They were one of the first, but they couldn't withstand the Power of the Pod.
The company behind the Rio brand of digital audio players announced today they would stop making products under the Rio name.
Most people aren't aware that Rio released one of the first ever MP3 players, and was involved in a court case brought against them by the RIAA.
I've been a proud owner of a Rio Karma for months now. Sure, it doesn't have the style of the Ipod, but it does everything I need it to, and for about a hundred bucks. Granted, it's hard to do the silhouetted poses since my Karma's shaped differently, but I'll survive.