It’s hardly a secret that we should all be doing our bit to save the environment, but that doesn’t mean we have to be eco-warrior tree hugging hippies does it? The Eco Media Player offers a vast range of functions, a slightly odd design, and dual charging methods. OK, so we doubt it’ll ever be quite as popular as the iPod, but its ingenious nevertheless.
Treover Baylis has designed and developed this impressive bit of personal audio kit so you know that it’s going to do its job and more. Among its prestigious fans, Stephen Fry wrote a glowing review in his Guardian column last year.
First, to the features and functions it offers. The Media Player, as you hopefully guessed, is predominantly a media player. It doesn’t just play mp3, though, and can be used to playback video, view photographs and even store your vinyl music collection. An FM Tuner rounds off a solid display of media functionality.
As well as providing media playback, the Eco Media Player can also be used as an emergency charger for mobile phones, a flashlight, sound recorder, and data storage device.
There’s no disputing the fact that the Eco Media Player is pretty handy but how does it warrant the tags of Eco and ingenious I hear you ask. As well as offering USB charging through your PC it also features an ECO-Dynamo system. For every 1 minute of winding, you gain 40 minutes of playback time up to a maximum of 20 hours playback.