10 years of MP3 players: how far we've come

You probably take your iPod for granted at this point. I mean, iPods have been out for years now and they're pretty ubiquitous. There's nothing crazy or novel about carrying a few thousand songs around with you anymore. But do you remember when MP3 players first hit the scene? No? Well, it was 10 years ago this month, and the first one ever was the MPMan F10.

Loaded up with a whopping 32MB of flash storage, or about enough for a half-dozen songs, this bad boy connected to your computer via a painfully-slow parallel cable. The price for this gem? $250. How far we've come in a decade! The largest iPod is 160GB, or approximately 5,000 times as big. Where will we be in another 10 years? Only time will tell, but my guess is that we'll have even bigger players. You can hold me to that.

Via Reg Hardware