They make 'em small and target metrosexuals and now they've got weird all locked up to boot. We're talkin' MPIO out of South Korea of course, and you're looking at the new FL500 MP3 playin' doorstop up top and FY800 slimster pirouetting below. Both devices bring an FM radio, support MP3, DRM'd WMA and ASF playback (apparently dropping the OGG Vorbis seen on other MPIOs), and work in USB mass storage mode for easy drag-n-drop access without the need for additional media software. The FL500 weighs just 24.5-grams and features a 3-line display with some old school analog controls with clip 'round back for belt riding action. The 2GB version will set you back €99/$126 for a design which, well, is starting to grow on our heavily pierced, goth interns. Also announced is the FY800 which measures in at 9.8-mm slim and packs a top-loading SD card slot, 4 line display, and up to 2GB of storage for €80/$101. Not bad, you could certainly do worse.
read -- FL500
read -- FY800