Sony showed off its latest 'Memory Stick' gadgets for music lovers at Comdex today.
With the help of guitarist Steve Vai, Nobuyuki Idei, president and chief executive of Sony Corporation, showed off Memory Stick, a small music and storage device the size of a chewing gum together with its Memory Stick Walkman and its Music Clip, which is the size of a pen.
The Memory Stick Walkman is the world's first device that includes SDMI copyright protection for music downloaded from the Internet. It can store 80 to 120 minutes of music on the 64Mb Memory Stick which slots into the tiny gadget that makes the original 20 year old Walkman look like a real antique.
The Biro size Music Clip, which has just been released in Japan, has a built in USB compliant interface and can store up to 64Mb of music.
Idei confirmed that next year Sony is going one step further and introducing the Infostick, which will transorm any Memory Stick product into a wireless device. He also said there were many more consumer gadgets with Internet access to come.
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