Friday, June 18, 2004
Diver Entertainment Systems Ships Underwater MP3 Player
San Diego-based Diver Entertainment Systems (www.desworldwide.com) and Milpitas-based iRiver announced yesterday the availability of a new, fully submersible MP3 player. The H20 Audio DV players are designed to be fully submersible up to 200 feet, and allow users to enjoy digital audio while SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or participating in water sports. iRiver already provides portable audio devices, and has tapped DES for its durable, waterproof housing and amplifier. The companies are marketing the device not only for music but also for underwater tours or enhanced training. The new device features up to 512MB of storage, equivalent to over 16 hours of music. DES is backed by the Tech Coast Angels.