(cnet) - 2006 has proven that a tough year for humans can be a banner year for technology. For example, we've seen more than our fair share of fabulous MP3 players in the past 12 months. Of course, I've also gotten my hands on a few stinkers, so why not call those out as well? And though most of the players here are just mediocre at worst, that's enough of a reason to pass them up. I mean, really--why settle for a "5" when you can get an "8"?
Exhibit A is the rather sleek-looking Truly Pic 'N Roll FT602. Unfortunately, all the style in the world couldn't save this little player from its highly frustrating interface. Next, we have the MPIO FY700, another stylish player with an unwieldy UI, reports Trend.
Then there's the MSI Mega Player, which suffers from iffy ID3 tag support and a subpar battery life, and the DigiArmor DMS-S20, an unfortunate and cumbersome device with a high price tag. And I can't forget the garish Peony Bluetooth MP3 Headphones. Finally, we have the ill-fated Viliv P1, which showed so much promise on paper, but failed to deliver in person.