There's a parallel universe out there. In it, Steve Jobs was never born. Apple never happened. And the iPod never graced the land.

No, instead the Acorn MP3 Player rose to portable music dominance through its organic design and a hip marketing campaign—quickly becoming the standard, must-have accessory of moms, tweens, and the giant radioactive flying chipmunk ruling class.

On the plus side, the Acorn MP3 Player is only $21, meaning that baby radioactive flying chipmunks never need to decide between listening to music and acquiring a base level of dental care. [gadget4all]