Tok Tak Plug Plays Your MP3 Files
Everything relating to technology usually focuses on how small they can make an item. When the new iPod Nanos came out, after having a 2nd gen Nano, I never thought they could make anything smaller, lightweight, with more storage and with a bigger screen – but they had. The iPod Shuffle is super-tiny and I thought, there’s no way a functional MP3 player can be made smaller than this! Even the Ultimate Smallest MP3 player has a screen and it is roughly the size of a postage stamp. How can anything be made smaller than any of these things and still play my music?
Designer Tae-wan Kim has proven me wrong. The Tok Tak MP3 player is the smallest player I’ve ever seen. The entire device looks like a standard audio jack connected to a pair of earphones. No clip, no nothing, it just dangles off the headphones. You may garner a few strange looks from people when it looks like you’re just wearing a pair of headphones that aren’t connected to anything. But how convenient would this player be? It would easily fit in your pocket, you wouldn’t have to worry about damaging a screen or scuffing up its glossy finish.
The Tok Tak also comes with a base station where you can plug in your Tok Tak to recharge, to upload new music and to act as a joystick controller to listen to your music through the base station’s built-in speaker.
No words on pricing or availability, but this is definitely something to keep an eye out for in the future. I think this would be perfect for my desk at work.
[Yanko Design via Gizmodo]