Twinned MP3 player: Now you and that special someone can share the same playlist

My word, actual innovation coming for a digital audio player. It’s certainly been a while. It’s called the Twinned MP3 player, and its gimmick is that it’s actually two separate play

Not the Zune 2: RAmos MiniQ

Some of you thought our Zune 2coverage went overboard yesterday. Then again, I seem to remember hearing similar complaints regarding our recent iPod coverage as well. Can’t please ’em all,

Zune 2: Don't immediately discount them

Microsoft launched the Zune 2 family last night while I was dreaming about being a New York City police officer (that’s real, btw), to, nearest I can tell, nearly zero fanfare. (That’s wha

TuneCast 3 FM Transmitter Looks Hella Nicer Than TuneCast II

Belkin continues to move ahead with its TuneCast line of FM transmitters for DAPs. The TuneCast 3 shares much, if not all, of its features with the TuneCast II: broadcast to any unused FM station, aut

Creative Zen WAV Spotted, Available: Built-in Speakers Now In Vogue

Creative’s Zen WAV is slowly making its way into stores, and can already be found on Wal-Mart’s well-designed Web site. The WAV is Creative’s first DAP to include built-in speakers,

Dimple: The DAP With A Dimple Instead Of Buttons

Designers are crazy. That’s the only way you could explain the description of Dimple, a DAP that invites us, humans, to touch its dimple. That little, oh-so-tantalizing depression in the center

KanaSD Digital Audio Player: Bring Your Own Storage Cards

This KanaSD DAP from Green House Japan follows the “B.Y.O.S.” mantra—bring your own storage. As the name implies, it uses SD cards as its storage medium, with no hard drive—fla

Canada's 'iPod Tax' One Step Closer to Reality: Adds $75 to Price of 30GB DAP

Poor Canada, no one cares about you, hockey or the fact that you very well might have to pay additional taxes every time you buy an iPod. It seems like the Copyright Board of Canada has green lighted

iRiver Mplayer: The Mickey Mouse DAP

Ta-da! The iRiver Mplayer, the DAP in the shape of America’s most beloved Disney mouse. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as specs go—1GB of storage, MP3, WMA, etc.—but seeing as th

Digital Cowboy MP3-Playing Sunglasses: Yup, You'll Look Like a Jerk

Who wants to look like a complete creep this summer? If you wear these Digital Cowboy MP3-playing HX-01 sunglasses not only should you be punched in the face for being a tool, but you should be forced

Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe

Good for Creative, coming out an update to its Zen Stone DAP not even two months after its initial announcement. The update, which adds a small OLED screen and doubles the storage capacity to 2GB, has

Samsung YP-U3 DAP is No Longer Just a Rumor: 1, 2, or 4GB Storage, OLED Display

Believe it or not, but Samsung actually makes it some fine DAPs, but it’s hard to notice them in a world full of iPods and iPod accessories. The U3, which first crossed our path several days ago

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 divers

Thomson EH308 DAP: Shiny, Tiny, Bo-biny

Thomson’s a fairly small player in the DAP world (and who isn’t compared to Apple and Microsoft?), but its shiny new EH308 could draw some eyeballs if it plays its cards right. It’s

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

Digital Drumsticks for DAPs

Remember Hit Stix? Sure you do. It was a poorly-executed good idea in the early days of motion-sensing toys. It was a pair of plastic drumsticks connected to a belt-holstered speaker. You moved the st

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 t

JVC's Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe

JVC has perhaps the strangest digital audio player right now and it’s currently floating around Japanese bathtubs. The XA-AW33 is a waterproof DAP that’s supposed to cause you to relax. Wh

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]

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 k