"...This holiday season, music lovers on the go won't need to carry a CD holder to enjoy hours of their favorite tunes. Casio Communications today announced the PZ-5000, a full-featured MP3 personal CD player, at a very affordable price of $159.99.
The conveniently sized unit plays MP3 files recorded on a CD-R as well as conventional audio CDs. The PZ-5000's extended play function plays up to 160 MP3 music files -- without the expense or space limitations of a CD changer. Users also receive a handy car kit, making the unit ideal for travel.
The PZ-5000 also features MP3-compatible Search/Play functions for locating specific tracks quickly and easily, giving users immediate access to their favorite songs. Searches are available alphabetically by the first letter of a song title, by "intro" -- the first ten seconds of each song, or by ``Directory Search'', a convenient and intuitive function that allows users to select titles via directories that are designated during the formatting of the MP3 files. The player also features a program memory, repeat and random play functions, Bass Boost System and auto power off. A 40-second Digital Shock Guard ensures smooth performance even through bumps and jostles. The PZ-5000 will be available this holiday season through consumer electronics retailers nationwide..."