Chris Williams set out to create a music player with a unique design, rather than conforming with current players, which can still provide a highly usable interface. The resulting Musipen confidently moves away from familiar formats, yet should prove to be equally portable and practical. Not only does the cylindrical form of the Musipen allow an increased screen space, but consequently the controls are very simple. Twisting and sliding each edge of the player navigates through menus and adjusts volume. The imaginative design would certainly provide a welcome change to the MP3 player industry. When the designer was asked if the Musipen was coming soon, he said: “It is merely a design study. The interface is designed to navigate within a large music collection, so by the time a flexible color screen of this kind is feasible to manufacture on a large scale I would hope a significant amount of storage would be viable in a unit of this scale (certainly 60gb+ at a minimum).” Chris can be reached on chomefz at hotmail.com.
Source: Anything But iPod, Gizmodo