Iomega will release its HipZip digital-audio player on October 19, the company has revealed.

The sleek palmtop player combines high-capacity removable-storage technology with low-cost PocketZip media.

Each two-inch PocketZip disk stores 40MB. Users can recharge the in-built lithium ion battery through an A/C adaptor. HipZip, compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and higher, also acts as a PocketZip storage device.

UK pricing and distribution details will also be revealed on October 19.