digital audio

  • Product Hunt Adds Podcast Discovery To Its Fleet Of Channels

    Product Hunt Adds Podcast Discovery To Its Fleet Of Channels

    Product Hunt is continuing its expansion of channels, this time with podcasts. But it’s not about the actual podcast show so much as certain episodes of those shows that will be added to the list for upvoting. “Most other podcast discovery services focus on show discovery, not necessarily episodes,” Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover told TechCrunch. “Sometimes there… Read More

  • SanDisk rolls out new Clip players, say hello to the Sansa Clip+

    SanDisk has revved its line of tiny Sansa Clip players — now called the Sansa Clip+ for those of you keeping score at home — and, thankfully, hasn’t changed too much from the already-great device (see our Sansa Clip review here). Read More

  • Cassette MP3 player uses finger twisting for charging and song skipping

    There are so many wonderful things about this MP3 player idea. It’s not an actual product yet, but here are the basics. First, just like old school cassettes, you’ll need to choose a tape length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes. The higher the number, the more songs you can fit on the flash-based player. Read More

  • Eco Media Player Revolution hand-cranked MP3 player

    Sick of batteries and the burden that batteries carry? Me too, man. Me too. Here’s a hand-cranked MP3 player called the Eco Media Player Revolution. It’s the successor to the original hand-cranked Eco Media Player. This new one handles music and movie files in AAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, MP4, and WMV formats and features 4GB of storage. There’s also an FM radio, photo album… Read More

  • Rockbox open-source MP3 player firmware hits 3.0

    For those of you who don’t care for the stock interface or firmware on your digital music player, there’s the Rockbox firmware, which works on many Archos, iRiver, iPod, iAudio, Gigabeat, and Sansa devices. The firmware features extended codec support (OGG, Flac, etc.) plus enhanced audio magic, MPEG video support, tagging, plug-ins, playlist creation, games, and more (see the… Read More

  • Samsung ‘Litmus’ and ‘Diamond’ MP3 players

    Recently announced by Samsung, the YP-U4 Litmus (above left) and the YP-Q1 Diamond (above right) MP3 players offer some unique features. The Litmus will pack a 1-inch OLED screen, DNSe (“Dense”) 2.0 audio circuitry, and recordable hot keys so you can access the functions you use most often. Battery life is rated at 16 hours and the device handles MP3, WMA, and OGG files. FM… Read More

  • Creative ZEN Krystal features built-in pedometer

    It appears that Creative has released a new MP3 player in the ZEN Krystal. Unfortunately, it seems that it’s only available in Hong Kong at the moment but perhaps it’ll eventually make its way stateside. The Krystal runs for about $90 and features 4GB of storage, OLED display, simple drag and drop file management (no drivers required), FM radio, voice recorder, three games, and… Read More

  • Getting an X-Fi to play nice with your home theater system


    So you have a Soundblaster X-Fi card with SPDIF-out. And a nice home theater system that you want to run your sound through. It’s okay. Everything’s going to be all right. It turns out it’s not so hard. But since this really isn’t my area of expertise, I’m going to let the kind folks over here explain everything to you. Basically, depending on what model you… Read More

  • Review: Sony ICD-UX70 voice recorder (1GB)

    I tip my hat to the excitement that is Monday morning with a hard-hitting review of a digital voice recorder. It’s the Sony ICD-UX70 with built-in USB connection and one-gigabyte of storage space. Hold on to your hat, it’s about to get crazy up in here. Read More

  • MP3 players coming up on ten year anniversary

    Oh wow, I guess I’m getting old. Did anyone else own this player — the Eiger Labs MPMan? This is the 64-megabyte F20 shown here but I had the 32-megabyte F10. Remember how it hooked up to your computer via Parallel port and took forever to transfer songs? Apparently the prototype for this device was shown at CeBIT back in March of 1998 before going on sale in May of the same… Read More

  • Sony 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player hands-on

    http://blip.tv/play/AauANw Here’s a quick look at the 2GB video-capable Walkman from Sony. These little guys cost $99 and have a pretty easy-to-use interface, FM tuner, album art, and up to 33 hours of battery life for audio and up to 8 hours of battery life for video. 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player [SonyStyle.com] Read More

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