Tok Tak Plug Plays Your MP3 Files

by Carolyn

tok_tak.jpgEverything relating to technology usually focuses on how small they can make an item. When the new iPod Nanos came out, after having a 2nd gen Nano, I never thought they could make anything smaller, lightweight, with more storage and with a bigger screen – but they had. The iPod Shuffle is super-tiny and I thought, there’s no way a functional MP3 player can be made smaller than this! Even the Ultimate Smallest MP3 player has a screen and it is roughly the size of a postage stamp. How can anything be made smaller than any of these things and still play my music?

Designer Tae-wan Kim has proven me wrong. The Tok Tak MP3 player is the smallest player I’ve ever seen. The entire device looks like a standard audio jack connected to a pair of earphones. No clip, no nothing, it just dangles off the headphones. You may garner a few strange looks from people when it looks like you’re just wearing a pair of headphones that aren’t connected to anything. But how convenient would this player be? It would easily fit in your pocket, you wouldn’t have to worry about damaging a screen or scuffing up its glossy finish.

The Tok Tak also comes with a base station where you can plug in your Tok Tak to recharge, to upload new music and to act as a joystick controller to listen to your music through the base station’s built-in speaker.

No words on pricing or availability, but this is definitely something to keep an eye out for in the future. I think this would be perfect for my desk at work.

[Yanko Design via Gizmodo]

3 reviews or comments

Jade Says: November 15, 2007 at 4:47 am

I don’t think the point was to “make it small just to make it small”. It would be incredibly convenient for those that do not want an mp3 player for anything other than listening to music. Think of the possibilities! I’m incredibly excited about it. I wish there was some information about storage though..

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