Author Archives: Vishnu


A Microsoft Handheld?

A Microsoft Handheld?

Well no one knows for sure as yet, but the rumor has been around for the last two-three days now and everyone seems to be buying it. So, I decided to investigate myself. A little Googling tells me that the rumors are split on competitor device for PSP/iPod. According to some sites, Microsoft is considering the possibilities of a portable Xbox while others report that, Microsoft is planning a portable mp3 player, an iPod competitor.

While Microsoft has neither confirmed nor rejected either of the two rumors and called them “mere speculations”, Microsoft may have plans for an iPod like gadget. Yeah, that, rumor or not, can’t be rejected as Microsoft has started pushing MSN Music Service as a strong competitor to Apple’s iTunes Media store. Stay tuned to Slash Gear for updates.

Edirol rolls out R-09 a new portable sound recorder

Edirol rolls out R-09 a new portable sound recorder

Edirol has rolled out its new R-09 featuring 24 bit uncompressed recording with an integrated microphone, introduced last week, I would call this gadget a welcome addition to the sea of iPods. The R-09 sports one of the most user friendly control panel among contemporary gadgets I’ve noted. It records stereo quality audio in MP3 format. You can check the recorded audio through the headphone jack or export files to a PC through USB. It’s the complete package for all your recording needs on the move.

Toshiba’s HD-DVD players will hit the market in March

Toshiba’s HD-DVD players will hit the market in March

If you have purchased an expensive DVD player this Christmas, here’s a good reason why you’ll be kicking yourself!!! Toshiba is all set to roll out its next generation HD-DVD players. Yeah, according to insider reports, Toshiba will enter the consumer market (USA) this March with two HD-DVD players.

The two models are targeted at mainstream consumers (HD-A1) and early adopters (HD-XA1). While both the models support native HD in 720p and 1080i, the higher end model comes with some added features like, four DSP engines for enhanced audio output, two USB ports mounted on the front panel, stabilizing feet and multiple user interfaces. You can preorder the HD-A1 at Amazon for $499.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15