mbird x-22When we checked out the M-Bird X-21 audio player last year, we commented that although it looked like it was cobbled together from spare parts of other players, the fact that it had built-in stereo speakers made it a unique and possibly worthwhile product. Well, M-Bird has gone ahead and updated the unit, and the X-22 still sports the original's butt-ugly distinctive look, but has dropped one of the speakers, making it an audio player with built-in mono playback, hardly a unique feature these days. Other additions to the Korea-only unit include USB 2.0 and Ogg Vorbis support, but let's face it: you're not buying this for what it does; you're getting it for what it looks like. Consider it the anti-iPod — instead of a sleek and shiny unit, you get something that Max Rockatansky might have used to add some tunes to his travels.

[Via DAPreview]

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M-Bird's updated XT-22 audio player drops speaker, maintains "unique" style