At $170, the Samsung T10 not the most competitively priced player on the block, but it's packed with features and comes in your choice of five, high-gloss colors: black, white, green, red, and purple (shown here).
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The Samsung T10 may be the successor to the T9, but it looks more like the love child of the Samsung K3 and the flash-based Microsoft Zune. The face of the T10 features the same smudge-prone, high-gloss finish, and backlit touch controls as the K3, but the 2-inch color screen and brushed metal backside are distinctly Zune-like.
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Like most Samsung MP3 players, the T10 has a proprietary dock connection on the bottom. There's also a standard headphone jack and a built-in mic, which allows voice recordings.
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The playback screen on the T10 is unique to say the least. In Sammy mode, a bunch of dogs rock out across a graphic equalizer, while the main Sammy below holds an album art thumbnail. This screen displays song title and artist, as well as time elapsed/remaining, playback mode, time of day, and a battery meter.
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The T10's premier feature is its stereo Bluetooth functionality, which allows wireless streaming to compatible headphones and speakers. (The T10 cannot yet be paired with cell phones but will gain that capability in a future firmware release.)
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The right edge of the player houses the solitary tactile control: a power/hold switch. Sadly, there are no dedicated volume controls.
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The interface of the T10 is also decidedly design-y. You can choose from three interface styles: a standard Samsung mode called Pendant, a customizable wallpaper mode, and Sammy, a Flash-based option featuring an animated dog and other moving graphics.
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The player's sleek and stylish look will appeal to design-conscious users, and its compact size (3.8 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.3 inch) makes it a perfect fit for the pocket.