In a way it's a very simple idea, sort of a cross between selling music on a USB stick and the Buddha Machine. The pictures tell the story: it's a little aluminum cube controlled by four buttons. You can't add music to it, or rip the files from it, even though you charge it through the USB port on a computer. However, the Prism does encourage sharing of a more elemental sort by incuding two headphone jacks. Romance, it seems, is not dead after all. And the fact remains that the Prism is filled with over an hour of cutting edge electronic music by Jaar and his compatriots - music that you can't get anywhere else. Exclusive, elegant and fun: well worth the $40.
|The packaging is beautifully considered.|
|The thing itself.|
|The Prism in use at my desk.|