Items tagged with MP3 Player

Sony recently introduced a new line of Walkman MP3 players that the company says will offer "outstanding sound quality, advanced audio technologies, extreme battery life, and more." What's even better, the company is promising these features for less than $100. The new Walkman NWZ-E350 Series Video MP3 Players will support up to 50 hours of audio playback (mp3 files at 128 kbps) and 10 hours of supported video playback (WMV at 384 kbps). Supported audio formats include MP3, WMA (DRM), AAC (non-DRM) and linear PCM. The supported video format is WMV (DRM). The players also offer Sony’s SenseMe technology which will categorize music tracks into a variety of music channels and playlists.... Read more...
With the glut of portable audio and media players out these days, it really takes a special product to catch our attention. Something unique, something a little off-the-wall, and something that actually differentiates itself from all those other mundane MP3 players. Sony has somehow managed to do that with their latest Walkman, which is tailor made for fitness junkies or those who'd rather use a self-contained unit than deal with messy earbud cabling.The new W250 Series Walkman is designed to worn on the head, and due to its water resistant abilities, sweating it out won't be a problem. It also features quick charge and simple transfers, both of which should keep runners on the track longer and... Read more...
Microsoft plans to launch a 64GB version of its Zune HD on April 12th via the Zune online store. With this new model, Microsoft claims you'll be able to store up to 16,000 songs or 20 hours of high definition video on the media player. With the announcement of the new model, Microsoft is also lowering the estimated retail price for the 16GB and 32GB models by $20, making them $199.99 and $269.99, respectively. Microsoft also mentioned a v4.5 firmware update that will add the ability to browse, stream, and acquire music from Zune Marketplace on your TV; Smart DJ auto-playlists; and expanded codec support. Unfortunately, the company didn't give us a release date, only saying more news about the... Read more...
Apple changed up its iPod lineup today by introducing new models and refreshing existing ones. The latest iPod nano now has a video camera, mic, and speaker, letting you shoot video wherever you are. For viewing the video, the 5G nano now has a larger 2.2-inch color display (increased from the former 2.0-inch screen). Unfortunately, you’ll have to sync the iPod nano with your computer before you will be able to upload clips to YouTube. Other specs include a built-in FM tuner with Live Pause and iTunes Tagging, a pedometer, and support for voice memos. The new iPod nano is currently available in an 8GB model for $149 and a 16GB model for $179. Nine color options are available. The new iPod touch... Read more...
V-MODA introduced a new metal headphone with microphone that will be available exclusively at Best Buy. The new Faze headset is universally compatible with all iPhones, iPods, Blackberries, Palm Pres, MP3 players, and computers. It comes with a 2.5mm adapter for use with BlackBerry smartphones and three pairs of black and clear silicone fittings for a personalized fit. V-MODA claims the Faze “offers an upgraded listening experience from traditional headphones, offering its user the finest in sound and style.” The headset incorporates a hands-free microphone and a call/music control button that lets users switch between talking on the phone and listening to music. The headset features a lightweight,... Read more...
As the newest addition to Samsung’s BEAT line of portable media players, Samsung’s new R1 is the company’s first DivX Certified MP3 player. The R1 is also the slimmest player in the Samsung BEAT line.The R1 features a 2.6-inch screen and 8 or 16GB of storage space. DivX technology produces highly compressed video that is designed to be played back on mobile platforms with limited storage capacities. In order to obtain the DivX Certified logo, products must undergo a rigorous testing program to ensure they are able to deliver a high-quality DivX media experience. Customers will be able to play back any DivX video stored on the R1’s internal memory. "We have long recognized the value of DivX technology... Read more...
So look, Microsoft's Zune HD looks promising. Really promising, even. But promising enough that it shouldn't give the general population any other choices in the Zune range? That's evidently the case, as news has surfaced asserting that Microsoft is planning to kill off its entire Zune range save for the forthcoming Zune HD. At first take, this seems like a really odd decision. The Zune HD is great for high-end users who will appreciate an OLED display and a premium design, but what about lower-end users who just need a basic music player but would love to give Microsoft $14.99 per month in order to have access to the Zune Pass music subscription service? Even Apple, a company notorious for giving... Read more...
We haven't a clue why Sony would choose today to introduce its S Series Walkman--after all, the company's Reader Daily Edition was also just announced, and it's undoubtedly the show stopper of the two. At any rate, those more interested in portable music than portable words just might find this tidbit more interesting. As rumored, the S Series Walkman Video MP3 player is real, and while it's definitely no iPod killer, it's unique in its own way. For example, it features built-in stereo speakers, a 2.4" QVGA display, a frame that's under a half-inch thick, video playback of 30fps and a battery life that's downright staggering. The unit can spin tracks for up to 42 hours or videos for 6.5 hours... Read more...
Sony's X-series Walkman (otherwise known as the OLED Walkman) has barely had time to make a splash in the US market, and already Sony is preparing to launch anoher music player. Based on some believable details leaked on Materiel's website (a French e-tailer), the new S-Series Walkman will arrive in 8GB (NWZ-S544) and 16GB (NWZ-S545) models, and while we doubt it'll compete with the heralded iPod touch, the built-in kickstand should make it suitable for movie watching, regardless. The display has a 2.4" QVGA display, stereo speakers, a built-in FM tuner, a microphone, a rechargeable battery and a pretty crazy battery life figure. We're talking about 42 hours of audio playback or 6.5 hours for... Read more...
When you mention "OLED" and "portable media player" in the same sentence, one of two devices probably come to mind. Sony's OLED Walkman, or more recently, Microsoft's forthcoming Zune HD. But really, there's a media player that's been touting an OLED panel longer than either of those two, and it goes by the name S9. Cowon's quiet yet powerful entrant into the touchscreen media player realm has remained largely under wraps here in America thanks to a dearth of marketing, but there's at least a fighting chance that it'll gain a bit more popularity now that a striking white version has surfaced. Over on Cowon's website, the S9 White Edition has popped up with its very own Web portal, showcasing... Read more...
It's somewhat hard to believe, but Sony's iconic and downright legendary Walkman turned 30 this year. Three decades ago, Sony's craftsmanship propelled a bulky, one-trick audio player onto the portable scene, sparking a revolution that continues today. But 30 years after its introduction, the original Walkman has little revlence in the world of iPods and other MP3 players. In order to prove such a fact, the BBC decided to give a 13 year old Briton a Walkman cassette player for a week instead of an iPod.The story that ensued is one of the more hilarious that we've seen. Even for an adept teenage boy, he was baffled by some of the peculiarities. For instance, he mistook the normal/metal switch... Read more...
Somewhere, someday, we'll see OLEDs everywhere. You can pretty much bank on it. Unfortunately, you may be wearing inch-thick glasses and struggling to read your medicine labels before such a prophecy comes to fruition. That said, Sony's slowly but surely working towards that goal by first introducing a mega-expensive OLED TV, and now, by shipping its OLED-equipped Walkman.The long awaited X Series device is gearing up to go on sale in Japan starting next week, and while the general design doesn't look at that extraordinary, it's the display technology that has everyone buzzing. The panel you see isn't a typical LCD; rather, it's a super bright, super crisp and super eco-friendly OLED. It's expected... Read more...
This last January, iriver made quite a splash when it showed off its 2009 lineup of portable multimedia players (PMPs) at CES. Tech journalists swamped the iriver booth like a fast-moving school of fish, trying to get a closer look at the prototype models that were on display--especially the P7, which is the flagship of the line. Pricing and availability were still unknown, leaving us high-and-dry, waiting for the wave of products to eventually stream into stores. Well, at least for the much-anticipated P7, the wait is almost over. Today, iriver announced pricing for the P7 and also stated that it is about to become available from a number of sellers, such as Amazon, Fry's, J&R, B&H,... Read more...
It's not the first time a used storage device of some type has yielded sensitive information, and it won't be the last. Chris Ogle from Whangerei, NZ (pictured) got a surprise after he bought a used MP3 player from an Oklahoma thrift store for $18. Upon hooking it to his PC, he found 60 files of military information in total, including the names and personal details of American soldiers. While it's bad enough that the information was on the device in the first place, it's also hard to understand why they would be using their MP3 player to transport this information. Let's also not forget that the Pentagon banned USB drives last November, though that was over a virus. Here we have someone taking... Read more...
Yahoo released the beta version of its browser-based MP3 player yesterday. It allows you to link MP3s from anywhere on the web on your web page, add Yahoo-supplied javascript, et voila! :working play buttons appear next to any MP3s.     *  The interface between your document and our library is unobtrusive Javascript and semantic HTML: even though our library is Javascript internally, the API is HTML.    * The API is fairly rich. You can set the image we use for album art. You can control the playlist sequence. You can tell us the song title. You can operate in strict mode or quirks mode. To learn more, see How To Link on the wiki.    * We're creating... Read more...
Another grinch appears as a ten-year-old in Tennessee received a decidedly unwelcome present.Hill bought three of the players as Christmas presents for his children. He said one of the devices had apparently been returned to the store from a previous owner who loaded sex clips and songs with lyrics about using drugs."Within 10 minutes, my daughter was crying," Hill said Thursday. "I wish I could take the thoughts and images out of her head."Hill questioned why Wal-Mart Stores Inc. would sell used merchandise as new, which he said violates its own policies.The father is keeping the player until he speaks to a lawyer (obviously).... Read more...
Creative is out with an inexpensive, tiny MP3 player. They call it the ZEN Stone. Its 1 GB of storage will hold about 250 songs, unless you're into Wagner, and the $39.99 price has Creative executives dreaming of customers buying a handful of them. "The Creative ZEN Stone, at just $39.99, opens up a huge new market for MP3 players," said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative. "This is an incredible price for everyone to get a superior quality MP3 player capable of holding up to 250 songs. Whether it's your only player or a second player to take with you anywhere, the low price lets you think of MP3 players in a whole new way. You can loan it to a friend just like you would a... Read more...
SanDisk Introduces World's Largest Capacity Flash Memory MP3 Player - The 8GB Sansa e280 For $249.99 MSRP New Model Now Holds Up To 10GB of Music With Optional 2GB microSD Card; SanDisk Also Announces Price Reductions On Current 2, 4 And 6GB Sansa MP3 Models As Retailers Get Ready for the Holiday Season MILPITAS, CA - Aug. 21, 2006 - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today unveiled the world's largest capacity flash-based MP3 player, the 8-gigabyte (GB) 1 Sansa e280 that boasts award-winning audio, photo viewing and video clip playback capabilities. Priced at $249.99 (MSRP), the e280 is the latest evolution of SanDisk's flagship e200 series. The 8GB device sports a microSD expansion slot... Read more...
Auphan Online had published a good article detailing their own iPod surgery. If your iPod's having some problems and your all out of ideas, might as well go the frankenstein route. "Your iPod. Its sleek, its sexy, and now... its not working. Is your iPod giving you the Apple equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death? Don't throw it out! You can fix it yourself, I'll show you how." Though if your warranty is still good, you might want to try that first.... Read more...
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile phones will deal a final blow to makers of music devices and video camcorders, having already hit the photo industry, a senior executive at handset maker Nokia told the Financial Times newspaper. Anssi Vanjoki, head of the multimedia unit at the world's largest cellphone maker, pointed in comments published on Tuesday to Nokia's 2000 forecast of the death of the photo industry, and said the same fate was looming for other sectors. Nokia made 100 million cameraphones last year, making it the world's largest camera manufacturer. READ MORE...... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got the last reviews of the night ready for you. Goodnight all! Thermalright SI-120 Heatsink @ SystemCooling "The new Thermalright SI-120 heatsink is a redesigned XP-120 that offers greater motherboard compatibility while still accommodating a 120mm fan of your choice. In fact, Thermalright claims the SI-120 will fit all known Intel P4 and AMD K8 motherboards (at least they haven't found one yet it didn't fit). The SI-120 incorporates five heat pipes to transfer heat out of the copper base into a large array of aluminum fins (just like the original XP-120)." Neoseeker Thermaltake Golden Orb II @ Neoseeker "The cooler has a fairly manageable 120mm diameter but weighs... Read more...
The weekend is over, and apparently so is the nice weather. It's not a problem though, we've got some decent news to keep your eyes glued to the monitor. Let's see what Monday has to offer... Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 SATA Hard Disk @ Adrian's Rojak Pot "Size matters when it comes to hard disks. Bigger is always better. Everyone is always looking out for the biggest hard disk in the market. Today, we are going to take a close look at one of the biggest hard disks in the market - the Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 SATA hard disk! Check out why we consider it worthy of our Reviewer's Choice Award!" Review of the World's Smallest MP3 Player: MobiBlu DAH-1500 @ I4U "I got several... Read more...
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