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[tlug] "Long Live Portable OGG-Players"
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 01:15:44 +0900
- From: "Lyle H Saxon" <email@example.com>
- Subject: [tlug] "Long Live Portable OGG-Players"
iPod's are taking over to the point of exclusion of everything else! Shudder-shudder-shudder! About a year ago, when I went to Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku to buy a sound file player that would play OGG files, there was a pretty even mix of things from different companies, but when I went back to the same store last week, I was unpleasantly surprised to see something like 95% of the display space taken up with those bloody iPods.
As I wandered around feeling shell-shocked (the owners of the Sanshin Building are planning to smash it to bits and Apple is seemingly driving all sensible audio file players into oblivion), I remembered meeting a friend at the Bic Camera in the old Sogo Department store building by Yurakucho Station and seeing that they had more OGG-playing models than I've been seeing at the Shinjuku Yodobashi Camera, so I rode the Yamanote Line over there... and walked in horror through another large and obnoxious display of bloody iPods, finally finding evidence against a far wall on the second floor that they still have some machines on display that will play OGG files, as follows:
- AVOX OR8 1GB
- SIREN DP-200 / DP-300
I bought a SIREN, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Anyone else using one? I'm happy there are still choices - but will they continue to be available in the future, or will we be swallowed by an insipid and soulless monoculture?
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