March 27, 2008
Thanko Hand Crank MP3 player
Famous for its innovative USB products, Thanko Japan has come out with the Cranking MP3 player. The 1GB MP3 player is normally charged via USB but in case the battery runs out, start using the wind up charger. A good 30 minutes of cranking full charges the battery for 3.2 hours of playback. Targeted towards earthquake prone Japan the DAP also has a LED torch for use in case of an emergency. It lacks a display and has basic controls for changing tracks and adjusting the volume. The player measures 75 × 45 × 34.5mm and weighs 88.8g. Thanko Cranking MP3 Player- HCHRMP01 is available in Japan for approximately 5,980 yen ($60).