Yes — manufacturers — make more devices like this one. The Monolith MP3 player is fused into a solid 1.5mm aluminium casing — not stuck together with glue or screws. It’s a unique manufacturing process pioneered by the manufacturer, Estar Laboratories. Testers have run the player over with a car, shot the player with a BB gun, thrown the player against a brick wall — all without breaking the unit. It has 512 MB memory and an internal lithium-ion rechargeable battery (featuring over 19 hours of playback time).
It can be recharged through a USB port (or purchase the optional AC Power Adapter) and the player will be fully primed for action in 3 hours time. The Monolith Premium’s audio heart is a 24bit Wolfson sigma delta DAC, driving an impressive 28mW of sound output per channel (combined output of a market leading 56mW).
Available from Advanced MP3 Players for about $155.