It’s been a while since we’ve heard any DAP noise from BenQ, perhaps because they’ve been in the trenches collecting scraps of aluminum-magnesium to piece together their latest MP3 player, the limited edition MusiQ. Etched with two different designs (“steel wings” for guys and something called “magic bean” for girls), the 512MB/1GB player has a built-in microSD card slot and comes with a decorative dog tag and metal earphone chain. BenQ is really pulling out all the stops with this one, as they’ve already put up a dedicated battle-themed MusiQ microsite (in Chinese).
The 512MB player will retail for about $88 and can be ordered via a hotline beginning December 4th or online beginning December 15th. BenQ will also be throwing in limited edition gift sets (metal bracelet and carrying case) at random and on a first-come-first-served basis, which is a bit of a contradiction. Pricing for the 1GB player has not been released.