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By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — May 2005
The MP120, this neat gizmo from Oregon Scientifics, is said to be the first fully waterproof (to a maximum depth of three feet) MP3 player on the market. The rugged, shockproof pendant design features a rubberized finish to protect the MP120 from banging and pounding. A slot on the back lets you attach a strap for your arm, and the standard headphones are also waterproof.
The MP120 packs 256 MB of internal storage (that’s enough for eight continuous hours of music) into its palm-size package. It also has an FM radio with 30 preset channels, five preset equalizer modes, a USB drive, and a built-in, rechargeable battery with ten hours of battery life. Plus, it comes in six different languages.
The MP120 shown retails for $119; the 112-MB and 512-MB versions retail for $99.95 and $169.95, respectively. They’re available on the company’s Web site.
Oregon Scientific ( (949) 608-2848. www2.oregonscientific.com.
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This article originally appeared in the April 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.