The notion of an ultra-simple music player has been around for some time, but most of these designs have, for the most part, kept made certain assumptions about how digital music must be played: that it has to come from a computer, that the user must have exact control over when songs play. SanDisk has taken a bet that there's a crowd which is looking for an experience more like their favorite FM station; we hope to find out in our full review whether that's a wise guess or an attempt to preserve a dying format.
Griffin Technology has launched three editions to its line of iPhone and iPod accessories, the iClear Sketch, Elan Form Graphite, and the Elan Form with Sky Blue Trim case. The iClear Sketch is a polycarbonate hard case created for the iPod nano 4G and made to protect the device from daily abuse such as bumps and scratches. Available in two different designs, Baroque and the 8-bit, each case offers users complete access to all controls, the dock connector and the headphone jack.