This isn't the first time we've seen a Barbie-branded MP3 player -- and this form factor does seem awfully familiar -- but the whole thing really is a no-brainer. If you're looking to reinforce young girls' unrealistic body image expectations (or if you're the post-modern / post-feminist / ironic type, or if you just really like the color pink) this is definitely one for you. Shaped like a makeup compact and designed by INNO Design, this thing sports 2GB storage, FM radio and a mirror. You know, for checking yourself out with. Or possibly for signaling rescue planes. And if that weren't enough, the device comes with mic input and a necklace strap. If you should happen to find yourself on Melrose Avenue, you can pick one up for yourself at Fred Segal, where they're really pulling out all the stops for Barbie's 50th anniversary. The price varies from $93-$165, and there's more pics after the break.

Update:
We know, we know... this one does look a little familiar. Nothing says "Happy 50th!" like trotting out an old DAP.

[Via Chip Chick]






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