Kijk, dit is wat we nodig hebben: een draagbaar dingetje dat zowel MP3'tjes als CD'tjes afspeelt:
A number of small companies are working to bring downloadable music into the mainstream with devices that can play both CDs and MP3s. Vertical Horizon, a 20-person company based in Los Angeles, has said it is working on what it hopes will be the first such device available in portable form in the United States. The as-yet unnamed device should debut later this year, said Tay Yoo, marketing manager of Vertical Horizon. The company has already made a non-portable version. "CDs will eventually become obsolete and music will be downloaded from the Internet," Yoo said. "In the meantime, people will want to play both." The technology is based on a specialized chip the company has devised that lets a player read MP3 files off a CD, Yoo said. MP3 is a popular digital download format for music.
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