A Decade of MP3 – Happy 10th Birthday!
Manufactured by Korea’s Saehan Information Systems, the device was launched in March of 1998 at CeBIT, and went on sale in the Summer through Eiger Labs for $250.
Packed withÂ 32MB of flash memory (which could be upgraded to 64MB via mail-in scheme) it hooked up to PCs via aÂ parallel port and sported an LCD for playback info.Â Swish huh?
Following the MPMan’s release Rio thenÂ put forward their PMP300 which received a warmer reception and all-but eclipsed the F10’s status as “first” amongst players.
I bet you’ll look at your iThingies and Creative Jobbies a lot more thankfully now :0)