Tired of new flash players with measly storage capacities? Then Panasonic’s SV-SD300 will be quite a treat. In addition to remastering all of your MP3, AAC, and WMA files and requiring use of the supplied SD-Jukebox software, this player ships with no internal memory. It works solely with SD cards, which would be fine if, say, Panasonic at least included one in the box! Sick of hearing about color displays? Then give your ears a break with the 4-line black-and-white LCD on the SV-SD300. The replaceable NiMH battery (included!) offers 23 hours of mono-display viewing; a good amount considering it will take nearly as long to transfer your files via a prehistoric USB 1.1 connection.
How this could be considered “new” is anyone’s guess, but it’s not (yet) available in the U.S. Yes, those left drooling by the specs of this player will need to head over to Europe or Japan (where it’s actually been available for quite some time). And don’t forget to pack an extra $150 with your passport.
Oh well. At least you’ll be able to choose a color when you get there. The Panasonic SV-SD300 comes in white, silver, pink, and blue.