digital audio

  • M-Audio Torq MixLab Makes You An Instant DJ

    If you’ve been itching to start creating your own electronic music or DJing, but aren’t really sure where to start, definitely check out the $99 M-Audio Torq MixLab. The hardware/software solution, that works with Windows and Mac, gives you full control over mixing and mashing up your digital music collection. The Torq LE software will simultaneously import two songs and then the… Read More

  • Sony NW-S705 Actually Worth Checking Out

    Sony, for however much I love its designs, has remained at the bottom of the digital-audio-player heap, at least in this country. And Sony probably doesn’t deserve to have a hit of any kind at this point, but I’m kind of excited about the NW-S705 after reading the CNET Asia review of it. The 2GB Network Walkman is of course shiny and pretty with an OLED screen with a hard-to-fault… Read More

  • A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED

    A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED

    Q: What’s red, holds approximately 2,000 songs and costs $249 with $10 of that purchase going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa? Apple adds to iPod line with second red nano [reuters] Read More

  • No Touch-Screen For YOU: Relax, It Was Just A Typo

    Jeez, I really can’t wait for Apple to release a touch-screen/touch-sensitive something, because I really can’t take this rumor crap much more. This time around it’s a supposed secret slip up someone discovered in an Apple Computer iPod developer document. The original document had a single note that stated “All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document… Read More

  • Cingular Adds XM Channels To Service Options Along With Music Subscription Services

    If you’re one of the more than 58 million Cingular Wireless customers in this country, on November 6 you’ll have the option to listen to audio streams of 25 of XM satellite radio’s commercial-free music channels on your handset. For a service charge of $8.99 per month (you didn’t think it would be free, did you?) subscribers will get a helping of the service’s most… Read More

  • Quit Shoving: Sonnet Retools iFreq Dock For 2G Nano

    As you may or may not know, when Apple updated the iPod Nano to the 2G version, it shifted the dock connector ever so slightly, making a large number of first-gen Nano accessories incompatible with the new models. Sure you could push and shove and pull to get some things to kinda fit, but not everything. Well, Sonnet Technologies accounced today that the cradle, included with its iFreq in-vehicle… Read More

  • Battle Test: Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro

    Ultimate Ears has spent most of the past 11 years creating custom-molded headphones for musicians. Not to be outdone by the likes of Shure and Etymotic, however, UE put out a line of three, more consumer-friendly universal-fit earbuds last year under the super.fi name. The company recently added a fourth set to the line, the $399 triple.fi 10 Pro. If you really care about what your music sounds… Read More

  • iPod Turns Five, Competition Still Looking for Killer

    On October 23, 2001, the first Apple iPod was launched and every music-player manufacturer has been trying to play “catch up” ever since. CNET’s News.com has a really nice collection of iPod-related stories, including a fresh retrospective that suggests the only trouble the player faces right now is from the cell-phone industry, and even that’s not much concern since its… Read More

  • Touchscreen iPod: The Saga Continues

    I’m really starting to hate all the Apple product guessing that goes on these days. Here is a familiar old favorite, the infamous touchscreen iPod, which is apparently definitely (for reals, yo – Blake) due for release in December of this year. This tidbit comes courtesy of Trusted Reviews (can’t argue with a site with “trusted” in its name) saying it talked to an… Read More

  • Delphi SKYFi3 Wants Your Card in Its Slot

    Man, I never get tired of making juvenile “slot” comments. Anyhoo, Delphi and XM radio continue their satellite-radio partnership with the SKYFi3. It’s 65-percent smaller than the previous generation SKYFi and adds a microSD slot so you can store an “unlimited number of MP3 files” though you’re limited to the capacity of your card so I guess it’s only… Read More

 
  • Wal*Mart Vs. RIAA: Grudge Match

    It’s not often we side with Wal*Mart on anything, but somehow we find ourselves allied with them against a bigger threat, the RIAA, much like when Cobra and G.I. Joe had to join forces against the Gamemaster. It seems Wal*Mart wants the RIAA to drop pricing of CDs again. This comes after the US Gov’t forced a settlement from the RIAA for price fixing, in the guise of retail collateral… Read More

  • MobiBLU Goes 2.0, Adds Video, Photo Viewing

    MobiBLU is back with the Cube2, an update to the absolutely tiny DAH-1500i Cube MP3 player. The PlayForSure-certified Cube2 adds a full color OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display that can be used to view digital images and watch video clips, proving that you can still have a full selection of controls and multimedia playback options without sacrificing a screen. The Cube2 is first and… Read More