Unpacking the Pez MP3 player

Unpacking the Pez MP3 player: "

It’s here! Yes, it may not be the most technically advanced portable audio player on the market. But just in time for the holidays, one of the year’s most eagerly awaited MP3 players has arrived: The Pez MP3 player, testament to the power of sugar-fueled nostalgia and one man’s dream, is everything we hoped it would be. Ours arrived by mail today, and we’re ready to (virtually) share it with you.

Yesterday, we received an e-mail from Pez MP3 impresario Pat Misterovich, letting us know that the first batch of players had shipped. Sure enough, when we opened our mailbox today, there it was. Talk about fast service! In the first picture above, you can see everything that comes with the player, including a carrying strap, ear buds, USB cable and owner’s manual.

As you can see, the player is blister-packed, with the front of the pack marked “1st Edition.” Whether or not that means these early versions will be worth a bundle on eBay at some point in the future remains to be seen (though, just in case, we ordered two — and, yes, we paid for them!). Also on the blister pack: word that this holds “120 candies songs.” Personally, we would have liked it if Pat had found a way to squeeze the player into the shell and keep the candy, but ma"

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