digital audio players

  • SanDisk rolls out new Clip players, say hello to the Sansa Clip+

    SanDisk rolls out new Clip players, say hello to the Sansa Clip+

    SanDisk has revved its line of tiny Sansa Clip players -- now called the Sansa Clip+ for those of you keeping score at home -- and, thankfully, hasn't changed too much from the already-great device (see our Sansa Clip review here). Read More

  • Philips expands its GoGear line with Shuffle-like audio player (with display!)

    Philips expands its GoGear line with Shuffle-like audio player (with display!)

    Philips, the progenitor of PSV Eindhoven in Holland, has released a few new digital audio players that may please the Sansa-loving crowd. They’re names are forgettable, with a hodgepodge of seemingly random numbers mixed together in a blender, but know that they’re all part of the GoGear family. GoGear, if you remember, had a heck of a showing at CES in January. As for these particular… Read More

  • iRiver Clix 2 Gets Bumped to 8GB

    iRiver Clix 2 Gets Bumped to 8GB

    Fans of the iRiver Clix series of flash-based digital audio players will be pleased to hear that they’re planning on shipping an 8GB model due this August. The beefed-up version will be identical to the second generation Clix, save for red trim around the player and double the storage capacity. The Clix 2 features a 2.2-inch AMOLED display, battery life good for 24 hours of audio or 5 hours… Read More

  • Samsung K3 Digital Audio Player Dipped in Red and Green Paint

    Samsung K3 Digital Audio Player Dipped in Red and Green Paint

    Samsung knows that the perfect way to give a consumer electronics product more life or buzz is to dip it into a giant can of paint. Behold, the reborn Yepp K3 digital audio player, now in [Christmas] red and green. Like always with these fruitily-colored devices, the specs haven’t changed at all. Not that they’re bad or anything, with storage capacities of 1, 2 and 4GB and a 1.8-inch… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat U101 and U201 DAPs Directly Encode MP3s

    Toshiba Gigabeat U101 and U201 DAPs Directly Encode MP3s

    Yes, we all know that the iPod is the undisputed king of DAPs, but that doesn’t mean companies shouldn’t be allowed to sink untold sums into R&D trying to dethrone it. What sets these tiny Gigabeats — the U101 and U201—apart from other “me, too” DAPs it the ability to encode directly into MP3 format from any audio source. Handy, yes, but hardly what you… Read More

  • The Futurist: Making Products Better or… CrunchGear Original Concept Designs

    The Futurist: Making Products Better or… CrunchGear Original Concept Designs

    We live in an ergonomically-challenged world. It really is amazing how much our appliances and gadgets rely on archaic designs that are almost senselessly stress-inducing So we got to thinking—what are some simple ways we could improve the appliances around us to be more people-friendly? So I called up the best product design expert I know: human factors design consultant Eric Porges, who… 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 to… Read More