's latest flash-based MP3 player: the SN-A250. This
compact USB 2.0 player features a tightly integrated OLED display, FM tuner, between 256MB and 1GB of storage, and up
to 18 hours of MP3, WMA, and WAV playback off battery. Connect your CD or, because this is Japan, your MD player to the
line-in and the SN-A250 also acts as a computer-free MP3 recording device. This 32 × 68.5 × 12.6-millimeters
and 31g player goes on sale in Japan this weekend for up to 19,800 Yen (the 1GB model) or a steep, $170 green.