Here's a new concept. The Skal media player uses RFID technology to let you select your media. Place a cartoon character in the bowl and it calls up a video with that character in it. The technology is very durable and the RFID chips inside the objects do not require a powersource. Admittedly, this does not help you decide which of the 154 episodes of Deep Space Nine that you want to watch, but the possibilities are interesting.