MP3 Players for Gods Sake
Three MP3 players, two design concepts and one real product, where the Christian cross symbol in one way or another is part of the design:
Saint B (concept)
Flash-player in a chrome-plated steel body frame. Control elements and OLED-display are covered by flexible, semi-transparent plastic. A log in to the computer and charging are via USB port. Concept: A form of the player is inspired by the original Christian symbol, the cross. Indeed, we wear it in the same manner as a player – around the neck.
1) Built-in memory capacity: 1 GB MB
2) Built-in memory type: NAND Flash
3) USB flash drive
4) Stores data via USB flash drive
5) File type: MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, WMA, ASF, OGG
6) 4Line OLED yellow display
iRosary—as a critical conceptual design—uses the advantages of the iPod to make the rosary more attractive and flexible for younger believers. At the same time, however, it reciprocally uses the significance of both objects as practical commodities on the one side and symbolic signs on the other and only changes the objects to a minimum extent.
The most important distinguishing feature of the iPod, the white earphones cable, becomes a string on which only one bead is now found. This bead can be shifted. The position of the bead can be measured and heard as “audio beads” on a sensitive range of the cable. Due to the technical possibilities of the iPod, the new rosary can help a person to learn the prayer; the right mysteries are inserted automatically and there are various modes for choosing the degree of difficulty.
MP3 Cross K57 (real product)
1) Supports USB2.0 (FS)
2) Supports MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, ASF, WAV format
3) Supports 16 languages: Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, Portuguese, Denish, Polish and Russian
4) Partition area of storage available
5) Built-in 7 EQ modes
7) Super long time high quality voice recording and repeating
8) Synchronal lyric display
9) Low power consumption: over 10h playback with 1 alkaline battery
10) Built-in FM radio (optional)