MP3 Players

  • U100 From iRiver Is Sexy And Zune-Like; You Will Probably Never Have One

    Now, I’m not saying that this particular gadget is the best thing in the world, but I do have to say that I like the look, and of course microSDHC support and a big battery are a plus. The interface looks very Zune-like, right down to the circled triangle for “play” and the sans-serif, left-aligned white-on-dark typography. Maybe they did it first and Microsoft copied them? Read More

  • SanDisk Breathes New Life Into Its MP3 Offering With The Sansa Fuse+

    SanDisk is back, baby. After a long time of just letting its Sansa Fuse line chill, there’s finally a new model. The Sansa Fuse+ is a mighty big refresh that manages to maintain a good amount of its pedigree. Gone is the iPod-inspired scroll wheel with multi-directional trackpad taking its place. The UI also got reworked, but the rest is about the same, which is actually fine by us. Read More

  • Woot! Refurbished Sansa Clip for $13

    Here’s a wheel of a deal on SanDisk’s answer to the original iPod Shuffle, the Sansa Clip. It’s tiny, yet has a screen and menu system, features 2GB of storage, drag and drop music management (you can also use Windows Media Player), and 15 hour battery life. Read More

  • XtreamP3 looks like a nice little waterproof MP3 player

    You might remember the SwiMP3, an MP3 player designed specifically for use when swimming. Handy if you swim a lot, but what if you just like to run or bike in rain and snow? You don’t really want to wear a swimming accessory while you’re running — unless you’re running to the pool, I guess, but let’s ignore that contingency for now. That’s why this… Read More

  • Little clip-on MP3 player looks familiar, costs $12 today only

    I’ve been shuffling all these memories through my brain, trying to figure out where I’ve seen this MP3 player before. Shuffle though I may, I can’t seem to shuffle the correct memory back into place despite some pretty intense shuffling. Read More

  • Micro MP3 player fits right in your ear

    After some initial investigation, I can’t figure out how you skip tracks on this thing. Can’t figure out the volume either. Shuffle function? Not sure. There seems to be but a single button. Perhaps everything is controlled via a cryptic series of multiple button presses a la the iPod shuffle. Whatever the case, this is the “MP3 Micro Sport” from Thanko. 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

  • Sony revolutionizes portable music players by adding external speakers

    I don’t envy the PR people who have to write press releases. They can never just call a spade a spade. Case in point, Sony’s new S Series Walkman. Its main feature is built-in speakers. But instead of just saying it has built-in speakers, it’s instead a “unique user experience” that adds “a new social element to the world of digital music and video.” Read More

  • Sony X-series OLED Walkman prices leaked

    Sony’s X-series touchscreen Walkmans (Walkmen?) have made an appearance on Sony’s rewards wesite, aptly named, at $299 for the 16GB version and $399 for the 32GB version. 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

  • Crisis averted! U.S. gets back its MP3 player loaded with military info

    As I said on the podcast earlier this afternoon, the U.S. military has retrieved that MP3 player that was loaded with sensitive information. The guy who bought the player made out pretty well: the U.S. embassy there gave him a shiny, new MP3 player in exchange for the old one. Best $10 he’s ever spent? Could be. Read More

  • Sony's new X-Series touchscreen Walkmen are lookin' kinda good

    Sony’s dropped a solid-looking touchscreen Walkman line with the X-Series. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the finish (looks a bit like the kitchen counter), but these tiny Sony players always make up for kind of standard looks with a really polished feel. It comes in 16GB and 32GB flavors, prices to be determined, and does what you’d expect regarding YouTube and that sort… Read More

  • SanDisk's slotRadio comes with 1,000 pre-loaded songs

    SanDisk thinks the current setup of plugging your mp3 player into you computer to load up on songs is far too complicated. Okay. That’s why it’s using CES to introduce the slotRadio, a 1GB flash-based music player that comes pre-loaded songs Read More

  • Rumor: Sony to debut an iPod Touch-like Walkman with OLED screen at CES

    Take an iPod Touch, swap out the LCD screen with an OLED screen, and you might just have Sony’s next Walkman. Sony Insider is reporting that we’ll apparently see a device with the following specs at CES this year: Capacities of 16GB and 32GB Three-inch WQVGA (480×320) OLED touchscreen Built-in Wi-Fi connection Click an artist’s name while a song is playing to view… Read More

  • Double CrunchDeal: Blu-ray player for $149, 1GB Sansa Express mp3 player (refurb) for $11

    Avoid the stampede at Walmart next Friday by picking up that Memorex Blu-ray player for $149 at (free shipping, too). While you’re at it, you can also get the first-gen iPod Shuffle-like Sandisk Sansa Express for $10.99 (refurbished). Hurry, though. These things are going to sell out quickly. LINK [] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 8GB Insignia Pilot for $59.95

    Perhaps even better than the previous Bluetooth-enabled audio player CrunchDeal, has another good deal on the refurbished 8GB Insignia Pilot running until the end of the month. Normally $79.95, you can pick up the Pilot for $59.95 by using promo code 8V24 at checkout. The player does audio and video, is less than half an inch thin, and features stereo Bluetooth and a 2.4-inch… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 2GB Sansa Clip for $15.99 + $5 shipping

    Oooh, that’s a good deal. has the 2GB SanDisk Sansa Clip (see our review here) for a paltry $15.99 + $5 shipping. It’s refurbished, yes, but come on: you could spend on coffee, donuts, smokes, and sodie pop before you even make it into work. Why not pick up a little MP3 player instead? Makes a great stocking stuffer, too. Sandisk Clip 2GB MP3 Player [] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 4GB Bluetooth MP3 player for $39.99 is selling the refurbished 4GB Insignia Sport in red, black, and blue for $39.99 when you use code NS4V at checkout. The Sport is a fairly straightforward portable media device that plays music and videos and displays photos, but it’s also got an added feature that you won’t find on most other devices of its kind: Bluetooth. So if you’ve got some Bluetooth… 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

  • Microsoft and Zune: the next few years

    You guys always get riled up when we mention the Zune, so of course we’re doing it again. What did you think was going to happen? After Apple’s disappointing event on Tuesday, I feel pretty right focusing on other players, and because of the Zune update it’s taking up what little limelight there is left. To be fair, Apple already made its big future-thinking move with the… Read More

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