November 5, 2004 Jens of Sweden has released the ultimate music jewellery with Excentrique - a 24 carat gold MP3 player that is worn around the neck and can store up to 300 tunes. "We live in an age when jewellery increasingly has more than one function. Jens of Sweden is not an electronic product to keep in your pocket, it is an accessory to adorn your neck, and this is the most exclusive music jewellery in the world today," says Jens Nylander, founder and CEO of Jens of Sweden.
The thumb-sized MP-400 Excentrique has a high-gloss, black polycarbonate front with sides and back in gold. When switched on, the backlit button at the front means that you can see the player in the dark. Excentrique weighs 34 grams including the battery, which gives a play time of 20 hours. It is the market’s smallest player with an OLED screen.
Excentrique is only available with a 1 GB memory, which is enough space for around thirty CDs.
It shares the same features as other MP-400 players from Jens of Sweden, i.e. it also serves as dictaphone, storage device and radio. The Excentrique can record music from a radio, computer or stereo in MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG formats, and has a USB 2.0 port for rapid transfer.
Excentrique is supplied in an exclusive black case, decorated with 24-carat gold and signed by Jens Nylander. The player is accompanied by a pair of black neck strap earphones and a pair of high-performance Shure e2c earphones and will retail for US $1100.
MP-400 Sound format: MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG. Built-in FM radio. Graphic STN 96 x 63 mm OLED screen in blue and orange, built-in lithium battery with 20 hour playtime, plus mini USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port. 10 mW + 10 mW output in comparison with 7 mW + 7 mW for MP-110. Facility for SRS, TRUBASS, WOW and user equalizer for sound enhancement. Line-in function permits recording of tracks direct from stereo, in either WAV or MP3 format. Dimensions: 63.6 x 27 x 15.7 mm. Player supplied with neck strap earphones and Shure e2c earphones, USB extension cable, line-in cable and a USB key ring adapter. Optional accessories include a 220 V travel charger, case, wrist strap and 12 V in-car charger.