We're not sure if our contractual obligation to write about Hello Kitty-themed gadgets applies to Charmmy Kitty as well, but what the heck, we'll do it. (You probably already know this, but Charmmy Kitty is Hello Kitty's pet cat. Apparently no one at Sanrio thinks it's creepy that a cat would have a cat as a "pet".) Anyway, it looks like KFE Japan just announced the F1500, a Charmmy Kitty-themed 512MB digital audio player that supports playback of MP3 and WMA audio files (not sure whether that includes DRM'd WMA or not). Major downsides are no display and a paltry six hours of battery life; it's almost like they're challenging you to prove how much you love Charmmy Kitty by buying this thing.

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