This shiny little MP3 player from Germany's Maxfield
was making the rounds in early November but looks to now finally be available for public consumption (in various parts of Europe, at least). Available in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB varieties, the player boasts a scratch-proof (but undoubtedly not fingerprint-proof) magnesium shell, a 1.8-inch TFT display, and illuminated "touch key pad" controls, with a promised battery life of 14 hours. While it bucks the trend with no apparent video support, it will let you put on a tiny photo slideshow and, of course, bust out the jams in your choice of MP3, WMA, or OGG formats. Look for this one to come in at the local currency equivalent of $185, $235, and $335 depending on how big you wanna go.
[Via Tech Digest