Admittedly I’m not a big fan of MP3 Players without screens since I like to be able to browse what is one my player, but I do see their appeal. Samsung is the third major brand to release a screenless player right after the Shuffle and the Zen Stone. While players lacking screen lack overall functionality the do their best and make up for it in style. Samsung has done a good job with the S2’s design making it more of a wearable accessory with the lanyard style headphones.
If I had to choose one of these faceless players, the S2 may be it since I get a kick out of the glossy finish and extended on the go playlist functions. If you are looking for something simple, please read on.
Although not officially licensed, there’s little doubt where this little player got it’s design from. Most people have played with LEGOs at one point or another in their life, and with this player you can take it one step further and rock the streets with a player which brings new meaning to the word “bricked“.
Available in a variety of colors, the player seem to have no internal memory and rely on microSD (not microSDHC) cards to provide storage. Controls are hidden as raised dots on the front of the player, and there is no screen or other visible controls, so chances are that means no hold or shuffle mode etc. That and the fact the internal rechargeable battery will only give you about 6 hours on a charge makes this more of a novelty than a useful player, and with a price of $46 it’s not something you would buy for it’s music playback capabilities alone in any case.
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