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15 May 2002
 

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New toy. I found a CompactFlash mp3 player for $20! It came with no memory, but since I already have CF cards for my camera, this seems too awesome. When the postman delivered the box I ripped in and was certain it wouldn't work. How could it work for $20? I copied mp3s to a CF, stuffed AAA's in the "Microboss", inserted the card, then some headphones, mashed buttons, and nothing happened. hmmm. I proceeded to mash buttons more (there are only 6!) and after a minute of this torture it submitted and peeped out aphex twin! I was shocked. It plays mp3s! It was $20! Crazy! Looking around I found that people were paying $100 for the thing at amazon. I feel sorry for them because the microboss is a piece of crap and sounds like it too. But it's good enough and small enough to replace my cd player while going gerbalistic at the gym.

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Chuck approves. Gimme my Sennheisers back, Chuck.