Ever been out with a friend comparing iPod playlists, and he plays for you a killer song that you just have to have for yourself? With an iPod, he'd have to rip you a copy, e-mail it to you, then you'd have to import it to your iPod playlist, hook up your player, and drag it over. But if you had one of JVC's new flash players, all you'd have to do is connect his player's headphone jack to your recording input and hit play. Besides making direct recordings into MP3s, the JVC plays any MP3 or WMA songs you already have, displaying song info on the four-line LCD. And style-conscious listeners, take note: the player comes in a trendy pink color, but those with a more conservative fashion sense can opt for black, white, gray, or silver. The 512-MB version (XA-F57) costs $99, while the 1-GB model (XA-F107) goes for $149 — prices that would make sense if this were 2005.