M-Toy MP3 player requires you to solve a puzzle before it will play the tunes

In on of the poorest uses for an OLED screen ever, there is this M-Toy MP3 Player which displays an image in 3 concentric circles and requires the user to straighten the image out before it will play the tunes. The tunes come from the USB flash drive that comes with the whole set.

Personally I'd go insane if I had to solve a puzzle before I could play music on my MP3 player, but I suppose for your kid it might be a helpful mental development tool. Who knows, maybe giving your kid one of these instead of an iPod might help them pass the MENSA test later in life, but I doubt it.

Please, for the love of all that is sacred, don't give them this in place of the iPod on their wish list. Thankfully it's just a design, so your kids are safe, this year.

M-Toy MP3 player makes kids puzzle over playing music [via techdigest]