Product: Music Media
Removable Memory MP3 Player   (+2)  [vote for, against]
MP3 Player with flash drive support

I have seen these for vehicular use, but never portable:
imagine an mp3 player... very good!... with no internal memory, just a usb port so that a standard USB flash drive could be used.
This would solve various portability issues I've been having, and probably make for some interesting multimedia spinoff trinkets. Buy your favorite new album on USB? That's been done, but you get the idea.
See the link for a car-oriented version with built-in FM modulator.
-- roleohibachi, Dec 22 2005

(?) car version http://www.x-tremeg...asp?productID=10223
A car-oriented version of what I mean [roleohibachi, Dec 22 2005]

Yes, and it would be very easy for someone to steal your music as well.
-- EvilPickels, Dec 22 2005

I'm confused. Apple's MP3 players *are* USB drives.
-- DrCurry, Dec 22 2005

But in an iPod, or similar, the drive is not seperatable from the player (with the firmware); they are one unit. That's what I'm proposing. Look at the "car version" link for clarification.
-- roleohibachi, Dec 22 2005

ah, ok, so one that has a USB socket, so you can stick your USB thumb drive thing into it. Fair enough, if it's not already been done. nice idea.
-- neilp, Jan 19 2006

random, halfbakery