PLEIO MP3 Player Shows Album Art Like a CD

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The only thing special about this 128MB is the fact that it displays album art in a circle on the front. In Korea, you can purchase virtual albums with the music and art on board. This way, you're fooling yourself into thinking you're viewing the front of the CD as it's spinning away in your player.

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Other than this "digital album" art oddity, there's not much of note. We'd much rather buy the actual CD and rip it onto our standard players.

Self-playable digital music albums [PDALive via Slashgear]

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"We'd much rather buy the actual CD and rip it onto our standard players."

I'm surprised the Gizmodo staff feels this way.

Personally, I think the idea of virtual albums is long over-due. I hate buying CDs because I then have to store the jewel case and art somewhere so I can put the CD in my binder.

Getting a PDF or whatever of album art with the MP3s still keeps some of that visual recognition that you can associate with the music, with none of the BS and space taking that having a CD creates.

It might be cool too if the album art that the MP3s came with had an alternate formatting so you could print it out and put it in ajewel case yourself.