updated 04:25 pm EDT, Tue July 3, 2007
RCA Pearl MP3 players
RCA has launched its new Pearl digital audio players, which join the increasing ranks of devices that double as USB key drives, having a port built right in. Pearls support MP3, Audible and WMA/WMDRM-9 files, and have backlit LCD displays, with several different colors and languages. Owners can record audio directly through an inline microphone, or expand their storage by inserting a microSD card. This should also allow users to share music with their mobile phones.
Another notable feature is the battery life: while only needing one AAA battery, the low power requirements of a Pearl mean it can last as much as 15 hours. Currently on sale are 1 and 2GB players, retailing for $39 and $48 apiece. [via Crave]