Soccer ball MP3 player bulks up

World Cup item now has 2GB

Shiro

If TVs can be built into basketballs , is there any reason that MP3 players can't look like soccer balls? Absolutely not, as far as Shiro is concerned.

The Singapore-based company has updated its "AS" ball-shaped player with a 2GB storage capacity but thankfully has changed little else (if anything) in its excellent futbol design, which has the controls on its contoured panels. Measuring under 2 inches in diameter, it still has a circular LED display, according to Technabob. And true to its athletic roots--it was originally designed to commemorate the World Cup--the player has a stopwatch and timer.

It's almost enough to make a Yank like soccer. Almost.

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