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MSC's Dino E: thinnest MP3 player -- not

Marc Perton

Remember the MSC Dino A, that MP3 player with a remarkable similiarity to the iPod nano? Well, MSC is at it again, with the Dino E. No, the E isn't an obvious and blatant knockoff of another digital audio player. It's just a very thin player that isn't quite as thin as MSC would like us to think. According to the company's specs, the player -- which supports MP3, WMA, WMV, ASF and WAV and comes in capacities from 256MB to 1GB -- is "in the current world thinnest MP3" (poetic phrasing courtesy of Google's translation engine). However, it turns out there actually is a thinner player in the current world and it's -- you guessed it -- MSC's old nemesis, the nano. The Dino E clocks in at 70.9 x 42.8 x 7.8 mm, against the nano's 89 x 40 x 7 mm. So, the E is a little shorter than the nano, but it's also thicker and wider. Not by much, but it's enough to disqualify it from being considered the thinnest -- not that we expect MSC to change their marketing language. After all, they're still selling the Dino A, and promoting it heavily on their web site. If they're not afraid of Apple's lawyers, we don't see a little thing like truth in advertising getting them down.

[Via The MP3 Players]

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