How would you like a single device that combines a still camera, camcorder, mp3 player, FM radio, voice recorder, e-book viewer, webcam and a DVR? Oh yeah… and what if it was small enough to fit in the palm of your hand?
A while back, we featured the first ever MP4 video player watch. Now you can pick up a wrist-worn player with a full 16:9 ratio widescreen.
The wrist player features a 1.8-inch widescreen color display (isn’t that an oxymoron like “jumbo shrimp?”)
This tiny media player from Epoq is just a hair larger than a typical book of matches, yet packs a rich set of features into its diminutive package.
For starters, the minuscule player features a high-resolution, scratch-resistant 2.4-inch color (320×240) display which dominates the face of the device.
It seems that just about every day, another company jumps into the fray with another iPod dock, so it’s good to see one that stands out a little bit.
Smart Design’s Dragon I iPod dock has a unique style that certainly isn’t shy.
European design house, LEXON has introduced this new AM/FM clock radio in their 2007 collection, simply called the “Long Clock Radio.” The stereo features a slick modern design highlighted by a matte metal face and a luminous grey-on-black LCD readout.
Audio gear maker Bose is showing off their latest in car audio systems, the high-end Bose Media System.
It features 5.1-channel surround sound, an AM/FM/XM radio, a multi-format CD/DVD player, navigation and on board music server among other things.
If you’re looking for an easy way to stream music from your PC to any room in your house, and don’t want a lot of unsightly equipment laying around, check out this new digital music streamer coming from Sony.
Philips latest portable DVD player has added a feature that just might convince me to pick one up. In addition to the usual DVD player and LCD screen, the player has a sleek integrated dock for your iPod.
Like the idea of a portable media player, but want to bring your entire collection of music AND videos on the road? Most players top out around 60 to 80GB of storage, which isn’t enough for a tremendous amount of video content.
Pioneer Japan is showing off this new music system that can send audio signals to remote speakers around your house. Rather than using more modern wireless technologies like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, Pioneer opted to use power line signal transmission, to reduce the likelihood of over-the-air interference, and to simplify configuration.
Olympus is showing off this new tabletop radio design that integrates a 37GB hard drive to store up to 2500 hours of MP3 and WMA audio files. The Radio Server VJ-10 features an easy-to-read 3.9-inch backlit LCD screen for viewing track, title, and radio station information.
For about the price of fifty iPod Shuffles, you can own one of these exclusive MP3 players made from rare woods and precious metals.
Made by Russian electronics maker Gresso, the Symphonia series of media players are handcrafted from rare 200 year-old African Blackwood and gold.
Remember those old car horns that played “La Cucuracha” over and over again? A California auto accessories maker hopes to bring back that awful fad in a new, even more irritating way. Let me introduce you to Horntones, a device that lets you play MP3 or WAV files of your choice through your car horn.
A couple of week’s back I told you about the upcoming Samsung F700 mobile phone, which looks poised to give the Apple iPhone a pretty good run for its money. Well hot on the heals of that phone, Samsung has revealed another sweet looking touchscreen / keyboard hybrid phone, the SGH-F520.
With just about every device from cell phones to watches embedding portable media players these days, I thought it might be fun (and maybe a little bit educational) to take a walk down memory lane and examine the evolution the portability of music and media over the last 50-odd years.
Seems like every few days another mobile phone vendor tries to steal some thunder from Apple’s much anticipated iPhone. Samsung has now thrown their hat into the ring by throwing down with their own widescreen, touch-sensitive media phone.