Yes, its strange looking. Is it practical? Sure if you want an MP3 player with built in headphones (adapter available to use your own). This strange looking MP3 player by Asono will get you about 12 hours of play back and one unsatisfied mugger due to misleading iPod like white headphones (other colors available). The Mica is available in 512MB and 1GB versions, and starts at about $150.
Product page here.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."