The Eco Media Player comes from the Trevor Baylis stable, and so you know it’s going to involve muscle power, don’t you? However unlike many other wind-up products, this one really does deliver the goods in return for your wrist pain. Not only is it a music and video player (1.8 inch screen), but also an FM radio, flashlight, sound recorder, photo viewer, mobile phone charger, e-book reader and data store. It comes with 2 GB of memory on-board and an SD slot for more. Oh and 3 days winding will provide 10 minutes of video. Nah, just kidding. £169.99.
The current wave of digital media players has one crucial flaw – too long away from a source of power, and they run out of juice, and become little more than hi-tech bricks. Trevor Baylis, inventor of the windup radio and all round clever guy has solved this problem in his usual enterprising fashion, whilst creating a piece of kit to make even the most hard to please gadget fanatics purr.