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!

Creative to roll out art-inspired ZEN Mozaic media players


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.

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…

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


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…