Pac-Man fans can now protect their media players while showing their retro gaming spirit. In place of the trademark iPod scroll wheel, the case features a large yellow version of the arcade icon.
This clubNAMCO exclusive case actually looks pretty nice too.
Bird-Electron, the people who brought us iPod speakers made from gourds, has released another set of unique speakers for your portable media player. This time, the speakers are using recylced plastic containers from 35mm film to produce sound.
Plenty of companies have made cassette tape adapters for connecting MP3 players to your car stereo, but this one wins the award for ingenuity. Not only does this gadget let you play your digital tracks through your old school tape player, the cassette IS the MP3 player.
SanDisk’s latest entry into the budget MP3 player market looks like it could be a winner. It features a compact design that plugs directly into your USB port, and outdoes Apple’s tiny iPod Shuffle on a number of fronts.
While many of us were pretty wowed by the industrial design and user interface of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone, but with a bunch of other internet-media-smartphones out there, is it really all that unique?
LG would like us to think that Apple’s beauty really isn’t all that different.
Hot on the heels on the announcement of of Apple’s gorgeous iPhone, Sandisk has announced their own widescreen media player, the Sansa View. While the Sansa View doesn’t offer all the Smartphone capabilities of Apple’s beauty, it does offer a pretty good value for a widescreen media player.
The mobiBLU series of mp3 players is getting a new little sibling, the CUBISTO. The 1-inch cube player will come in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB flash memory versions.
The players feature a built-in FM tuner, FM recording capabilities as well as SRS WOW HD and TruBass sound enhancement.
If you’re the type of person who can’t go anywhere without their iPod, you can even lie down with it in your bed and cradle it softly.
The MP3 Pillow, is a small pillow ( 9″ x 15″ x 6″) that looks like a giant music player.
Hot on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement to drop the price of it’s latest (5.5 generation) iPod 30gb model to $249, Creative Labs has just dropped the price on their Zen Vision:M 30gb model to $249 as well.
Mobility Today posted some up close footage of the new Microsoft Zune media player in action today.
Note the huge album art, and video playback is done in landscape mode to provide excellent widescreen movie viewing.
Hot on the heels of Apple’s iPod announcements, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off of their Zune media player. As expected, the player can handle both audio and video playback on a 3″ LCD screen that can work in either portrait or landscape mode.
One of my favorite places for fun and unique items on the web is the $25 Giant Robot Store. I just came across a fun gizmo on their site called the “FM3 Buddha Machine.”
The Buddha Machine is said to be the “anti-ipod.”
Commodore, the brand that brought us the Pet, the VIC-20 and the C64 are now bringing us another oddly named device, the Gravel in Pocket.
The personal media player was announced today at the IFA 2006 consumer electronics show in Berlin.
Crunchgear has broken the news that the initial Microsoft Zune media player will be manufactured by Toshiba, not Microsoft.
The device has been registered with the FCC as the Toshiba 1089. It’s been confirmed that the player features a 30GB hard drive, a 3″ LCD, USB 2.0 and 802.11 b/g connectivity.
[UPDATE 9/28/2006: After rumors of a low-ball $229 price, the Zune was officially announced for $249.99 – that’s the real, final MSRP]
This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE) has learned from several retailers that Microsoft is planning to release their “iPod killer”, Zune digital media player this fall (rumors have it as a November 14th release date) at an MSRP of $299.
Creative Labs has announced the release of a new version of their Zen Neeon music players, improving significantly on the original models by adding a color screen, video playback and greater memory capacity.With these specs, these players look poised to take on the Apple’s rival iPod Nano line:
1, 2, and 4GB options
1.5″ Color Display
(128 x 128 pixels)
Audio: MP3, WMA, and WAV
Video: Transcoded AVI
20 hour battery life for audio, 8 hours for video
5 brushed-metal colors
Dimensions: 81 x 42 x 12.5 mm; Weight: 50g
Initial pricing has only been announced in Singapore, as follows: S$199.00 (appx.