Virgin Electronics’ Mini-sized MP3 Player and Portable Speakers Now Available at Fry’s Electronics

Virgin Electronics’ Mini-sized MP3 Player and Portable Speakers Now Available at Fry’s Electronics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Virgin Electronics:

–Virgin Player 5GB Has 25% More Storage, FM Tuner, Dual Headphone Jacks and Dedicated Buttons for Just $249, Offering Better Value to Consumers

–Tubular Design, Rich Sound, Groovy Looks Make $99 Virgin Boomtube Ideal Holiday Gift

Fry’s Electronics is now selling the Virgin Player 5GB and Virgin Boomtube(TM) portable speakers. The Virgin Player 5GB is the new mini-sized MP3 player from Virgin Electronics. It features 25 percent more storage than the leading MP3 player, plus an FM tuner, dual headphone jacks and dedicated buttons, for just $249. Virgin Boomtube is the perfect complement to this year’s hottest holiday gift — the portable MP3 player — and lets consumers share their music in any location with friends.

The Virgin Player is one of the only digital audio players that’s truly easy to use. For example, the Virgin Player has dedicated buttons for the activities consumers do most — changing the volume, skipping to the next song, or pausing the music. The product also includes the patent-pending “Virgin DJ,” which, in just two button presses, conveniently creates playlists from a customer’s music collection in ways they couldn’t before.

Virgin Boomtube is the first portable speaker system to have twist-off speakers for true stereo separation. MP3 owners who want to share their tunes in style and volume with friends will want to get their hands on the cool aluminum, tubular-shaped Virgin Boomtube.

Virgin Boomtube includes ample two-inch aluminum speakers that produce rich, loud sound even though they are powered by just four AA batteries. With satellite speakers that twist onto the central hub for portability, the whole package weighs in at only two pounds. Designed to work with nearly any portable music source, Virgin Boomtube transforms personal MP3 players, CD players, or even laptop computers into a portable party.

“Virgin Boomtube makes a perfect companion to the Virgin Player 5GB, any MP3 player or any audio device, including the iPod,” said Greg Woock, chief executive officer of Virgin Electronics. “With its tubular shape and lightweight design, Virgin Boomtube is easy to carry or pack into an overnight bag. And at $99, it’s an ideal holiday gift for any music lover.”

Virgin Boomtube is available at Fry’s Electronics stores, including those in California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. It is also available at Virgin Megastores nationwide and online at www.virgin.com/electronics.

About Virgin Electronics

Virgin, one of the most respected brands in the world, is involved in planes, trains, mobile phones, soft drinks, music and more. Virgin Electronics is the electronics arm within the Virgin Group focused on creating world-class personal, portable, simple and connected digital products for consumers. For more information, visit www.virgin.com/electronics or www.virgin.com.

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