Livermore, Calif.-based Finis Inc. on Monday introduced the SwiMP3, a waterproof MP3 player. It uses bone conduction — sound transfer directly from the cheek bone to the inner ear — to play music and holds 128MB of music. A company representative told MacCentral that SwiMP3 is compatible with all versions of Mac OS X and uses a USB 1.1 interface. Suggested retail pricing is US$249.99. The SwiMP3 comes with a pair of Lane 4 goggles, ear plugs, a carrying case and MusicMatch software, which does not work on the Mac. Finis does not have a product page on its Web site.
6:50 PM EST: Updated with technical specs after a Finis representative responded to an e-mail inquiry.