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The face and controls on the i.Beat Pink are almost entirely smooth; apart from four tiny raised sensors that make up the center select key, the unit gives virtually no tactile feedback. It takes some getting used to.

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The i.Beat Pink offers only one opening on its sleek chassis: a 3.5mm headphone jack. A special syncing cable (included in the package) is needed to make transfers to the device through this port.

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TrekStor wisely dedicated half of the face of the player to a 1.7-inch color screen. This helps with navigation, but photos still don't look great on it. We're also disappointed by the lack of album art support, especially with a screen this size.

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A "personal" note from Pink along with her signature has been laser-etched into the device's metallic back. You really have to be a fan to appreciate that. Remind you of another player?

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With it's shiny, metallic back and clear topcoat, the TrekStor i.Beat Pink looks sort of like the first-generation iPod Nano, decked out in a bubblegum-pink coat of paint. It even comes in black, too--but this ain't no Apple device.

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The only mechanical controls live on the (super-slim) right edge of the player. There's a power button and the ever-handy hold switch, which is particularly necessary for touch-sensitive players.

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If one thing can be said for the i.Beat Pink, it's that the player is super-compact and pocket-friendly. Now, only if it had good audio quality...

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This MP3 player is a partnership with pop star Pink, who is featured in several exclusive photos on the device. (Another, different TrekStor player with a Depeche Mode motif aims at goth rockers.)

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