Butterfly Knife-esque CD/MP3 Concept

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MP3s may be the wave of the future, but that doesn't mean we've had the initiative to digitize our CD collection. This Dual Music Player concept is a both a portable MP3 player and a more portable CD player. Unfolding á la butterfly knife, the DMP concept spins your CDs while exposed to the world, but we bet the effect would look pretty wicked (especially when operating the dual purpose, self defense saw function).

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Yanko commenters recommend the device rips CDs for you. And, while that idea completely makes sense, it also shows how understandably futile the portable CD player market has become. I for one miss the mechanical nature of musical playback. But then again, the near limitless battery life, micro designs and skip-free operation do a lot to make up for my illogical playback preferences. [yanko]

DISCUSSION

We all know this is impractical, but it's one of the coolest concept designs I've seen in a long time. And if it does rip CDs, could you imagine keeping this in your pocket as your MP3 player, then stopping by a friend's house, popping the CD in it, and ripping some tracks? Add WiFi so it can get CDDB information on the fly, and this would be too awesome.

Definitely, though, if it's used JUST to rip CDs and NOT as a CD player, the impracticality of it becomes virtually nil. It's not good to leave a CD playing unprotected like that for the reasons mentioned above, but to do a quick rip with a device that fits in your pocket? Perfect.