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Virgin Electronics 5GB MP3 player

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Virgin 5GB MP3 player
We had the chance to get a first look at Virgin Electronics' new MP3 player (yes, they're called Virgin Electronics now).  Aimed squarely at the iPod mini market, the new Virgin player is of a similar small size, although it packs a little more storage space at 5GB, and also sports some nice new features that show the people at Virgin are listening.  First off, the FM tuner is, at this point, an obvious thing to include, and those who don't include them are either stubborn or they're Apple.  Another feature - that they didn't even point out to us, no less - is the inclusion of two headphone out ports for sharing music.  To us, that's cool as heck, and makes those intimate moments when you want to share a groovy song with a loved one so much more accessible.  Another nice touch is a pressure-sensitive interface that allows you to scroll through songs slow or fast; while it's not a jog wheel, it gets the job done pretty well.  We were able to get some shots of it for size comparison, and one thing you might notice is that the design of the Player makes it look like a close relative to Sony's now-defunct T300 phone.  Expect it to hit stores before Christmas for $249. Click to see some more action shots.


Virgin 5GB MP3 player
Virgin 5GB MP3 player


Virgin 5GB MP3 player


Virgin 5GB MP3 player