Quick Bits

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Tips and tools for digital diversions.

By Charles Platt

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Illustration by PARS/E design

SERIOUS MEDIA PLAYER

For geeky people (like me) who want really serious hardware that looks really serious, the Wolverine ESP media player ($329 and up, wolverinedata.com) is about as serious as you can get.

Seemingly styled by engineers for the pocket-protector set, you’ll certainly need a pocket protector for this hefty 10-ounce package. The 3.6" display has a retro look, with monospaced fonts and icons reminiscent of Windows 3.1, and the controls ...

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