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Well, it's different, that's for sure. The Shiro AS 1GB MP3 player is shaped like a soccer ball, which complements perfectly the round speakers we talked about previously.


It's actually an attractive piece of gadgetry, though it doesn't seem like the perfect shape for your pocket. It's 1.5-inches in diameter and has six buttons on its circumference for all your basic controls, which may not bode well when you're searching around in your pocket to change a song or up the volume.

Other than its interesting shape, it's got some nice features, including FM, voice/FM recording, timer/stopwatch functions. However, with only 10 hours of battery life, it may not be going for longevity. Singapore only this April.

Shiro AS (1GB) [Cnet Asia]