Every once in a while we'll come across a mystical product that gets scooped really early in its development cycle
, goes years without release, and makes a CES cameo
or two before becoming available to the now-underwhelmed throngs. Such is the case with Haier's Ibiza Rhapsody
, a decidedly metallic PMP that features WiFi, Bluetooth, and support for both Rhapsody and AOL Video. Granted, those are still somewhat impressive specs even by 2008 standards, but the capacities top out at 30GB (weak sauce) and the physical appearance of the device is definitely an acquired taste. Anyway, we happened to catch the Ibiza Rhapsody in final retail packaging in our travels and stopped for a few brief sentence to snap a shot or two; do enjoy them, won't you?
Haier's Ibiza Rhapsody in the wild