MP3 player

  • The Anvil Problem

    The Anvil Problem

    Over a decade ago I was a happy man. In about 2002 I bought an Archos Jukebox. It was 6GB monstrosity, clad in metal and full of huge batteries, and it contained a clicking, whirring 2.5-inch hard drive. I used it to listen to music and even hacked it to run a home-brew operating system complete with games and media controls. For a while I was quite content with my crazy MP3 player and… Read More

  • Surprise! Sandisk Is Still Making MP3 Players

    Surprise! Sandisk Is Still Making MP3 Players

    Amazingly, someone is still making MP3 players for the mass market. I’m pleased to present the $70 Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip, a tiny, portable media player that comes in 4 GB and 8 GB varieties (the 4GB model costs $50). The Clip Zip comes in 7 colors including red, blue, and orange and is compatible with almost any audio format. It also has a microSD slot so you can expand the player to 32 GB. Read More

  • Samsung Announces Galaxy Player In Time For CES

    It begins: the first Android media player worth a hoot is coming from Samsung around CES time. The 4-inch device has front and rear cameras and – get this – a removable battery. It will run Android 2.2 and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a MicroSD slot. This looks totally like a hackers dream. I’d buy one just to mess around with it. A few more specs after the jump. Read More

  • Cowon Looking To Launch the Last Of the HDD Players

    Like a lone holdout at the bar, waiting for someone to take it home, Cowon is thinking about launching the X7, a multi-hundred gigabyte device with a large touchscreen. While its competition, the HDD iPod and Zunes of the world, are all dead men walking anyway, it’s charming to see Cowon keep at it. Read More

  • Music Planet: Ball-shaped, water-proof MP3 player for your bath tub

    A Japanese company called Idea Label has designed the “Music Planet” [JP] today, a portable, ball-shaped MP3 player that you can take with you to the bath tub. The device is IPX7-certified, meaning it can withstand immersion in water up to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes. Read More

  • The new Sony Walkman A845 is thin, but not thin enough

    Sony’s new Walkman A845 is as slim as four SD cards. That’s slim, indeed. But even at 7.2mm, it’s still beat by the anorexic iPod nano at 6.2mm. Sorry, Sony. That’s all we care about these days. We’re that shallow. Read More

  • Music Card: Credit card-like MP3 player with built-in speaker (video)

    Japan-based gadget maker Strapya is offering the so-called Music Card MP3 Player (the link leads to their English store), an MP3 player that houses a speaker and an earphone plug but is still just 5mm (0.20″) thin. Sized at 5.4×8.6cm, the player weighs 20g. Strapya says the headphone jack is just 2.5mm and ships fitting earphones with the player itself, but they’ll also… Read More

  • Careful, this is not an MP3 player (it's JT's fragrance)

    Consider this a PSA. The object above is not, I repeat, not an MP3 player. Oh no, it’s Justin Timberlake’s new men’s fragrance from Givenchy called Play. I just want to make sure everyone knows that so when you’re cruising through Sears or JCPennys, you don’t accidentally buy it. Because, well, chances are that if you read this blog, you probably aren’t… Read More

  • Handlebar-mounted bike mp3 player sounds dumb but it's totally not

    At first glance, this little doodad seems like a straight-to-SkyMall throwaway gadget. But I think the Bikeman is actually quite a handy device. First, it’s got a light on the front, so your handlebars aren’t going to look like some sort of sensor array with all the junk on ’em. Second, it’s easily removable, so you can take it with you if you’re parking in the… 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

  • Shrek MP3 player should be made immediately

    Designer Sang-hoon Lee has designed these odd little headphones in the shape of everyone’s favorite green monster. These are obviously not ever going to be made, but it’s a clever little prototype. Read More

  • Archos 2,4 flash players appear

    The new Archos 2 flash player goes for about $60 for 8GB of storage and it has MicroSD slot. Another device, the Archos 4, seems to be hiding right now but it will have a 4-inch screen and 16- and 32GB flash innards. Read More

  • Thanko sells neckband earphones with integrated MP3 player

    Tokyo-based online gadget store Thanko (they have an English site) is now selling the Sport MP3, a combination of neckband earphones and an MP3 player [JP]. And this time it’s nothing weird. Thanko just says the Sport MP3 is the perfect solution for people wanting to listen to music and do sports at the same time. Read More

  • Hands on with the Samsung P3 touchscreen mp3 player

    Got some nice blurrycam video of Samsung’s latest cool mp3 player, the P3. It’s tiny, slim, and the touchscreen is pretty nice. You’ll be able to load widgets on it, and it’s got a microphone and speaker so there’s even the possibility for something like VOIP. Clicky clicky for video! Read More

  • iCap MP3 player for those who want to party

    If you want your friend or relative to get beaten up, this is the perfect gift for them. The iCap is an MP3 player with a speaker mounted on the brim of the cap. It holds 1GB of songs, features an FM tuner, voice recorder, and if you want to defeat the purpose of it you can plug in your headphones in a line out jack. Buy one here for only $99.95 (free shipping!). Because the holidays are… Read More

  • Review: Sansa View 16GB

    I like Sansa media players.  I always have.  They’re not quite as sexy as Apple iPods, and they’re not that much cheaper, really.  The reason I like the Sansa players is because they don’t require any special software on my computer — heck, the review model I received contained only the player itself and the USB cable: no software CD at all!  As a GNU/Linux user… Read More

  • Freestyle Audio updates their waterproof MP3 player lineup with the Soundwave

    Look at what the cat dragged in. Freestyle Audio (you remember them, right?) has updated their product line with a more rugged MP3 player, the Soundwave. It’s waterproof up to 10 feet, which is perfect for most water sports like surfing except for diving and comes with 2GB built-in, which trumps the Sport’s 1GB of built-in memory. It boasts an 18-hour battery life, FM radio… Read More

  • Review: Slacker G2 personal radio player

    Today, Slacker announced the G2 personal radio player, which is 10x better than the first gen device. The 4GB model handles 25 stations while the 8GB model stores up to 40 are available for $200 and $250, respectively. The Wi-Fi has also been beefed up and battery life is up around 15 hours. The G2 is 40 percent smaller than the first gen model and you can side load your own music to the… Read More

  • Share your MP3-player with up to 5 people using the i2! wireless transceiver

    Today Thanko introduced the so-called i2!, a 2.4 GHz digital wireless transmitter for portable audio players. After connecting your MP3-player to an i2!, you can share music with up to 5 people within a radius of 10m. The device features a frequency response of 10Hz-24,000Hz, a bit rate of 16bit at 48kbps Stereo and an audio latency of 20ms. 5 hours of music playback are possible after… Read More

  • New sunglasses with built-in camera and MP3-player

    Today accessory maker Otas unveiled its newest product, the so-called aigo Camera sunglasses MP3 F566+. The glasses come with a 1.3 megapixel camera, an MP3-player, 2 GB of internal memory, a USB port and a wireless remote control. The device weighs just 45 grams. Otas says the internal memory is enough to store up to 20,000 photographs. The highest picture quality possible is 1280×1024. Read More