MP3 player that attaches to a USB flash drive (perhaps even a hack)

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Somebody must know this. I'm looking for an MP3 player that attaches to a USB thumb drive. Although there are several USB flash drive/MP3 players out there, I remeber there was one that used a regular flash drive as the storage medium (I think you had to use their specially shaped drive) a few years back.

Does anybody know or remember an MP3 player that fits the description. For that matter, is there a hack project that someone has done to create the same thing.

I understand that there are alread car stereos that have this functionalty built in.

With large flash drives becoming so cheap I've been looking for a player that I can just attach to the drive, sort of the modern equivilent to the tape walkman.

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Hello Aaron, I think Lexar

Hello Aaron,

I think Lexar has (or had) what you are looking for. here is the link. I hope this helps
http://www.lexar.com/mp3/jg_mp3.html

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Doomo arigatoo, Mr. Goodbytes

The JumpGear MP3 Player is what I'm sort of looking but have been unable to find it during a google search. Does anybody know of any other units out there that uses a USB thumb drive for MP3 storage?

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It looks like Lexar doesn't m

It looks like Lexar doesn't make it anymore, but there are dozens of them on eBay. Many of them are "jumpdriveless," but some are priced at 99¢ plus shipping. At that price, they're quite hackable.

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Sandisk used to make one for

Sandisk used to make one for their Cruzer Micro, but they don't appear to be anymore... grrr...

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[url=http://www.jaycar.com.au

This is the only one I know of. Probably not what you're looking for, but perhaps you could gut it and recase the circuit board.

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neat!

Thanks for pointing this out Doc B, I just ordered one. This has a bit of hack potential, or even just used as-is it's a pretty nifty bit of kit.

Wonder how long it'll take to get from Oz all the way up to New Jersey, USA?

dan k

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