portable audio

RD-R2: JVC's Portable Audio Recorder Targets Street Musicians

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/jvc_0-620x405.png" /> JVC Japan <a href="http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/press/2011/rd-r1.html">announced</a> [JP] the RD-R2 today, a portab

Say hi-Sun to the Towel/Speaker

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/xssss1.jpg" />Here's something for the upcoming independence day weekend, and no it's not from Skymall. It’s a towel to take to the bea

Dr. Dre fights AIDS. At least $5 at a time.

New set of headphones coming at you today. Well, not really new, but certainly more globally minded headphones. The Beats line from Dr. Dre is being bolstered with a special RED edition of the Solo HD

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 Sans

MP3 headphones getting cheaper, slightly less fugly

I’ve been seeing a lot of these headphones with built-in storage and digital audio playback today. They’re almost everywhere, staring at me as if I’d tried to date their sister. Leav

Slacker Player: It's here at CES, lighter than I thought

http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf So I groped the Slacker Portable last night. I’ve been hard on Slacker about how delayed its portable player h

JBL On Stage IIIP for iPod and iPhone

Product Name: JBL On Stage IIIP Description: The On Stage IIIP is a ring-shaped portable speaker for the iPod and iPhone. It’s very small and cute at just only 6 inches by 1-3/4 inches, and it c

New Mini-Speakers from JBL

Product Name: JBL On Stage 200ID/400ID, Duet 200 Description: The JBL On Stage 200ID and 400ID are a pair of iPod speaker/docks. (Please try to stay awake for this anyway.) Both have a universal iPod/

Slacker Portable delayed, delayed again

Aaaaaaand, I’m done. That’s enough for me, thank you. I give up. First it was the end of summer, then it was mid-December, now it’s the end of January when the Slacker Portable is su

Slacker Portable: Better late than never?

Well it’s here (almost). Although promised by the end of the summer, the Slacker Portable is now available for pre-order and should ship in mid-December. You shouldn’t think of it as an MP

Microsoft mulling direct-to-Zune downloads?

Microsoft apparently intends to purchase a French mobile music service company called Musiwave, according to Electronista. The technology would be implemented into "Microsoft’s more portabl

Sleek 'S3' apparently has a clarity-enhancing finish

If you’re in Korea, you’ll soon be able to pick up ACELAB’s new S3 portable media player which, according to a company official, is surrounded by a special finish that’s suppos

New Zune accessories zoon

Microsoft’s Zune Home AV Pack is expected to retail for $99.99 Just in time for the November 13th launch of Microsoft’s next batch of digital music players will be a virtual cornucopia of

Creative Zen Review

Creative’s Zen line of media players hasn’t stolen much thunder from the iPod, but it has been more successful than many. The latest, dubbed simply the Creative Zen, is a flash-based playe