updated 04:20 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
Maxfield MAX-IVY player
German company Maxfield has produced a new media player dubbed the MAX-IVY. Central to its design is the thin, flat surface, which is only 0.3 inches thick and has no protruding buttons. The player is instead controlled through the 1.8-inch touchscreen and the blue-lit touchpad. The primary purpose of the IVY is audio, and to that end it supports Ogg, MP3 and WMA files, including WMA-DRM. It can record anywhere between 64 to 256 hours of voice depending on the quality. Maxfield additionally says that the player can handle photos and video, but the company is not specifying formats. The IVY is currently selling in 1 (€109/$139), 2 (€139/$177) and 4GB (€179/$228) sizes from sources such as Amazon.de.