Crank your music, literally

Trevor Baylis, creator of the first wind-up radio, has introduced the first wind-up MP3 player.

Photo of Trevor Baylis Eco Media Player
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For bored campers accustomed to whiling away those tedious nature-filled hours downing cheap beer or playing Scrabble, we've found the perfect reason to never leave the tent.

Trevor Baylis, creator of the first wind-up radio, and the amazing electric shoe, has introduced the first wind-up MP3 player. Available at the end of August with a price tag of $350, the Eco Media Player seems like an attention-deficit camper's dream come true. The wind-up media player has a 1.8-inch color screen and a lean 2GB of memory that can be expanded using an SD memory card. Like a media junkie Swiss Army knife, the Eco Media player features an MP3 player, a video player, an FM radio, and a flashlight, voice recorder, photo viewer, mobile phone charger, and an e-book viewer. It also can be used as a portable storage drive in a pinch.

(via Tech Digest)

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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