Tag: mp3 player
SHINY VIDEO REVIEW: the i2i Stream
I was quite enamoured by the idea of the i2i Stream when I had a quick look at it at CES but then what’s a concept until you’ve actually tried the bugger? So, it fell to the wonderful Susi from Shiny Shiny to take them for a spin and work out whether wireless music streaming is actually something that we need.
More Zunes on the way in 2009
Despite its poor retail performance over Christmas, Microsoft remains firmly committed to its Zune MP3 player, and a good thing too. It’s one of the few players in the market that has relentlessly innovated, and still packs features that are lacking on others, like wireless syncing and device-to-device song sharing.
Well, the pace continues. Marketing Director for Zune, Adam Sohn, has revealed to Cnet that “there will be new Zunes before the 2009 holiday season” and they’ll be a “surprising step up” from what’s currently available. That almost certainly means a touchscreen, but that isn’t ‘surprising’ so I wonder what he could mean…
Whatever happens, it’s unlikely to displace the iPod, but given Microsoft’s track record of new features, I can’t wait to see what they’ve got to offer.
Zune (via Cnet)
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Know a clown who's desperate to listen to music on his bicycle?
Okay, maybe that was mean. But you can’t claim that that thing over to the right doesn’t look like a pom-pom of some sort. It’s actually a speaker. The Yuen’To Music Ball, to be precise. Straight outta’ Japan, it’ll plug into anything with a 3.5mm jack connector and blare out sounds and music for upto five hours. After that, it’ll need recharging via USB.
It comes in red, blue, yellow, black and pink – nice bold colours – and costs $76.16 (£55 or so). That’s amazingly expensive. Still, no-one ever said that being a contra-auguste was cheap.
GeekStuff4U (via Akihabaranews)
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CES 2009: LEGO-inspired kids gadgets coming soon courtesy of Digital Blue
One of the quirkier stories to come out of CES this year was the partnership between Digital Blue and LEGO which will see a number of kid-centric gadgets produced with the iconic plastic brick look.
This isn’t build it yourself, unfortunately, so don’t think you’ll be able to buy a box full of LEGO pieces, a CMOS sensor, LCD and a few buttons and create your own digital camera. It’s just the look, rather than the actual coloured blocks, but that’s probably just as well as it would be pretty irritating to drop said camera and have it break into a hundred pieces…
CES 2009: Sony Walkman X and W series
Susi went for a wander down to the Sony stand at CES 2009 to take a look at the latest Walkman the portable music original has…
CES 2009: Samsung P3 media player
Dan got hands on with the latest media player from Samsung, which boasts a full touchscreen. You can read all about it here, but watch the vid for real life moving pictures.
CES 2009: Sony reveals its 3" OLED-screened WALKMAN X music and media player
This beauty is the new Sony WALKMAN X range – featuring a 3″ OLED touch screen to make videos look marginally better than they have ever looked before. Although they won’t look very good when you’ve had your fingers all over the screen for six months.
The X1050 and X1060 both feature digital noise cancelling technology, FM tuners, the 3″ 432×240 screen and come with 16 or 32GB of storage space. Here’s a big photo of it, as it’s rather pretty. That’s not my music. That’s someone else’s music.
The WALKMAN X is even packed with a wi-fi chip and custom BBC iPlayer tool…
CES 2009: Samsung P3 MP3 player
Samsung has launched something much less expensive at CES 2009 than everything of theirs mentioned so far. This is their take on the iPod touch known as the P3. See, it’s like mp3 but without the m. Clever, huh? No, not really.
The P3 is 0.39″ thick…
Wear your Walkman: Sony could offer wearable W-Series Walkman
Sony could be about to unveil a wearable Walkman – the W-Series, where presumably “W” stands for “wearable” — in a very compact and attractive design.
Sony Insider claims some real-world pictures of the device. The two earphones are magnetic and attach themselves to the player forming a distinctive heart shape when not in use…
Samsung launches their high end Yepp YP-P3 in Korea
It’s a bit of a day for portable players of one type or another and although the Samsung Yepp YP-P3 here is not quite as pulse-raising as the Maxian, it does make for interesting competition for the iPod Touch.
The previous model, the Yepp YP-P2 never made it to the UK but if Samsung is serious about taking on Apple…