MP3 player

iRiver Lplayer Multifunctional MP4 Player

iRiver Lplayer Multifunctional MP4 Player

iRiver is no stranger to sleek designed portable media player, and today iRiver unveiled yet another small and sleek player, the Lplayer Multifunctional MP4 Player. The player features iRiver’s unique D-Click control, 2.0-inch TFT Wide LCD screen, and FM tuner.

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Rhapsody joins DRM-Free music download bandwagon

Rhapsody joins DRM-Free music download bandwagon

If you can’t fight them, join them! Rhapsody finally decided streaming model might not be making as much money as they think and were unable to compete with iPod, so they decided to adopt the download model. Rhapsody seems to understand that consumer hates DRM and made their service DRM-Free in MP3 format.

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Newman ‘Cool Man’ MP3 badge

Newman ‘Cool Man’ MP3 badge

PMPs can hang round your neck, clip onto your pocket and dangle from your belt; why not pin onto your clothes?  That's Newman's latest tactic with their 'Cool Man' MP3 player, a basic PMP the unique-selling-point of which is the convenience of being able to attach it to yourself.  Plus, it means you can have your own Janet Jackson-style "wardrobe emergency" when a passing thief snatches it off your shirt.

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The Voix slim MPX 2.1 speakers feature an upgrade

The Voix slim MPX 2.1 speakers feature an upgrade

Voix has just announced that they will be upgrading these speakers by tossing in a built-in iPod dock. Making for a nice set of speakers to toss in your living room or wherever you decide to lounge after the work day is over.

The thin little speakers measure a meter tall, which would make them look especially sleek on either side of your TV. Then when not watching your favorite movie you can just pop the iPod onto the dock and switch to music.

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Make your own cases for all of your gadgets

Make your own cases for all of your gadgets

If you've been sitting on Etsy browsing for the latest and greatest handmade items that seem so much more personalized than what is sold at any mainstream shop. Then you might want to start considering sucking it up and making your own items.

Although I tend to pretend like I don't, I do know a bit about all that is crafty. I just retired my sewing needle a while ago and exchanged it for a laptop and several gaming controllers. If I had any amount of sense I'd hop on Reprodepot and snag a pattern to create my own cases for my overabundance of gadgets.

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BEBOOK eBook reader

BEBOOK eBook reader

Netherlands company Endless Ideas have released a fresh eBook, the BEBOOK. Seemingly a rebrand of the Chinese Hanlin V3, the device uses a 6-inch 600 x 800 e-paper display and is capable of reading .doc, .txt, .pdf, .jpg, .htm and .rtf files. Onboard storage is 512MB, expandable via SD card, and file transfer is courtesy of a USB 1.1 connector. The company claims to be working on Mobipocket support.

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Creative lose MP3 class-action suit

Creative lose MP3 class-action suit

Creative have lost the class-action suit brought against them regarding the quoted capacity of their PMPs.  As such, the company will be forced to offer discounts on future hardware purchases to those who bought a hard-drive based MP3 player before Creative made clear in their documentation exactly what storage was available.  On offer to claimants is a half-price ZEN Stone or 20-percent off any single item at the Creative US online store.

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Spy Camera Sunglasses: not exactly James Bond

Spy Camera Sunglasses: not exactly James Bond

The geek in me wants to love these camera-encrusted sunglasses, but the rest of me (i.e. the bit that looks after the credit card) recognises them as the awful junk that they are.  Basically a pair of UV400 polarized lenses with a frame burdened down thanks to a 1.3-megapixel digital camera and MP3 player, they have 1GB of onboard storage and a rechargeable li-ion battery good for 9hrs (assuming 1 photo taken each minute).  Like with Oakley's Thump the earbuds are attached to the arms.

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Samsung YP-S2 1GB Shuffle-rival

Samsung YP-S2 1GB Shuffle-rival

Samsung's latest music-only portable media player gets off to a good start by virtue of not being an iPod clone; in fact, the pebble-like YP-S2 is really more of a shiny audio nugget.  Of course, you could say that instead they've looked to Sony's DAP range for their inspiration.  Available in five colors, the YP-S2 has 1GB of non-expandable storage and saves space by virtue of a removable USB plug that clicks into the 3.5mm headphone socket when needed.

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