China is not exactly the design capitol of the world, so If it happens to look decent, they probably ripped it off from someone else. But nothing ever looked quite as ugly as the new “CJ7 Dog Doll MP3 Player with Built-in Speakers”. How this can be described as a “cute dog doll outfit” is beyond me as it looks like the result of a Pokemon interacting with radioactive waste.
The thing has 1GB internal memory, built in speaker and charges through USB. The USB port is very conveniently placed in the dog’s butt and the headphone jack is located in the front. It might be worth the $18.67 shipped just as a conversational starter, after all how many times have you seen a table with a plastic dog and a USB plug up it’s butt playing “I will survive”?
Since its appeal certainly does not lie in its appearance, storage capacity, or battery life, this PMP from Chinavasion probably won’t be your first choice for typical use, but if you require a digital video player which won’t disapprove to being completely submerged, it’s the most appropriate choice.
The first waterproof PMP has a 1.8-inch, 128 x 128 pixel color screen, and can store 1GB of video converted from MPEG and WMV, MP3, WMA, WAV, and JPEG. An included arm band, neck strap, and watertight earphones will make the player easier to use when in the water. While you won’t have to look too far to find another player which can exceed three hours of video and six hours of audio playback, watching a video up to 9 feet underwater is a rare quality.
[Gizmodo via Chinavasion]