Here’s a simple idea, that I think could make a big difference (at least for me!). Why not offer a sleeve for the SlotMusic player that doubles as a clip and transforms the player into something like the ipod shuffle or the sansa clip.
I would buy that immediately and I think a lot of other people would as well. I use an MP3 player mainly when I’m commuting on my bike so I need a player with two important features :
"no-look"controls (no menu navigation ==> rules out the sansa clip)
some kind of attachment system so that the player and its buttons always stay at the same place
IMHO a clip is perfect, it can go on a belt, a backpack strap, an armband, shirt collar, etc.
I know about the existing armband for the SlotMusic player, but I don’t like it, it makes the player too visible, it doesn’t fit well over a winter jacket and it takes a lot of time to put on compared to a clip.
And while I’m at it, if the SlotMusic player had a clip and a shuffle switch, it would be an ipod shuffle killer. The ipod shuffle is what comes closest to the perfect player for me, but it’s just way too expensive for what it is (2GB of non-extendable memory), has no Micro SD slot and has an integrated battery which is arguably a flaw.
I hope the right people read this.