February 19, 2007 In November we wrote about the newest of the elite mobile phone manufacturers, Gresso, which makes phones from 200 year-old African Blackwood and Gold. Now Gresso is to diversify and has announced a collection of ultra-exclusive Mp3 players, to be called Symphonia, and the idea to create an Mp3 player that is dedicated to create a device for those customers who demand the ultimate craftsmanship and exceptional design. Four Symphonia models will be released in Q2, 2007, being made from Blackwood and White Gold, Blackwood and Pink Gold, White Gold and Pink Gold respectively, with the same ancient blackwood and 18 carat gold in each case, with prices ranging from EUR 3000 (US$4000) to EUR 5000 (US$6500).
All models of the Gresso Symphonia Collection have the same tetrahedral case, which measures a diminutive 39 x 39 x 10.5 mm, allowing the device to be worn as jewellery.
The innovative flat keyboard of the player has special patented scratch-resistant covering, that the company claims is as hard as diamond. The figures and letters on the keyboard are cut by ultraprecise laser. The Gresso Mp3 player has a built-in FM tuner and just 1 Gb of internal flash memory. It supports Mp3, WMA, ASF and OGG music formats.