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  • Hey! It's A Zune! And It's Red! But Why?


    Not just red, but watermelon red. (But not (PRODUCT)RED, so you’ll have to take your charity business elsewhere.) All the insides are the same, which has already been well established. It’ll be exclusively available on Amazon.com and at Target stores round about June 10. So, why pink and red this spring/summer? Well, according to the Microsoft spokesperson I spoke to, “the… Read More

  • One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold

    Talk about a shock over the weekend. Microsoft somehow managed to sell one million Zunes. Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s president of Entertainment and Devices, said that Microsoft had met its goal and that more Zune things will come later this year. I can understand maybe a smaller company getting excited over selling a million devices, but Apple in Q4 of last year alone sold 14 million iPods. Read More

  • Watermelon Zune Spotted

    At a “recent press event”, a photographer managed to snap some pictures of the rumored watermelon-colored Zune. While a new colored Zune is about exciting as Bran Oats coming out in an exciting new off-brown color, what’s on the inside is the important thing to keep in mind. Unfortunately, this is just the same old Zune, in a boring, ugly new color. Microsoft apparently… Read More

  • Apple Market Share Increases

    In the past, Apple has never been a big-enough player to top market share lists. But the past few years for the fruit straight outta Cupertino have been good ones. So good, that this year Apple got onto NDP’s top manufacturers list. Since Dell and manufacturers who sell direct aren’t included, the list is a bit off, but don’t let that spoil your excitement. Read More

  • New MP3 Players On The Way From Creative

    If you’re one of the three people out there who own a Creative MP3 player, then you’re about to get some incredibly awesome news. Craig McHugh, President of Creative Labs Inc., today said that Creative is working on some “exciting stuff” with its MP3 players, but couldn’t reveal details. McHugh went on to say that Creative is positioning itself for the holiday… Read More

  • Sansa Connect by SanDisk

    The Sansa Connect is the newest MP3 player to appear on the SanDisk roster of DAPs. The device stirred quite a bit of clamor at this year’s CES due to its innovative use of WiFi and affordable pricing.It’s been three full months since the device was first announced, but I now have one in my possession and have had an opportunity to test it out amply. So was it worth the wait? Read More

  • Holy Cow! Apple Sells 100 Millionth iPod

    We’d like to remind you all that a little over five years ago, there was no iPod. MP3 players were limited to the likes of a 256MB Rio that would set you back $189.99 at an EBGames. Then came the iPod. It rocked an industry, set a new benchmark, and become the product to have. Now Apple has sold its 100 millionth iPod. Think about that for a second. That’s enough iPods to fill up… Read More

  • Yahoo! And Sandisk Partner For WiFi Device

    Yahoo! just announced a partnership with Sandisk on the Sansa Connect. This device is a media player with built-in WiFi which syncs with your Flickr account and comes with ready-to-listen-to Yahoo! Music content. The Sansa Connect will contain 4GB of storage, Internet radio, a 2.2-inch screen, and comes with a reasonable $250 price tag to boot. Those of you willing to shell out the $15… Read More

  • MOTZ DIY Music Box Turns That Blow-Up Doll Into An MP3 Player

    Straight outta Korea comes the MOTZ DIY Music Box, an extremely basic MP3 player designed to fit inside everyday objects. Equipped with USB 2.0, 256MB of storage, and MP3/WMA/OGG support, this tiny device is perfect for turning your unused objects around the house into music players. That underwear you haven’t washed in months? Now it’s an MP3 player! Those drugs the police seized… Read More

  • Blingplayer Lets You Show Off Your Inner Crunk

    Oh boy. It was only a matter of time before every gadget on earth got blingified. The latest casualty is MediaReady’s new Blingplayer (normally spelled with all caps), a “fashion” music player that comes with a 1.8-inch display, video playback, MP3 and WAV playback, voice recording capabilities, and an FM tuner. But what about the bling? I’m glad you asked. Each… Read More

  • Tripper V For Traveling Photographers

    The Tripper V from ASKA is a great companion for any photographer. The HDD is available anywhere from 40GB to 160GB and comes equipped with CF/SD slots. Pictures can be viewed via the 4.3-inch monitor, which outputs 800×480 resolution. It also allows for video playback and supports Mpeg-4 codec. It’s essentially a DAP for photographers because it supports both MP3 and AAC formats. Read More

  • Soundwave: Transforming, MP3 Playing Decepticon!

    , and one of our favorites has always been Soundwave. You’ll remember him as the blue, monotone-voiced lieutenant to Megatron, popular for his unwavering loyalty to the Decepticon cause. What made Soundwave so cool, though, was that he transformed into a Walkman, complete with lackeys in the form of cassette tape robots that would eject from his chest. You’ll remember Rumble and… Read More

  • Sony NW-A800 Walkman Unveiled

    Though these shots of the A800 Walkman from Sony look fantastic and I hope this is what the final product ends up looking like, I call 3D-rendered BS on this one. Dubbed “the Nano killer”, the A800 is the latest Walkman from Sony that’s due out in March. With a gigantic screen and easy to use controls, the A800 comes in either violet, black, blue, or pink. Though the… Read More

  • PopCatcher Catches FM Radio So You Don't Have To


    When I lived in Seattle and listened all the time to KEXP, I would have loved to have had the PopCatcher MusicDock MD-601. On the surface, it’s just a decent looking FM radio with a dock at the top for connecting the included MP3 player, presumably for recording music directly to the portable. That alone wouldn’t be particularly interesting, since there are a number of digital… Read More

  • SanDisk's Wi-Fi Better Than Zune's Says, Um, SanDisk, Maybe


    Yesterday, we mentioned SanDisk going after Apple’s Shuffle shoppers with its Sansa Express. Today, CoolTechZone.com is saying SanDisk is admittedly gunning for potential Zune buyers with its Wi-Fi-enabled Connect player. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t do much elaborating on the topic despite apparently having talked to SanDisk about the DAP. Read More

  • From the Vaults of Ridiculous: TrekStor i.Beat Organix Gold


    Do you own an MP3 player that doesn’t bling (is that a verb?) enough for you? Do you feel the need to cover all of your possessions in gold and jewels? Do you have $20,000 lying around and have absolutely no use for it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then let me direct your attention to the TrekStor i.Beat Organix Gold. Sure it’s just a mediocre 1GB player, but… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…iRiver's CLIX2, Shuttle's X200, Antec's Cases And Mini Hamburgers


    So after a long day running around the LVCC it was time to head off to a 3:00 p.m. meeting with iRiver. I was looking forward to this meeting since I set it up and thankfully I was not disappointed. Read More

  • Samsung K3 DAP IS Sexy As Hell


    Vince told you about the K3 a few months ago and we’ve got a few more details to give you about this sexy lil thang. It’s pretty much the size of an iPod nano and comes in 2/4/8GB models and colors available in black, wine red and lime green. The 1.8 inch full color LCD can display your album art and playback time is 25 hours. Compatible formats are MP3 and WMA and an FM tuner is… Read More

  • Olympus Drops Three Digital Voice Recorders


    Olympus owns the digital voice recorder marketplace, so it would be easy for it to kick back and not worry about updating or improving its lineup. Instead the company’s released three new models, the DS series, just in time for the holidays CES. The Olympus DS-30 (256MB, $150), DS-40 (512MB, $200) and DS-50 (1GB, $250) boast high sound and recording quality along with a host of features… Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05


    I’ve been jamming out to Man Man and doing nothing productive today, because let’s face it, there isn’t really anything to report today. We almost nothing. We do still have two more winners for our Reader Response Holiday SPECTACULAR. So let’s get right to that. Read More