Portable Media Players

Android Nougat comes out of beta

Google surprised everyone when it launched a public beta of the Android Nougat back in March. Annual updates are nothing new for Android, but not only did this announcement come very early, it also

On painful Apple rumors

Several photos have surfaced showing what is supposed to be the next iPhone and MacBook Pro over the last few days. These leaked photos themselves are not surprising. Apple spy photos are big business

Google Starts Rolling Out Android Marshmallow To Nexus Devices

Last week, Google promised it would release Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of its mobile operating system, to Nexus devices sometime this week. As the company announced this morning, the

Gift Guide 2009: Portable Media Players

[tab:Intro][flagallery gid=1 name=”CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009″] The common portable media player has a tough existence. It’s expected to handle many tasks well, while being rugged en

Public Service Announcement: The Zune HD is nigh unreadable in direct sunlight. Just sayin'.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/zuneun.jpg" />Sometime in the past two weeks I decided, with some thought being put into is, to buy a Zune HD. Why, I don't know; I thoug

Portable media players will have a mandatory volume limiter in Europe soon

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/nanoi.jpg" />It's expected that the European Commission will pass legislation that will require manufacturers to include a noise limiter

The Samsung R1 is a PMP, all right

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/r1.jpg" />The “anybody but iPod” crowd has another portable media player to choose from, and it's from Samsung. It's called the R1, a

Cube H100D portable media player first to output video in 1080i

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cubehd.jpg" />In the interest of helping you kill time at work or school, we present this gadget from the Far East that you'll never own.

Price of internal components of $79.99 iPod Shuffle adds up to $21.77

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ipoddec.jpg" />The guys and dolls over at iSuppli have taken apart one of those new iPod Shuffles—you know, the one that talks to y

Manchester United goalkeeper used iPod to help his team win Carling Cup

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/manutd.jpg" />Manchester United won the Carling Cup, which is primarily a little-valued “bonus” trophy handed out in England, yesterd

Steve Balmer: Don't expect a Zune phone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/nozunephone.jpg" /> Microsoft's Steve Balmer doesn't know if the <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/31/zune-bug-explained-in-det

You know, the Samsung P3 PMP (now with touchscreen!) doesn't look too bad at all

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/p32.jpg" /> Round two of eliminate the fluff, Samsung edition! This time, we're looking at the Korean corp's P3 portable media player. T

Energizer will debut fancy new Zinc Air Prismatic battery at CES 2009

What’s the most annoying part of your favorite gadget, be it your laptop, your phone or your portable media player? In fact, what do they all have in common? Here’s one vote for terrible b

MySpace CEO: Yeah, we'd like to make our own portable media player one day

Did you hear the news? MySpace is thinking about creating its own portable media player! Reuters seems to think that such a player would be in competition with the iPod, which we all know is a lie: th

‘Zune Tattoo Guy’ now has an anti-Dick Cheney tattoo

Let’s not spend a second longer on this than we need to. The “Zune Tattoo Guy”—right up there with Magellan, I tell you—got mad at Microsoft’s handling of the Zune, so he e

September 17: A big day for Creative, we think

Fans of Creative should get themselves ready for an exciting September 17. Why’s that? Well, that picture certainly alludes to something. Creative has been sending out special media invites for

Cowon announces two new portable media players

After about a half-year break from making anything substantial, the well-rested Cowon has just announced two new portable media players. The S9, seen above, will be primarily geared towards light port

‘Coming up soon…’ New Archos portable media players

Get ready for the next generation of Archos portable media players. A banner on the company’s Web site reads “Coming up soon…” There’s zero info other than that, and why would th

Maybe: Next iPod nano to have bigger screen, larger form factor

Is this what the new iPod nano will look like? So says iLounge, a site that doesn’t really deal in nonsense rumors. Apple is keen to incorporate a larger screen in this year’s nano, but th

Creative Zen X-Fi has built-in Wi-Fi for streaming media (and instant messaging!)

We eagerly await to hear what “perfection” sounds like. That is to say, we eagerly await to try out the Creative Zen X-Fi, a series of portable media players with built-in Wi-Fi. Aside from the us
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