MP3 player goes for battlefield look

BenQ makes music players as dog tags

Anything But iPod

MP3 players have already become fashion items and, as they've shrunk to Lilliputian size , we were wondering how long it would take for them to be designed as jewelry. After all, why take pains to sew them into clothing when you can make a statement right on your body?

That's apparently the thinking behind the limited-edition MusiQ from BenQ, an aluminum-magnesium music player that doubles as a dog tag, complete with a metal earphone chain. Anything But iPod says a 512MB version of the player will be available in December for about $88, but pricing for a 1GB version hasn't been released.

We're just happy that BenQ did a decent job in designing it. Because, as special editions go, it could have been a lot worse .

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