If this is brushed aluminum, small form factor, and a nice UI, I will be very fiscally irresponsible.
Will this be E17-sized? How does it compare to the E17 in terms of DAC and amp?
Edit to add a couple notes. I appreciate aesthetics as much as anyone, but I would test the button layout for a little while before putting it to market. By and large we are conditioned "left = previous, right = next". The groove in which the previous/next buttons sit may help, or it may be useless; like I said, I would test this for a little while first. The same applies to volume up/down. It would be very nice to have a small, high-quality DAP that we can control without seeing it (without taking it from our pockets, for example).
the button layout was discussed here last year before the halt of the project, just grab a phone or something similar, recreate that diagonal movement with your thumb and see and feel how much more natural it is than the typical cross layout.
besides, I'm certain that it will only take you or anyone else a couple minutes of use to memorize it and use it without watching.
it is brushed aluminum, small form factor DAP which support up to 192k/24bit, and line out, coaxial out, support TF card, WM8740 DAC, a decent amp, and support AAC(m4a) . not to talk FLAC, APE. and ALAC ? maybe but not promise.
and it is cheaper than other hifi audio players.
it's been a long time and still I want this so badly, more like I need it to be honest.