The iPod was/is a disruptive technology that has been instrumental in reshaping the music industry. Since then, however, virtually every new player has tried to be more than the iPod or better than the iPod, or even just less expensive than the iPod – virtually no new development in this arena.
However, I just became aware of Bug Labs’ device. This is a technology that moves in a totally new direction. Instead of buying what is essentially a technology appliance (like the iPod or any other mp3 player out there), you purchase hardware modules that snap together to make whatever device you can imagine.