Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The first MP3 player turns 10 years old this month and it's not iPod, Zune or even Rio. The first MP3 player Korea's Saehan Information Systems in March of 1988. Called the MPMan F10, the player had only 32mb of onboard memory. It measured 91 x 70 x 165.5mm. It connected to an old-style parallel port on the host PC from which songs could be copied to the player. There was a tiny LCD on the front to give an indication as to what you were listening to.
The F10 debut at eBIT show in Hannover, Germany. The device sold for $250 but was later dropped to $200 when the Rio PMP300 came out.
via Register Hardware