I don't know if you've ever heard about the Gresso company, but it seems that they're a Russia-based firm that specializes in the development of luxury electronic items (mostly mobile phones) using very expensive and rare building materials (African Blackwood). And as the market for uber-expensive and exclusive MP3 players seems to be kind of...unpopulated these days, the company has decided to launch a new line of players, dubbed "The Symphonia", which will certainly create a huge hole in anyone's bank account.
According to the manufacturers, the line will consist of 4 models: Gresso Symphonia Blackwood&White Gold, Gresso
Symphonia Blackwood&Pink Gold, Gresso Symphonia White Gold and Gresso Symphonia Pink Gold. As you've probably guessed already, 2 of the models feature casings made from 200-years old African Blackwood, a very expensive and rare material, highly appreciated by the persons who can actually afford to buy products made from this special brand of wood.
In fact, the materials are the main selling point of these products, and that's because the actual technical features are far from being impressive. Sure, the players feature a very scratch-resistant flat keyboard made of gold, with a very durable covering and letter etched with laser rays, as well as quite a small form factor (just 39 x 39 x 10.5 mm) but is that enough? Not quite, actually, since the devices only sport 1 GB of Flash memory, which is below today's even average standards.
And speaking of standards, that's exactly what this family of players has to offer, besides its outer looks. So, we've got 1 GB of storage space, an FM tuner and support for MP3, ASF, OGG and WMA files. Nothing out of the ordinary here, no? Well, what's really out of the ordinary is the price tag, since these things start at 3000 Euro and go as far as 5000 Euro. As much as a car, isn't it? We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .