebab (873945) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053096)

Why does it seem that one has to pay this much for an Ogg player?

For a non-proprietary codec, there's not much hardware support..

Re:Ogg support! (2, Insightful)

Theatetus (521747) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053313)

IRiver just put out a great 1-G player with Ogg support...

...wait for it...

...that doesn't use USB mass storage and instead only uses the proprietary MPT only available on Widnows XP.

So, they supported oggs, and then cut off the one section of the market that gives a damn about oggs... now they'll probably point to the slow sales of the model and say, "see? people don't want ogg".

Re:Ogg support! (1)

jrmcferren (935335) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053762)

The T-30 from iRiver has been supporting ogg, but again it has the MTP. It is also important to note MTP can be used in linux with gphoto as MTP is similar to PTP. Winamp now supports both MTP and iPods.

Re:Ogg support! (1)

Flamekebab (873945) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054019)

Precisely why I went through the immense hassle of finding an iRiver H320, because it doesn't require any of that "transfer software" bull.

iRiver... (0)

RockClimbingFool (692426) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053379)

That is what I don't get about all this place and its die hard support for the iPod. It doesn't support Ogg. It is perpetuating acceptance for DRM.

iRiver supports Ogg, they update their firmware alot because of user requests. They have even had a true hard disc video player for a long time. iRivers players look just like external drives and don't require propietary interfaces to get files off and on them.

I really can't wait till Apple does come out with the true video iPod. Everyone will be saying how innovative Apple is, and how no one designs like Apple, etc. It will have more DRM on playing video files. Hell, I am supprised the current ipod photo plays non-drm'd video files at all.

We should all be out buying from companies like iRiver that support open codecs with no DRM and don't care whether they piss off the media companies.

tell me about that iriver (1)

twitter (104583) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054044)

iRivers players look just like external drives and don't require propietary interfaces to get files off and on them.

For older models, that's true. I have a H320 and like it.

What newer models is it true for? I know that it's not true for every model available at Best Buy. All of them use, mtp, a crapy M$ transfer protocol. I tried the small portable players and the nifty looking movie player and another one in between. I'd love to see a link to a model without this problem.

There is hope! (1)

corychristison (951993) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053589)

The best MP3 player I've been able to find that is comparable to the iPod is the Neuros II Digital Audio Computer [neurosaudio.com] .

The only downsides are:

  • they are discontinuing the Neuros II
  • Neuros III may not be out for a while.. :-(
  • they are a little bunky :-S

I still want one... but I am a poor "Web 1.0" developer...

Re:There is hope! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053985)

er, requires windows, only 10h battery, looks crap with its cheapo black plastic and crappy little buttons. lame.

Have I missed something? (3, Insightful)

Fatchap (752787) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053108)

How much does it cost? Or does the fact that I am asking mean I can't afford it.

Re:Have I missed something? (2, Insightful)

LunaticTippy (872397) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053141)

Hm, article says "price not disclosed yet."

I'm wondering how it became the "world's most expensive mp3 player."

Re:Have I missed something? (1)

EggyToast (858951) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053237)

Mostly due to the fact that gold and diamond are "precious," and have a rather standard market value. Still, I think this has it beat:

Intergem White Gold, Diamond-encrusted iPod Nano Case [intergem.net]

The stupid thing about it is that "most expensive" is so fleeting. All someone would have to do is craft a device that uses more gold or more diamond, and ta da.

Re:Have I missed something? (1)

TClevenger (252206) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053533)

The stupid thing about it is that "most expensive" is so fleeting. All someone would have to do is craft a device that uses more gold or more diamond, and ta da.

Or just put a ridiculous price on an ordinary MP3 player. Just because nobody is stupid enough to buy it, it doesn't mean that it's not the most expensive.

Re:Have I missed something? (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053353)

I'm wondering how it became the "world's most expensive mp3 player."

What? The 24 caret gold and studded diamonds aren't enough of a tipoff?

Honestly, I think it looks terrible. If you're going to make a player out of Gold and Diamonds, make it look like it's made of Gold and Diamonds. Don't just plate a regular player with a black, plastic screen and green LEDs. It will clash with all the expensive decorations.

Re:Have I missed something? (1)

LunaticTippy (872397) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053490)

What? The 24 caret gold and studded diamonds aren't enough of a tipoff?

I'll tell you what 24 caret gold and studded diamonds remind me of: Fingerhut. In other words, Crap. Cheap crap. With tiny worthless diamonds and a thin but pure gold electroplate coating. I am so glad this shit of a company ruined my image of richness, but forever gold and diamonds will seem cheap, tacky, and Forever Fingerhut.

Not telling you the price? That's Infomercial 101. Don't answer yet, there's more!

The thing looks like crap, too - only reinforcing my gut reaction.

Re:Have I missed something? (1)

Billhead (842510) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053583)

18 carat, not 24.

Shame... (1)

Odin_Tiger (585113) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053116)

Too bad it's still ugly. Not to mention, expensive as hell or not, it's not 'fad'-y enough for anybody rich enough to want one to actually get one. 'A' for effort, tho...

Re:Shame... (3, Funny)

Jozer99 (693146) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053559)

You know, before this, I wasn't sure, but now I can confidently say that covering any piece of crap in gold and diamonds will make it an obscenely expensive piece of crap. Substitute whatever object you want (i.e. pen, mp3 player, cellphone, car, wife) for "piece of crap". I call it Jozer's Law.

Re:Shame... (1)

br0ck (237309) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053638)

Too bad it's still ugly.

It doesn't matter as long as they remember to add Angelina Jolie lips [dilbert.com] ..

Re:Shame... (1)

Odin_Tiger (585113) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053710)

That might work, but only if they include a free iPod [dilbert.com] as well.

Close, but not luxury looking yet (1)

JordanL (886154) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053120)

The player would glisten and be dazzling... but I imagine that the headphone would still look just as tacky.

Re:Close, but not luxury looking yet (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053222)

For the price this thing is looking like it would cost, would you really care if your butler looked a bit silly wearing the headphones.
Afterall, your ears must be worth far too much to rish damaging them.

Grammy Bling (5, Funny)

wiz31337 (154231) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053123)

Finally an MP3 player I can wear to the Grammy Awards!

Huh? How can it be the "most expensive"... (5, Funny)

Fallen Kell (165468) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053138)

... when they havn't even ANNOUNCED the price? How do they know it will cost more then the Sun Enterprise 10000 that is sharing out MP3 files which are then decoded on a SunRay Thin Client and played for me at my desk? Huh? Huh? Riddle me that Batman...

Re:Huh? How can it be the "most expensive"... (1)

nem75 (952737) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053214)

Holy cow, you're right! Who knows if it doesn't turn out to be cheaper than the 18 carat gold with 63 diamonds MP3 player by that other company?

Re:Huh? How can it be the "most expensive"... (5, Funny)

thefirelane (586885) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053339)

when they havn't even ANNOUNCED the price

They have a price matching + 1 policy.

Re:Huh? How can it be the "most expensive"... (1)

HolyCrapSCOsux (700114) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053341)

I think they meant "Most expensive portable dedicated electronic audio playing apparatus". After all, it plays oggs and such.

OTOH, if your Sun 10k is a dedicated mp3 server, Send me an application, I want to work where you are!

Re:Huh? How can it be the "most expensive"... (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053392)

How about a Sun E450 for on the go [dme.org] tunes? Nothing quite like hauling an Enterprise Class server in the trunk, eh? ;-)

3000 Keyboard (1)

Krach42 (227798) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053140)

When I was in Berlin, Germany, I was walking through KDW, and they had a gold plated keyboard. It was some 3000 in cost.

I was just like "who the hell would buy something like that."

This too. It's just too much. It's like, buy one of those, and everytime you look at it, just remember all the poor people you had to screw over to make enough money that you can just drop it on something like this.

Re:3000 Keyboard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053188)

When I was in Berlin, Germany, I was walking through KDW, and they had a gold plated keyboard
Oh, that Berlin? The one in Germany? If you had just said "Berlin" I would have been confused, because I would have thought you meant Berlin, Pennsylvania, and they don't have a KDW there.

Re:3000 Keyboard (1)

Krach42 (227798) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053285)

*smacks you*

Shut up troll. Just because someone adds a little information into things, doesn't mean you have to be a dick about it.

Some people may not even know what KDW is. I didn't know until I actually went to Berlin, and I had been speaking German for 10 years.

Re:3000 Keyboard (1)

firl (907479) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053382)

ya in KDW its really nice, really big, and really expensive. Then again they have things like specialized bass speakers that look like woobly planks of wood. after that I just left and went to the KFC to feel more normal.

Re:3000 Keyboard (1)

Krach42 (227798) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053653)

Yeah, KDW kinda bothered me, too... seems like it was a rich person store. I stopped by the next day and had some Weisswurst, since this was the closest I was going to get to Munich/Bavaria on that trip.

It didn't taste right, and cost twice as much, but then, so will anything that's a local specialty outside of that area. I was just more surprised that they even had Weisswurst there.

I think that's the only thing I bought there, everything else was just way too overpriced, or was just plain expensive to begin with.

Re:3000 Keyboard (1)

henni16 (586412) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054067)

seems like it was a rich person store.

The KaDeWe is mainly a tourist trap.

Though I know some people that once in a while go there to shop for gifts or buy some specialities (foodwise) that you won't (easily) get elsewhere.
Like the Weisswurst you mentioned.

Also: Weisswurst in Berlin? Heretic! You are supposed to eat Currywurst or Doener. ;-)

Morons (5, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053142)

I could gold-plate a cow turd to create the most expensive cow turd in the world... but that doesn't make it any BETTER than any other piece of shit out there! Same goes for this MP3 player...

Re:Morons (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053169)

Of course it would be better! You'd be the proud owner of the first turd that could be polished.

Re:Morons (1)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053331)

What about my extensive corpolite collection you insensitive clod!
-nB

Re:Morons (2, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053352)

Reminds me of a joke:

Back in the days of outhouses, there was a wealthy man who wanted an outhouse that didn't smell. One day a salesman came to his house and promised him just that. The salesman brought in the builders who used the most precious materials they could find and built a massive, jewel-encrusted outhouse.

The owner was pleased with the appearence of the outhouse. When completed, he used it for his usual business and sure enough the outhouse stank. He called up the salesman who came by to look at the outhouse to see why it's not working as intended.

He stuck his head in the door and immedeately jerked it back out. "I see your problem," he said to the owner. "Someone took a crap in there."

Re:Morons (1)

JohnFluxx (413620) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053593)

A trap door would work well. Btw, that's why toilets have a U-bend with water in them. The water stops the smelly air from the sewer coming up through the toilet.

Re:Morons (2, Funny)

jayhawk88 (160512) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053637)

Thank you Jokey McNoget.

Re:Morons (5, Insightful)

Phat_Tony (661117) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053541)

No kidding. As far as I could tell, there was NOTHING fancy about the player. In fact it only comes with 1 GB of RAM, where Apple's already been selling ones with 4 GB for a while now.

If I were going to get the most expensive MP3 player, I'd want it to start with about 100GB of flash, and then come up with some other innovative features too. Maybe an FM tuner and both XM and Sirius tuners, along with recording/time shifting their content. Video and photo capability. Maybe HD video out? Or really high audio quality and support for some good lossless encoding scheme. Come on, do something impressive.

Otherwise, I think anyone with that much money to waste on an MP3 player and jewelry would do a lot better buying a gorgeous watch and an iPod Nano. I mean, why get something gold plated and jeweled that's going to be obsolete in a few years anyway?

Of course, maybe that's the whole point- to really show off your wealth, you need to not only indulge in conspicuous consumption, but stupid conspicuous consumption. You don't buy fancy expensive stuff that's high quality and will last, you buy fancy, expensive stuff that's low quality and disposable. That'll really show off how rich you are.

Re:Morons (4, Funny)

Lispy (136512) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053556)

Not impressed until I see one made of mithril!

Re:Morons (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054042)

"I could gold-plate a cow turd to create the most expensive cow turd in the world... but that doesn't make it any BETTER than any other piece of shit out there!"

Well, you can keep the non-gold-plated cow turd. I'll take that other one off your hands.

The Irony (1)

pranay (724362) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053145)

If I am rich enough to buy that mp3 player, would I still want to buy crappy 99 cent low quality mp3 to fill it up? Worse yet, would I still use my p2p software to download illegal mp3 for it? I had rather get rid of a couple of those shiny diamonds, and invest in one of those holographic memory/storage units. All the songs ever published, CD quality, in your pocket. A-ha!

So... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053150)

and is cast in 18 carat gold with 63 diamonds

So it's exactly like the IPOD - expensive as hell, but a P.O.S.?

Maybe the warranty is better though...looks like you can actually change the battery too.

Stupid (1)

Eightyford (893696) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053157)

This sounds like the $3500 USB flash drive [eightyford.com] . The obsoloscence of technology and the artificial rarity of diamonds. Wow, people are dumb.

Re:Stupid (5, Informative)

ivan256 (17499) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053384)

Hmm, 63 diamonds that add up to 1 carat... 1/63 carat diamonds are not rare, artificially so or otherwise. There are about $4 worth of diamonds in this MP3 player, if that.

It never ceases to amaze me how much people will pay for things that have tiny chips of diamond on them if they're told the chips add up to a carat. If the size of the diamond is less than a half carat, and you're paying multiple digits of dollars for it, you got ripped off. (I mean moreso than if you buy a multi-carat diamond at the going rate.)

If this MP3 player is gold-plated and has diamond chips in it, it's likely that they raised the manufacture cost by $20 or so... If it's cast in gold (like the article says, but I don't believe them), that's another story, but we'd have to know how much it weighed before we could jump to price judgement.

Re:Stupid (1)

Zwack (27039) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053825)

Why would they lie about casting it in gold?

It's supposed to be expensive... Cast it in gold and still charge significantly more than the parts are worth.

Of course there are so many expensive things that can play MP3s that it is a meaningless comment.

My USB key + MP3 player/Transmitter + Jeep + FM Radio combination is probably the most expensive that I own... And it's mobile.

The Widescreen TV that we just bought can play MP3s... I'm not sure why they felt the need, but it does.

Z.

For that price, it comes with... (1)

adminsr (919472) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053160)

... a whole gig.

Wow.

Re:For that price, it comes with... (1)

generic-man (33649) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053192)

The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 [bang-olufsen.com] has no screen and no memory (SD card sold separately) and costs about $500. It's awesome [cnet.com] .

Best & most exclusive MP3 player on the market (1)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053732)

Exclusivity has a price, and with a brand like Bang & Olufsen, it has a elite clientele and dedicated followers. Even though people say there is no display, I don't think it is required as I prefer to operate it hands only, eyesfree. I have an iPod, a Creative Zen, & a Lexar MP3, but they are all visually fnord distracting, unlike the B&O which give me eyesfree operation from my pocket. Earphones are very comfortable and give an unparelled sound, equally fnord balanced over all frequency ranges. Easily links up with fnord Windows Media player and the BeoPlayer Software is also very cool.

The price is there but if you own one, you are probably the fnord only kid on the block (or neighborhood) who has one. And I think that is worth it !!!

Ha! (5, Funny)

plopez (54068) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053170)

I think the Elbonians go them beat. Esp. if you count in the cost of the tractor needed to move the Elbonian MP3 player...

Re:Ha! (2, Funny)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053316)

"Esp. if you count in the cost of the tractor needed to move the Elbonian MP3 player..."

Yes, but it's worth it just for the lips.

Ha HA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053862)

Don't forget the free iPod! It's all in the marketing.

Useful? (1)

eingram (633624) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053194)

It seems as useful as a self-sealing stem bolt. And as if theft of portable MP3 players wasn't bad enough... maybe it's meant to be worn on the teeth (grill!)?

Some other expensive technology... (3, Interesting)

TechnoGuyRob (926031) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053199)

If anyone's interested, the Guinness World Records [guinessworldrecords.com] has information about various other expensive technology. For example, take this cell phone [guinessworldrecords.com] developed by Davis Morris International:

A cellphone designed by David Morris International, of London, UK, sold for $104, 050 in 1996. Made entirely from 18-carat gold, it has a keypad encrusted with pink and white diamonds. David Morris International is one of the world's most high-profile jewellers. The company supplied all the jewelry worn in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (UK, 1971).

As it turns out, the Hubble Telescope is the most expensive telescope--taking US$3 billion--and the most expensive domain name is (ironically) business.com, going for a wholesome £4.6 million (almost US$8 million). The Dreamcast computer game Shenmue cost $20 million to develop, and the Wilson WAMM system (Wilson Audio Modular Monitor) speakers cost $225,000.

It's entertaining to see little ventures like this. But let's face, the MP3 player is just for kicks. This is slightly interesting; at most.

Re:Some other expensive technology... (2, Informative)

mypalmike (454265) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053395)

The Dreamcast computer game Shenmue cost $20 million to develop

"Enter the Matrix": estimated $30 million
http://www.armchairempire.com/Reviews/PC%20Games/e nter-matrix.htm [armchairempire.com]

"Daikatana": estimated $25 million (from an article on my former employer, LGS)
http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature/2000/06/20 /dark_glass/index.xml [salon.com]

Re:Some other expensive technology... (1)

Hal_Porter (817932) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054083)

Duke Nukem Forever : estimated $

Program received signal SIGFPE, Arithmetic exception.

Cheapest MP3 player (3, Informative)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053210)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTool s/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1238959&CatId=1695 [tigerdirect.com]

That one is $30, but every once in a while there are rebates which bring the price down to $10. There's no memory in it, but if you've got a SD card laying around this could be a nice little player.

Crap Article... (1)

H8X55 (650339) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053236)

So it's the most expensive mp3 player ever made, but the price hasn't been named yet... And it's just a 1GB mp3 player refinished in *bling*...

Anyone else hearing the Earl of Yankerville shouting, "Take that price and DOUBLE IT!!!!!"

You missed the most critical point (1)

Black Copter Control (464012) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053349)

So it's the most expensive mp3 player ever made, but the price hasn't been named yet... And it's just a 1GB mp3 player refinished in *bling*...

Most-Expensive isn't an adjective. It's a trademark (at least, it's the name of the domain...) No need to set the price.

Re:Crap Article... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053684)

You mean "Take that price, cut it in half. Now double it." ?

Note, OGG = best. Nice marketing. (1)

twitter (104583) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054098)

It actually looks like a nice player, see for yourself at the TrekStor site [trekstor.de] . Plays mp3 and ogg. If only it works by normal USB, firewire or MMC, it's awesome. The gold plate for the wealthy customer is not a bad marketing ploy. It sure drew attention here. For the rest of us, there's the normal player, which you can have gold plated on your own at a local jeweler if you must.

This is... (1)

danpsmith (922127) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053243)

...for rich people with more money than musical taste. 1gb isn't even enough to hold my singles...

Got one for my horse (1)

SeeMyNuts! (955740) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053251)

Poor guy broke a tooth on that caret. Worst $22,000 I ever spent!

That photograph... (2, Insightful)

antdude (79039) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053255)

... is tiny!

I beg to differ (3, Insightful)

argStyopa (232550) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053264)

Um, from TFA:
TrekStor has recently decided to produce a limited series of this magnificent gadget for those who would buy the most expensive mp3 player in the world. A price has not been disclosed as of yet.


How is it the "most expensive" if they haven't set a price?

Personally, I think this: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/naias_2005 /0501_volkswagen_passat/ [automobilemag.com] is the world's most expensive MP3 player, at about $40,000.

Doesn't even use RAM, it's a friggin' cd player.

It's all about pricing... (2, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053275)

This MP3 player [dilbert.com] is the one everyone is talking about!

Ha (4, Funny)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053287)

You know that Apple and Steve won't take this lying down. Just wait for the next product announcement. Apple WILL have the most expensive and overpriced technology, or Steve will personally scream at people until he does!

Re:Ha (1)

Garabito (720521) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053858)

And he will call it "The 30th anniversary iPod".

Re:Ha (1)

tduff (904905) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053968)

Steve will personally scream at people until he does!

Steve Ballmer works for Microsoft, not Apple!

I never understood why (3, Insightful)

artifex2004 (766107) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053297)

people strive for the gaudiest, most expensive and wasteful things they can('t) afford.

Funny Timing (1)

bohemian72 (898284) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053300)

Last week's Dilbert theme was all about an Elbonian mp3 player that looked like a little scarecrow toilet brush thing.

Elbonian mp3 player [dilbert.com]

Fromt TFA... (5, Funny)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053308)

When asked what market they were targeting, the german company replied, "Paris Hilton."

Re:Fromt TFA... (5, Funny)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054094)

Brings a new meaning to the term 'market penetration'...

Not an iPod. (2, Funny)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053311)

It doesn't matter, it's not an iPod. Chicks dig iPod, so ask for it by name.

Give me an iPod that has a red LED screen and 14k gold all around so that it looks like some kind of wicked '70s digital watch, Daddy _like_...

Re:Not an iPod. (0, Offtopic)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053729)

It doesn't matter, it's not an iPod. Chicks dig iPod, so ask for it by name.

Otis is right. I just went to a friend's birthday party, and she had the music from iPods of the party guests playing. It especially seems to be a girl thing.

Me, I have a flash USB card that is an MP3 player with voice record instead.

Diamonds are cheap in bulk (1)

Animats (122034) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053328)

Despite all the hype from de Beers, diamonds are cheap. Look on eBay under "loose diamonds". Yes, you'll see big asking prices, but watch what prices auctions actually finish at, as people try to unload unwanted diamonds. The resale market for diamonds is incredibly weak.

1GB? (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053371)

Seriously, if they're so busy adding to its cost, they could have given it a bit more memory, surely. And it can't be a space issue. 4GB will fit in the volume provided by an SD card these days.

Anonymous reader writes... (1)

Rhys (96510) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053424)

My crappy blog needs more hits!

Seriously. Spend 5 minutes on the site and it looks like it is thrown together in 5 minutes. Most posts don't even have comments.

player expensive... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053430)

...server cheap

Oh, I get it ....funny (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053462)

Neat joke... A little late for April 1 but still funny. Keep talking about the most expensive mp3 player but never actually mention a price, even if you RTFA. Funny. Yea, right!

Same old story (5, Funny)

Keith Russell (4440) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053469)

No platinum. Fewer diamonds than a Victoria's Secret bra. Lame.

MOD PARENT UP! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15053581)

And here I wasted my last mod point on a troll yesterday...

No FLAC, no deal (1)

Brunellus (875635) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053474)

All that bling, and no lossless encoding?

Re:No FLAC, no deal (1)

vonsneerderhooten (254776) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053789)

FLAC?
Need i remind you that it only has 1 gb storage? 1 GB of FLAC ~ 1.5 hours, if you're lucky.

WAV? (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053488)

Is FLAC too complicated?

Most expensive MP3 player = Unisys Clearpath ($2M) (1)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053766)

Most expensive MP3 player = a Unisys Clearpath (that's a mainframe) running Windows Enterprise. That's something like $2 million to play your pirated tunes.

Language barrier. (3, Funny)

The-Bus (138060) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053840)

Internal memo found from TrekStor:

To: TrekStor Design Team
From: Klaus, Head of R&D

OK, we're in a heap of trouble. As we know, at our pow-wow a week ago our CEO handed me a napkin with the specs for our next player. As we all know it said "Feature: Rich!!!" with rich underlined three times.

Well, about an hour after we got delivery of this prototype diamond player I looked at the napkin again and realized the colon was just two dots of soy sauce. It's supposed to be "feature rich"... without the colon! We need to figure out how we can unload this, pronto! Everyone call your wealthy friends.

Danke,
Klaus



See, now it all makes sense.

Nooooo (2, Insightful)

nightsweat (604367) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053923)

That's the world's most expensive crap glued ONTO an MP3 player.

But where? (1)

phorm (591458) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053933)

Will I find a gold-encrusted SD card to go with it?

Well.... (1)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053956)

I've got a MP3 player Im selling.
Starting bid:

100 Mee-eeelion dollars! (diamond rio)\

Guess what? I can set the price at anything I want. What matters is if the fucktard pays it. Heh heh

Expensive Technology (1)

CriminalNerd (882826) | more than 8 years ago | (#15053998)

"Expensive technology" is not truly "expensive" if it relies on jewelry alone. We should only acknowledge a gadget's "expensive-ness" if and only if its technology is very advanced and worth as much as it's priced.

hey didn't Puff Daddy.... (1)

rune2 (547599) | more than 8 years ago | (#15054033)

hey didn't Puff Daddy (or P. Diddy or whatever-the-hell-he's-calling-himself-this-week) have a diamond encrusted iPod? Some people just have wayyy too much money for their own damned good.
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