Sharp introduces a new line of MP3 players that feature a mountain-climbing style carabiner design.
The Sharp MP-S200 (512MB) and MP-S300 (1GB) feature a aluminum metal case with a honeycomb structure. Apparently the new Sharp players can be dropped from a height of 140cm without damage.
The carabiner can be used as key holder or to attach the Sharp music player to a belt.
Features of the MP-S200 and MP-S300 include: FM Tuner, FM Transmitter, direct encoding, MP3 and WMA DRM support and USB 2.0. The new Sharp MP3 players will go on sale on November 26th in Japan. The mp3 player is available in four colors. No pricing set yet.
More details in this Sharp press-release (Japanese).
The new Sharp players only highlight is the karabiner. As with the new Toshiba Gigabeat P Series introduced today, the Sharp MP-S200 and MP-S300 also cannot touch the Apple iPod nano.
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