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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pre-loaded Digital Audio Books

Swiped from Gizmodo:

playaway.jpgIf you like audiobooks but don't like downloading them and getting them onto your iPod, you can try the PlayAway book. It's about the size of an iPod Mini and comes with earbuds and a lanyard to wear around your neck, so everyone knows what you're listening to. The "books" come preloaded with one of a few books, like "Anansi Boys," John Grisham's "The Broker," Stephen King's "Cell" and "The Da Vinci Code".

Each title costs $34.95, and is powered by an AAA battery. After you've listened to them once, we suppose you're supposed to give or toss them away. But it would probably be nice to pick one up at the airport if accidentally left your music player at home.


Jamie said...

$34.95?! Yeah, that's crazy. For that much one could buy the book in hardcover and get the whole thing! (I'm assuming that the audio versions are abridged, as they normally are.)

Sean said...

That's a really cool idea, but I'm not sure the price is worth it.