Red, black and silver are the only options to choose from and there's no memory-card slot for expanding, but we can live with that. Weight is 36g, music transfer is by USB 2.0 and the battery runs to seven hours for normal playback or just four when piping tunes to a nearby FM radio.
The ¥7,980 (£33) KanaGT might look a touch on the 'plain' side. But an OLED display, voice recorder and that FM transmitter make it hard to kick this one out of bed for eating crackers. We're even a little taken by the cutesy aerial that plugs into the headphone socket for boosting transmissions.