REVIEW: Finis Neptune SwiMP3 player

This latest generation underwater MP3 player is Finis' first to feature a separate component housing the electronics. Will having to strap this to your goggles in addition to the two ear-pieces make it much more difficult to use? Read our full review to find out!

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shinychrisREVIEW: Finis Neptune SwiMP3 player

Creative to roll out art-inspired ZEN Mozaic media players

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Elegance, simplicity, functionality, subtlety. These are words that you might use to describe a certainly overwhelming popular portable music player. That poses a problem for rival manufacturers who now have to slash a few of those adjectives off their list or risk just being complete clones.

Creative has the spirit though, it’s eschewed elegance and subtlety in favour of a new bold, tiled design obviously inspired either by the Dorchester Roman town house or the sight of a chess board falling into a Battenberg cake mix. Creative wouldn’t be the first though.

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Al WCreative to roll out art-inspired ZEN Mozaic media players

Philips announces their GoGear SA52 PMP with 4GB capacity

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Apologies, this is turning into a Philips-themed day!

The company has just announced the GoGear SA52 PMP, which plays MP3, WMA and AAC music files, along with WMV video. With 4GB of storage and a 2.8″ QVGA LCD display, it also features some controversial audio ‘upscaling’, where the Digital Signal Processor adds ‘quality’ to the compressed audio tracks.

I’m always hesitant to recommend products that enhance…

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Katherine HannafordPhilips announces their GoGear SA52 PMP with 4GB capacity

Polaroid wants a slice of Archos' pie, with their MPU-43315 PMP

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Polaroid isn’t exactly renowned for its PMPs, but this 60GB MPU-43315 player looks set to give Archos a run for its money. Maybe.

With specs including a 4.3″ LCD screen, a lithium ion battery that’ll give you four hours of video playback and 16 of audio, plus the old favourites like WMV, MPEG4, MP3, WMA and WAV playback. There’s apparently…

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Katherine HannafordPolaroid wants a slice of Archos' pie, with their MPU-43315 PMP

CES 2008: iriver no longer satisfied with MP3 market, UNIT2 to take on your whole living room instead

Games consoles, TVs, media centrer PCs – they all have one thing in common. They want TOTAL DOMINANCE of your lounging space. Well so does iriver and it will soon be using its UNIT2 to get it. It’s calling…

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Archos 605 special edition Charlie Chaplin PMP to come pre-loaded with 10 films

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Plenty of Archos-shaped news seeping out of the pus-ridden internet sore, and if that analogy doesn’t sit well with the French PMP company, then perhaps the gushing accolades the Charlie Chaplin edition model is receiving on the interwebs will compensate.

The 605…

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Katherine HannafordArchos 605 special edition Charlie Chaplin PMP to come pre-loaded with 10 films

Pasen LAZYBUM portable media player (PMP) perfect for, well, lazy bums

pasen-MP3.jpgThe Italian company Pasen has taken on the task of re-branding the VX989 Chinese MP3 player from ONDA, and called it…LAZYBUM. Your eyes don’t deceive you – that’s LAZYBUM, and rightly capitalised, too.

They’re claiming it’s the world’s first ‘mini-PMP’, able to play MP3, WMA, WAV, AVI, XviD, DivX, ASF, MP4, FLV formats, plus a bunch more. Never mind the fact that their claim isn’t all that special – who wants…

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Katherine HannafordPasen LAZYBUM portable media player (PMP) perfect for, well, lazy bums

Archos unveils three Generation 5 PMPs which play YouTube videos

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Archos has unveiled its new line of personal media players, dubbed Generation 5. It includes three new PMPs, the 405, 605 and 705, which for the first time will support Flash-based video from YouTube and other online video-sharing sites.

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Katherine HannafordArchos unveils three Generation 5 PMPs which play YouTube videos