There are now about 1,479 flash-memory MP3 players available to buy, and many of them have similar shapes, buttons and user interfaces. Don’t you wish someone would try to be a bit, well, innovative? So does Chris Williams. The difference is, he took up the challenge.
The result is Musipen, a concept MP3 player that’s shaped like a cylinder (or, indeed, a pen), and requires users to twist its edges to navigate through the menus and change the volume. It’s mighty purdy.
Would it sell though? I’m wondering how that curvy screen works, and how expensive any device using it would be. Still, you can’t deny that it looks great, so hopefully a manufacturer will get in touch with Chris to turn it into an actual product.
(via Anything But iPod)
By Stuart Dredge | July 11th, 2007