The Eco-Media Player Revolution is an updated version of the original Eco Media Player with extra bits. It still has the fabulous hand-cranked, charge-me-anywhere handle but it now it plays nicely with iTunes. It’s also got an SD card slot, so you can boost its storage capacity from the inbuilt 4Gb all way to
11 16Gb. You can still charge your mobile phone with it, watch videos, read eBooks, show off your photos, listen to FM radio and record with the built-in mic or line-in.
The battery is good for 48 hours (!!) of audio playback or 7 hours of video, and a minute of winding will give you 45 minutes of mp3 playback. If winding’s not your thing, just plug in the USB cable and charge it the old-fashioned way. The only downside I can see is it weighs 750g so it might make a bulge in your pocket. £109.95.
To power the Eco-Media Player Revolution, simply wind the integrated handle, and it will reward you with 24-bit Hi Fidelity playback of all the major music formats including Apple AAC, Microsoft WMA, mp3, and OGG Vorbis. Playlists can be organised by Favourites, Artists, Albums or Genre, and the device can even handle movie playback, supporting formats such as MP4 (H.264) and Windows WMV, for superb, glitch-free enjoyment of all those great music-videos and feature films.