Portable Media

  • Video: Samsung YP-S3 briefly fawned over

    This video showing off the Samsung YP-S3 has started floating around the Internet, and we’re not not above embedding it here. The brief introduction to the diminutive portable media player tells us a few things. For one, and most troubling to me, personally, is the inclusion of touch-sensitive buttons. Real buttons make better buttons (unless it’s haptic, then never mind this… Read More

  • Colossal MP3 player: Coming soon to a hipster near you

    [photopress:colomp3.jpg,full,right] For only $21.99 you can own this cutting edge, state-of-the-art portable media player, Colossal. Your definition of “portable” would have to be a little more flexible than mine, however, since, judging by the photo, you’d need one hell of a bag to fit it in. Its specs are, shall we say, a little on the unimpressive side as well, being… Read More

  • SD Zabady Waterproof DAP: Shower Time Fun, Some Kind of Pun

    SD Zabady Waterproof DAP: Shower Time Fun, Some Kind of Pun

    I guess summertime in the North brings about an influx of waterproof gadgets. Japan’s latest is the SD Zabady from Twin Bird, a waterproof digital audio player that sticks to the basics in order to bring you, the customer, a pleasurable waterproof experience. Its built-in 128MB of storage is offset by the inclusion of an SD card slot, bringing its total capacity up to a more mainstream… Read More

  • Zune *This Close* To Working on Windows Media Player 11

    Zune *This Close* To Working on Windows Media Player 11

    The Microsoft Zune uses proprietary software to manage music, software that several folks out there in radio land don’t necessarily enjoy using. The ultimate goal is to be able to fully use the Zune with Windows Media Player 11 and, slowly but surely, indie coders are approaching this goal. A user on the Zunerama forums, ronaldmonster, is so, so close to getting WMP to recognize his Zune. Read More

  • Plezo PMG 250: It's a PMP That Thinks It's a GameBoy

    Plezo PMG 250: It's a PMP That Thinks It's a GameBoy

    Look, someone’s taken the GameBoy micro, removed all the fun, and added a slot for SD cards. The PMG-250 portable media player from Plezo, a company I’ve never heard of either, has a 2.5-inch screen and two probably terrible speakers. It does support 8-bit and 16-bit video game emulation (NES, GameBoy and others with third-party software) so I suppose it does have a leg up on… Read More

  • History Changing Ultimate Ears Headphones On The Way?

    History Changing Ultimate Ears Headphones On The Way?

    Bravo to iLounge, which, apparently, has a pair of super top secret Ultimate Ears headphones. The Web site’s lead editor is having a real tough time keeping this info to himself, but says that the headphones are “seriously impressive” and a “true killer product.” The headphones seem to focus more on accurately reproducing mids and highs at the expense of… Read More

  • Panasonic D-Snap SD850N DAP: Yup, It Plays Music Alright

    Panasonic D-Snap SD850N DAP: Yup, It Plays Music Alright

    If you look very closely, you’ll see that Pansonic has updated its D-Snap line of digital audio players. The new kid on the block is the SD850N, an SD card-based DAP that comes with a 1GB card thrown in for good measure. Just like its SD800 forefather, the 850N features noise canceling voodoo, which blocks out up to 83 percent of unwanted outside noise. Good, because when I’m… 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… Read More

  • iRiver T50: 1GB of Cookie-Cutting

    iRiver T50: 1GB of Cookie-Cutting

    iRiver keeps fighting the useless fight against the iPod, this time trying to convince us that its 1GB T50 is as cool as the shuffle. How you could think otherwise is beyond me, what with its little knob navigation thing and tiny 1.01-inch screen. Like everything else iRiver, it does support nerd-friendly audio formats like OGG (and MP3 and WMA, natch). Other useful gems include FM radio… 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… Read More

  • Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony’s XDV-100 portable TV might only interest those of you in Japan because it uses the 1Seg TV standard, something that’s only available over there. Shame, because the 2.8-inch QVGA screen looks pretty decent. (Then again, Sony’s no straggler when it comes to producing fine screens.) It does support AM/FM radio, but how many of you actually listen to the radio anymore… Read More

  • Zenum Organum Portable Media Player: Looks are Everything

    Zenum Organum Portable Media Player: Looks are Everything

    The Zenum Organum portable media player player makes up for its underwhelming stats and features with its overall aesthetic. In other words, it looks really good. Might you call it iPhone-inspired?. Those features? Try 2GB of storage, 1.8-inch screen and support MP3, ASF, WMA and WAV. Pretty basic stuff, which is why Zenum had to go out of its way to make it all shiny and pretty. It should be… Read More