I've just had a sneak peek of the first Yamada BeatBox M256 to land in the UK. See the attached photo to show just how tiny it is. It's really cool. The top speaker unclips to reveal a USB connecter so it can be plugged directly into your PC to store up to 256 meg of MP3s and WMAs on it. Or infact 256 meg of any files you want like a normal USB memory stick. The quality through headphones was very good and you can specify whether you want the music to output via the phones, speakers or both. That kind of flexibility seems typical of the functionality built into this little machine. Full spec: MP3 and WMA player with 256 MB memory Integrated speakers and earphones Integrated USB stick, including USB cable Negative LCD with 125 colours backlighting (user selectable), 96 x 64 pixel Equalizer, Book Mark, Shuffle Playback speed selectable Voice recording with time, calendar and file name in MP3 FM radio with Auto Scan and pre-setting MP3 encoding by line-in (yes - it rips from CDs itself!) ID-3 Tag & auto lyrics display Real time clock & calendar support for timer recording Navigation by Joy Stick Dimensions: 38.6 x 86.7 x 18.7 mm Weight: 65 g (incl. battery) Li-Polymer rechargeable included Charging via USB 20 h playback (no backlight) at 128 Kbps supporting Win 98, 2000, Me, XP / Mac OS 9.1, X 1 & 2 I am impressed. The price is likely to be in the region of £260.