In Japan, the hand can be used as a knife (HiiiiYa!) and bookshelf audio systems feature big LCDs for surfing on-line music. The NR-NX10 from Onkyo packs an 80GB disk drive to store all your downloaded tracks or any PCM/ATRAC/MP3 files you've ripped direct from its CD player. No, we're not talking BitTorrent or Usenet downloads, devices like these grab tracks off Sony's AnyMusic on-line service over their built-in Ethernet ports. But wait, there's more. Own a USB mass-storage compliant audio player? Great, plug it in cause the BR-NX10 can grab those files too. Sure, it probably rocks DLNA streaming from your PC like other Onkyo systems... but can it cut a tomato? You might expect to pay ¥150,000 or even ¥200,000... but if you act now (ok, March when they ship) it can be yours for the low, low price of just ¥94,500 (about $778). They'll even throw in a pair of matching speakers for as little as ¥18,900 (about $156).

[Via Impress]

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