This one seemed to slip under everyone’s radar when it debuted this past summer at IFA, presumably because at first glance the Odys MP-X10 looks like yet another Nano rip-off, but we think it’s worth a closer look. It’s true that the player sports unoriginal dimensions (3.5″ x 1.6″ x 0.29″) and what looks like a clickwheel gone splat, but everyone knows that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?
And this is where the MP-X10 makes us forgive its copycat appearance (and its meager 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB capacities). In addition to MP3, WMA, and WAV support, the UMS-compliant player features an FM radio, text reader (for lyrics and ebooks), Tetris, and voice recorder. It can also play AMV videos (oh well) and display JPGs and animated GIFs on its 65K-color 128 x 128 display. It’s unfortunately equipped with a nonstandard 2.5mm headphone jack, but Odys includes a 3.5mm adapter so the issue is minimized.
The MP-X10 is available now in black and white at various online retailers, including Amazon Germany, who sells the 1GB player for about $87.