• Yamaha's BODiBEAT player lets you jog to the music

    In case you are an avid runner and don’t like to carry an iPod with you during your exercise, Yamaha Japan might have developed the right device for you. The so-called BODiBEAT (notice the small “i”) portable music player is specifically geared towards joggers. Read More

  • Mplayer+: iriver's Mickey Mouse MP3 player gets an upgrade

    iriver’s Mplayer, a super-cute portable MP3 player, is on sale for about 2 years now and has proven to be a big hit particularly in East Asia. Now, the player that’s shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head gets a quite important upgrade and is renamed Mplayer+ [JP]. Read More

  • Kana micro: New, cute and inexpensive DAPs from Greenhouse

    Greenhouse in Japan will start selling the Kana Micro, nothing-special-but-cute mini DAPs [JP] from the beginning of next month (ask this shop if they offer the players anytime soon for Non-Japanese people). Read More

  • Victor-JVC rolls out new portable audio player for Japan

    Today Victor-JVC announced [JP] they will be adding a new portable audio player to their Alneo series of portable media players, the XA-M10/20/40. Hitting Japan in early September, the 1GB XA-M10 is expected to retail for $110, while the 2GB XA-M20 will cost $130. The XA-M40 with 4GB will be sold at the beginning of October for $150. The players will be available in red, pink, blue, black… Read More

  • Samsung U4 spotted on the Internet

    Samsung’s follow up to the U3 has been spotted on the company’s Korean yepp site. No info about the digital audio player has been revealed, other than a hovering Coming Soon. Read More

  • Victor-JVC rolls out new portable media players in Japan

    Today Victor-JVC presented their newest portable media player, the alneo V [JP], which will go on sale in Japan at the beginning of July. The device features JVC’s proprietary K2 technology for improved sound quality, a 2-inch color LCD display and a 5-band equalizer. MP3/WMA/WMV/WAV files are supported. Available in red, blue, black and white, the alneo V measures… Read More

  • New gear knob-shaped FM transmitter from Japan

    Plug this new FM transmitter from Japan into your car’s cigarette lighter outlet and you can use your DAP on the road. The device comes with an audio cable for connection to sound systems and a USB port. The transmitter is designed like a stick shift to make it blend into your car’s dashboard. It is mainly controlled via two buttons on the knob’s back. The GH-FTC-35GP from… Read More

  • CES 2008: Pacemaker portable DJ system: Pretend you're Victor Calderone

    [photopress:pacemakerrrr.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Pacemaker
    Description: A pocket-sized DJ system
    Price: 520 Euros, or $763 (right now—I’m sure that’ll change by the time it comes out)
    In-store date: February 2008
    Site: Pacemaker [Tonium]
    Why it’s cool: Really? Why is it cool? It’s a complete DJ system in your pocket, for starters. It’s also a DAP… Read More

  • Zune Car Pack: it's like you're a DJ…

    Main Entry: disc jockey
    Variant(s): or disk jockey
    Function: noun
    : an announcer of a radio show of popular recorded music; also : one who plays recorded music for dancing at a nightclub or party Yet… Taking a road trip? The Zune® Car Pack gives you everything you need to be your own DJ, listening to your tunes through your car stereo while keeping your Zune charged. So, with the Zune… Read More

  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610

    Though Sony has ditched ATRAC and its music store, it doesn’t mean it’s going to stop putting out digital audio players. The ATRAC-less NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 are all about supporting AAC, WMA, MP3, AVC, and MP4 formats and support PlaysForSure audio. Both are supposed to get extremely good battery life around the 33 hour mark despite the 1.8-inch QVGA screen being lit up all… Read More

  • Oh Snap! D-Snap! Panasonic Snap Madness!

    Unfortunately here in the US, it’s iPod or bust when it comes to MP3 players. In Japan however, choosing an MP3 player is a lot like picking out a hot chick to talk to – there are a lot to choose from. The latest to come out of Osaka is the Panasonic D-Snap SV-SD950N, a Bluetooth-equipped DAP that comes with a color screen and a 1GB SD card. Nothing fancy, though the player can… Read More

  • Sony Releases Swarovski-studded Walkman

    As the iPod reigns dominant, the Walkman brand still continues to chug along. Sony today released limited edition Walkman E010s, each with removable caps that are covered in Swarovski crystals. You can get the player in pink, violet, black, blue or gold and in sizes of 1GB for $135, 2GB for $160, and 4GB for $212. Don’t go thinking you can just order one from Amazon Japan or something… Read More

  • XpressRC From XM Pumps Out The Tunes

    XM is heating up the competition for portable satellite radio players by offering a new player called XpressRC. Delphi will be manufacturing the player itself and the offerings aren’t too shabby at all. You’ll find it has a split screen so you can have your favorites stations to choose from as well as your current song information displayed at the same time. The XpressRC will also… Read More

  • Playaway All-In-One Audiobook Review

    No matter how cheap digital audio players have gotten, the idea of selling a disposable one-time-use one would still make most consumers shrug with ambivalence. After all, the great thing about a DAP is its flexibility–you load up what you want, when you want. You are’t a slave to album track orders, and loading up new music is astonishingly easy. So what could Playaway possibly… Read More

  • Oots Oots: Ministry of Sound MP085 DAP Announced

    Though the company is no stranger to the digital audio player market, I wouldn’t exactly expect Ministry of Sound’s latest MP3 player to be a smash hit. With a great name like MOSMP085, you can bet the clubbers are dying to rush out and buy one. The player features either 1GB or 2GB of storage and can playback MP3/WAV/WMA files and supports ID3 tags. You can also view pictures of… Read More

  • Kenwood Introduces Two Standalone SACD Players

    Though SACD isn’t the most popular format, it certainly has its fans. And that’s pretty much all you need to sell a product. The product and people who want to buy your product – it’s all quite simple. Kenwood’s X-Z7 and X-Z9 SACD players pack updated features and a lot of power. Both players feature WMA and MP3 compatibility, meaning you can just burn a CD full… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio 7 Shipping

    Looking for a decent alternative to the iPod? Give Cowon’s new iAudio 7 a look-see. It comes in either black with 4GB of storage or red with 8GB and has a supposed battery life of around 60 hours on a full charge. The iAudio 7 can handle multiple file formats too, including all the DRM’d Windows Media files as well as OGG, MP3, WAV, WMA, and XviD and MP4 video. If that stack of… Read More

  • Creative TravelSound Zen Stone Mini Speakers: Call Me Crazy, But Speakers Should Be Big

    Jeez, in all the excitement of talking about the Creative Zen Stone Plus DAP, I completely missed that Creative also has a new mini speaker set for the player. The TravelSound Zen Stone clips on top of the ZS+ and delivers a pint-sized 0.2W per channel. As you can see, the speakers are pretty damn small, so don’t expect Gatecrasher-like (RIP, by the way) sounds. The price is right… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio 7 DAP Brings The Goods

    Not everyone on the planet loves the iPod. In fact, there are plenty of people out there who downright hate the popular music player. If you’re one of these types and want an alternative to the iPod Nano, look no further than the iAudio 7 by Cowon. Equipped with either 4GB or 8GB of flash-memory, this DAP features a bright color screen, long battery life (60 hours apparently), and… Read More

  • TheGadgetLocker Announces iPod Recycling Program

    Guess what kids. TheGadgetLocker.com is now offering an iPod Recycling Program where you can dispose of your broken or aging iPod. TheGadgetLocker provides all the shipping labels, so you don’t pay a cent. Plus, you’ll receive $20 in reward points for sending in your iPod. The goal of the program is for consumers to become aware of TheGadgetLocker.com’s merchandise, while… Read More

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