Panasonic D-Snap keeps the noise down

Panasonic's not exactly set the world alight with its D-Snap MP3 spinners but it's still churning the players out, aiming to give Apple's Nano a run f

Panasonic's not exactly set the world alight with its D-Snap MP3 spinners but it's still churning the players out, aiming to give Apple's Nano a run for its money.Latest to emerge from the Panasonic shed is this typically diminutive model complete with the touch buttons, SD slot and mono LCD screen we're familiar with from the SV-SD710 – plus one new addition.A small 'NC' button is the clue that this little player has built-in noise cancellation. Panny reckons it'll filter out more than 80 per cent of ambient intrusions. Combine it with the noise plugging in-ear phones and it leaves nothing but distraction-free music to listen to.A monster 80-hour battery life is promised (reduced to 60 hours when noise cancelling is activated). It's out in Japan later this month, though we’ve no word on when it’ll cancel noise on European shores.

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Panasonic D-Snap SV-SD850N Price: £TBA (20,000 Yen in Japan) On sale: TBA (26th April in Japan) Contact: Panasonic Related stories: Meizu launches Nano-botherer