July 18, 2012

Rio Diamond MP3 Player circa 1999

I consider myself on the cutting edge of technology, if only a few steps behind because of my cheapness. However, I thought I went all out on this gift for a girlfriend in college: A Rio PMP300 MP3 player, one of the first of its kind. It cost a pretty penny, and could hold maybe 12 songs, in other words, an album's worth. I can understand that deficiency, but what I couldn't understand was the battery cover that was possibly the worst designed battery cover in the history of battery covers. Luckily, my roommate was an EE major, and proceeded to fix it with some cork, at least temporarily. Dude was like MacGuyver, no dude was better than MacGuyver!
rio pmp300 mp3 player