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The new Samsung K5 digital audio player ( is unique among MP3 devices in that it can entertain both with and without earphones. Slide the halves of the case apart, and a diminutive but crystalline-sounding pair of speakers appears. The player also includes a 1.7-inch LED touchscreen, FM tuner, and alarm clock. It is available in 2 GB and 4 GB versions for $210 and $260, respectively.