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Saturday, December 18, 2004

  Music on my watch

OK, so I went christmas shopping yesterday. I came away with a weird present for myself, a Xonix mp3 player/watch with 256!! MB of flash storage. It also records (I'm someone that keeps losing his cell phone, and has misplaced multiple tape decks and digital recorders, so having something attached to my body that can record is why I bought this gadget)

The audio recording capability quite good, possibly even good enough to do voice recognition on (I'll try that later today)... and I'm sitting here listening to a high quality rendition of Pink Floyd's Animals, recorded at 256Kbit VBR...

... on my watch. I still can't get over it. 256MB... on my watch. I have room on this thing to load up a complete rescue linux OS, hell, my watch could BE my OS, and

Of course, I'd like a few other features, like a speaker, and alarm, and I don't know how long the battery lasts for (it recharges from the usb port) -

It's a little bulky, but, jeeze... 256MB... on my watch!! That's more storage than I had on my laptop 10 years ago. I could store my entire lifetime's written output on the thing and still have 254MB left over....

 
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