MP3 Players

  • Newman two-in-one smooching heart MP3 player

    Newman two-in-one smooching heart MP3 player

    Awww, will you look at that? Brought to you by a company named Newman (not to be confused with Newman, left), it’s two halves of a heart-shaped MP3 player exchanging a tender kiss. You and a loved one could exchange your own tender kiss before work, split the MP3 player apart, and each listen to your half on your separate trains. Then when you get back home, reattach the two MP3 players to… Read More

  • Is that an MP3 player in your pocket or are you just happy to bust me for lying on the witness stand?

    Is that an MP3 player in your pocket or are you just happy to bust me for lying on the witness stand?

    A teen being investigated in connection with a murder secretly used the MP3 player in his pocket to record an interrogation that the detective working the case swore under oath never took place. I’ve always wondered whether or not detectives searched suspects before locking themselves in an interrogation room. You’d think they’d at least check for weapons but who knows, maybe… Read More

  • New Zune firmware scrolls more than twice as fast

    It’s all here; Chariots of Fire and cheering baby Zunes. What more could you ask for? Not to spoil the suspense for you but the Zune 2.2 firmware annihilates version 1.4, scrolling through 2,700 songs in less than half the time.  Speed test: old Zune 30 vs. new Zune 30 [Zunerama] Read More

  • New Toshiba Gigabeat MP3 players

    New Toshiba Gigabeat MP3 players

    Will the impending Toshiba Gigabeat U series be the new Nano killer? No. And I’m ashamed that I even used that cheap, sensationalistic journalism tactic. I don’t know what got into me. There are three models; the U104, the U205, and the U206. The U104 features 1GB of memory. The U205 and U206 each have 2GB and feature FM reception and a built-in FM transmitter. They all have OLED… Read More

  • More Samsung YP-P2 details

    More Samsung YP-P2 details

    Those of you who have fond memories of October 5th, 2007 may remember our very own Peter Ha publishing a post called Samsung MP3 player duo deets updated. Well our very own Peter Ha has just been updated with more “deets” (as he likes to say). Straight from the MPFreedom P2 event comes the following: “We’ve covered it, but there are new features. It’s called BlueWave… Read More

  • LG 'jewelry' MP3 players look like plain old MP3 players

    LG 'jewelry' MP3 players look like plain old MP3 players

    Um. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m not as fashion forward as the rest of the world but these don’t look like jewelry to me. LG has launched its “jewelry concept design” line of Shining Stone UP3 S2 digital audio players, which feature “high quality material and the metal body of the five colors including black diamond, crystal silver, ruby red, pink topaz, and… Read More

  • New Zune accessories zoon

    New Zune accessories zoon

    Microsoft’s Zune Home AV Pack is expected to retail for $99.99 Just in time for the November 13th launch of Microsoft’s next batch of digital music players will be a virtual cornucopia of accessories like docks, speakers, armbands, cases, FM transmitters, docks, and more docks — more than 60 new products in all. Read More

  • CrunchDeal: ZEN Stone 1GB MP3 Player for $35 shipped

    CrunchDeal: ZEN Stone 1GB MP3 Player for $35 shipped

    Staples.com has the 1GB Creative ZEN Stone for $35, which includes free shipping. Not too shabby if you need a MP3 player for working out. Might make a good gift idea too. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is good for 10 hours worth of music and the player also includes support for Audible.com’s audio book format. Creative Labs ZEN Stone 1GB MP3 Player, Black [Staples.com] via dealnews Read More

  • iRiver Siren DP350 players launch in Japan

    iRiver Siren DP350 players launch in Japan

    The currently-Japan-only iRiver DP350 replaces last year’s DP300 and will come in 2GB and 4GB flavors for $120 and $150, respectively. File support includes MPEG-4 and WMV for videos and MP3, WAV, and OGG for audio files. Popular image file formats are supported as well. There’s also a built-in FM tuner that can record broadcasts to WAV along with USB host support, 18 hours of battery… Read More

  • Ooh, Not Good: TrekStor Calls MP3 Player 'i.Beat blaxx'

    Ooh, Not Good: TrekStor Calls MP3 Player 'i.Beat blaxx'

    Yikes. Not good. Not good at all. South Hessia, Germany’s TrekStor has launched a new MP3 player in its “i.Beat” series called the “blaxx.”  Put that all together and you’ve got yourselves a nice little marketing/PR nightmare. TrekStor Press Release via Gizmodo Read More

 
  • Cowon iAudio 7: Audiophile's Mini-Dream?

    Cowon iAudio 7: Audiophile's Mini-Dream?

    Gadgetaholic likes them some Cowon iAudio devices and this latest version, the iAudio 7, is making them very, very happy. It is a mini player that improves and enhances audio with on-board audio improvement technologies along with a 60 hour battery life. It has a 160×128 TFT screen for video playback and line-in for recording. It can also display images and supports just about every lossless… Read More

  • Exclusive: iRiver Clix Rhapsody Review

    Exclusive: iRiver Clix Rhapsody Review

    The second-generation iriver Clix is an impressive little device, but iriver followed in SanDisk’s footsteps and used its partnership with Rhapsody to create a pretty slick little end-to-end solution called the Clix Rhapsody. That means the Clix now comes with Rhapsody DNA firmware and works with the Windows-only Rhapsody software, which lets you transfer Rhapsody Channels and subscription… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Keep It Simple, Stupid

    The AudioFile: Keep It Simple, Stupid

    Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Few companies in the MP3 player business grasp this important principle, and it continues to bite them in the assets. iRiver and SanDisk are feverishly trying to keep up the pace of feature bloat, while Archos and Creative are increasingly focusing on video players. Meanwhile, Sony is getting ready to… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Shaker Review: You Know, For Kids

    SanDisk Sansa Shaker Review: You Know, For Kids

    Don’t want your music-loving 8- to 11-year-old running around with an iPod? SanDisk targets “tweens” with its new Sansa Shake — a kid-friendly player that stores music on Secure Digital memory cards and runs on one triple-A battery. Best of all, it’s pretty darn cheap, at just $39.99, including a 512MB SD card. Older kids may not be impressed by the Shaker’s… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Heavenly Audio Gear

    The AudioFile: Heavenly Audio Gear

    In my Brooklyn neighborhood, I’m surrounded by Christians, Hasidic and non-Hasidic Jews, Rastafarians, Santeria initiates, and the occasional Sikh. The MP3 player market must have similar diversity, right?naïveriffic! Well, not quite… in fact, I was disappointed at the dearth of religious zeal wrapped in a shamelessly commercial product–though Kosher cell phones do give me some… Read More

  • New MP3 Players On The Way From Creative

    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 season… Read More

  • Trim and Sexy 2nd-gen Iriver Clix Hands On

    Trim and Sexy 2nd-gen Iriver Clix Hands On

    When the original iriver Clix came out, it made waves with its clickable faceplate navigation, but it was chunky and expensive. The second-generation model completely eliminates those issues with a slimmer design and pricing that’s competitive with that of the iPod nano. It’s got all the features you’d need in an MP3 player, as well as sound quality that even picky listeners will… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Shower Scene

    Daily Crunch: Shower Scene

    Geek Squad Dude Caught Recording Showering Women Juke Tower In-Shower MP3 Player: Bring Your Own Memory Fake Chopsticks for Wannabe Asian Food Nuts The Futurist: Technology and Toys — Sometimes Low-Tech is High-Fun 20GB PS3 Discontinued, Funeral Service Scheduled For Next Week Read More

  • Tune-In Bed Makes The Ladies Swoon

    When I invite ladies over to my pad, I like to play a little Barry White because it sets the mood for Zelda: Twilight Princess. Only problem is I don’t have a stereo system in my room. That’s where the Tune-In Bed is the best wingman you could ask for. There are two 4-inch stereo speakers, a docking bay for your MP3 player, and a control panel with volume and input controls. 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 audio… Read More