At first blush the SSF-F1005 MP3 player from JNC may be considered a rival to Apple Computer's video iPod. But with just 512 megabytes of built-in capacity, the device comes up short in the memory department against the multi-gigabyte iPod. Still, the SSF-F1005 offers other notable features. These include touch-screen buttons, support of multiple languages, five pre-set equaliser modes, a built-in FM radio, direct MP3 encoding function and up to 35 hours of voice recording capability. It is also compact, measuring just 31.3 x 64 x 13.5mm. Distributed by Datum Networks, the SSF-F1005 costs $799.