Yes, the new iPod shuffle is small, and you can clip it to just about anywhere. But if you’re up for making a fashion statement with your digital music player, I think BenQ has just what you need. BenQ has recently introduced the MusiQ, which i think has more character than the 2G Shuffle. The design is inspired by military dog tags, and you even get a decorative dog tag with your unit!
Etched with two different designs (“steel wings” for guys and something called “magic bean” for girls), the 512MB/1GB player has a built-in microSD card slot and comes with a decorative dog tag and metal earphone chain. BenQ is really pulling out all the stops with this one, as they’ve already put up a dedicated battle-themed MusiQ microsite (in Chinese).
The 512MB version is priced at about $88, but as of this time, no online ordering facility is up yet. BenQ says it will also include limited edition accessories as gifts,at random and on a first come, first-served basis (huh?)–these may include metal bracelets and carrying cases. A 1GB model has already been announced, but there is no pricing information yet.