Keeping your music with you wherever you go is easier now than ever before, but in case you forget your MP3 player on a trip or at the gym, this design could save you from boredom. The Skinny Player, designed by Chih-Wei Wang and Shou-His Fu, sticks to the skin just like an adhesive bandage and eliminates the need for holsters, cases and carriers.
Each Skinny Player would come pre-loaded with one album. It’s capable of sticking and re-sticking several times, so you could continue to listen to the same album over and over after purchasing. Good luck getting to that one track you really like, though: the player is equipped with only a play/stop button and no fast forward or rewind.
The Skinny Player includes built-in speakers but no earphone jack. For working out or commuting, this could make you into a huge nuisance to those around you. But for hanging out by yourself, the multi-use disposable player could prove very useful.
Perhaps the strangest thing about this off-the-wall design is that it is meant to be powered by body heat. That is a tall order, particularly since that technology hasn’t been perfected yet. But if it does come to be a common way to power gadgets in the future, you can bet that we’ll be strapping on one of these Band-Aid MP3 players just for the heck of it.