Nuggets: Panasonic mini-disk ain't thick...

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Mini-disc waif is decent to commuters

Panasonic reckons its sexy looking new personal mini-disc player will be the world's smallest - that's 3-mini discs thick -- and the lightest. The SJ-MJ70 comes with an LCD remote control complete with back-light display and detachable plug. It has a 40 second anti-shock memory and gives up to six hours playback on its NiCd rechargeable battery (supplied).

As well as being a handsome little critter the MD is polite too - the Train function prevents the annoying backwash of sound so beloved of commuters everywhere. Other features include S-XBS (Super Extra Bass System), resume and random play, repeat, skip search and the ability to connect to your home hi-fi. The SJ-MJ70 will be available in May for around £199.

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