Lots of people may have already switched to mini-disc or MP3 players but there is still demand for portable CD players. The latest from Matsushita, better known as Panasonic, features an amplifier that the company claims has the highest treble performance of any portable CD player. The SL-CT710 can play both MP3 CDs and CD-RW discs in addition to conventional audio CDs and CD-R discs. Battery life is pretty impressive at 188 hours — or more than a week — for an MP3 CD, according to Panasonic.
It will be available in Japan from late September.