Taiwan's Luxpro unveiled two new digital music players bearing a superficial resemblance to Apple Computer's IPod Shuffle player at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.
The Top Tangent and EZ Tangent are new versions of the company's Super Tangent, which first appeared at the Cebit show in Germany in March and caused a stir because of its similarity to the Apple player. All three Luxpro players are small, thin, and rectangular in shape and have rounded corners. The navigation controls are arranged in a circle on the front, with settings switches on the reverse. A cap covers the USB connector.
Unlike the previous model, the new players have an OLED screen. The Top Tangent has a 64 pixel by 48 pixel screen and the EZ Tangent has a 128 pixel by 64 pixel screen. The player can display track information drawn from the ID3 data in MP3 files. Other differences include the ability to record from the built-in FM radio and a digital voice recorder.