Another player to trouble the shuffle’s dominance of the miniature market – the Novomax Joypot JP C210 – a pocket-friendly music player with added flash card reader.
Like the shuffle, there’s no screen and it slips easily into your pocket, weighing just 25g. It’s available in sizes 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or without memory if you like. Does that make it unusable? Well, no – because it also has a slot for SD, miniSD, or MMC card, which also allows it to double as a card reader for transferring any files from one device to another or to your computer’s hard drive.
There’s also USB 2.0 connectivity, five built-in equaliser modes and around 10 hours of battery life on a single AAA battery. Due to be available in both black and white, there’s no specific date for release as yet or indeed a price.