With MP3 players beginning to make their mark in the IT market, the Rome II MP3 player is offering a point of differentiation - expandable memory that fits inside a car, home or portable tape deck. The Rome is a full-featured portable MP3 player with the same footprint as a standard audio cassette, which users can either use as a conventional MP3 player, or plug into a tape deck. The player comes with 64MB of memory on board, with MMC slots for expanding the memory in the UP-322-64 and higher models. Users can download new songs using the bundled Rome Manager software. The Rome uses a rechargeable NI-MH battery, which provides up to seven hours of playing time, and can be recharged in three hours with the included charger.