Tam points out the current, 5th-gen "nano" size of a popular, portable, personal music/video/whatever storage and playback system is tinier than ever and now includes a speaker!
...My opinion of this revoltin' development is that they waited until it was this small to add a speaker so that when the person next to you takes it away, turns it up all the way and installs it in that most sunless and dank part of your body, it won't do so much damage on the way in or require medical intervention to get back out. Hey, I could be wrong -- but you might wanna stick with earphones just to be on the safe side, 'kay?
$PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICE prices keep on dropping. I'd say they're almost inexpensive enough to be used as prizes in Cracker Jack® boxes but those prizes aren't what they once were. Hey, it still tastes just as good -- and it's not loud, either.
CARBON MICROPHONE CHECKING
4 weeks ago