Kenwood has just announced the launch of their MG-G508 portable music player in Japan today. These sweet rugged looking devices look pretty interesting, especially with their striking colors contrasted against the black border and bezel around the screen. Though they won’t be taking over the place of the iPod touch that you own right now, these players do what they’re meant to do – which is play music. If you have no need for additional apps or fancy features, you can’t go wrong with one of these especially since they won’t cost you a bomb. The Kenwood MG-G508 comes with 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a USB port, MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV support, JPEG and BMP support, 25 hours of battery life, dimensions of 98.5 x 46.5 x 10.5 mm and a weight of 45g. The MG-G508 will go on sale in Japan next week for around $145. No word on whether they’ll hit our streets, but if they do, hopefully it’ll be sooner than later.