If you're in the market for a new MP3/video player that's cheap and small, Ematic has a new player called the eSport Clip you might want to check out. The new player has 4 GB of onboard storage for MP3 audio and video files. It has a small 1.8-inch color display for playback of video content. It also has an integrated clip for attaching to clothing for hands-free use.
There's a tiny audio distorting monster on the block, and it's name is Kaoss, Kork Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Dynamic Effect Processor for short, and it comes complete with the features you need to turn your DJ station into a massive fingertip express. What this device does it takes your finger tapping, pressing, pushing, and pulling into its tiny computer brain and makes your motions into beautiful noises on the fly. You'll be following in the steps of such fabulous devices as the Kaoss Pad Quad and the Kaoss Pad KP3 with this most lovely of pocketable tappers.
Last month we saw the Sony Walkman Z1000 Android-powered medial player cross the FCC. Sony has gone official with the new line of players at CES. The Z1000 has several model numbers in it that are differentiated by their storage capacity. The Z1040 is 8GB, the Z1050 is 16GB, and the Z1060 is a 32GB player.
A new MP3 player for those that enjoy swimming and water sports and want some tunes while they exercise will like the new MP3 player that is debuting at CES this week. The company behind the player is called Fitness Technologies, and it hails the new UwaterG4 as the world's smallest 100% waterproof player. The company says that it will last for a long time in water and sounds good too.
When Microsoft unveiled its Zune Pass price drop with a new splash page showing the service working for PCs, Windows Phones, and the Xbox, the company appeared to have pulled any reference to its Zune HD mp3 player. This quickly sparked reports that it was the end of the road for the device. But not so, says Microsoft, clarifying today that the whole thing was a publishing mistake.
This week at IFA 2011 we've been able to get our hands on more than a couple devices, taking lovely videos as we go - this particular device is certainly not like the others in that instead of a smartphone, tablet, Ultrabook, or pair of earbuds, we've got an odd little music player. This is the Creative Zen X-Fi3, and as Creative shows us, it's meant to be a competitor in the currently iPod-dominated portable music player market. It's got a several features that are sure to turn your head including X-Fi Crystalizer audio enhancement and the ability to play FLAC files, but are they enough to get past the fact that this device does not have a touchscreen display? We've come to expect as much from basically every little portable device like this on the market - does it need to be in tact in order for us to love a product?
Samsung has announced a new portable media player called the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. It follows after a long list of IFA 2011 announcements this morning from the South Korean company but doesn't fall into the smartphone or tablet category. Instead, it appears to simply be a 3.6-inch addition to Samsung's existing 4- and 5-inch Galaxy S Players.
We're all about hybrid devices these days. Having a watch that only tells time just doesn't cut it anymore, especially for those with a more active lifestyle. We have devices like the Nike+ SportWatch, the Garmin Forerunner, and a myriad of watchbands for turning your iPod nano into a multitasking watch. And now it looks like Motorola will be joining in on the fun with its own all-in-one offering.
Everyone's favorite legendary name in personal music players, that being the Walkman, has been revealed to be expanding the family with the high-end Sony Walkman A series. UK retailer Play.com has created a placeholder spot for the new series of digital music players, this piece of industrial design looking rather different from all of its predecessors, it having a headphone jack at the bottom, a single thumb-indented Home button in the center bottom on the front, and the entire works looking rather like a smartphone with a large touchscreen taking up the majority of the real-estate. The back of the device has the Walkman "W" with only a smaller version of the text logo near the bottom and a reset button to keep it company - it's lonely there at the back.
I love a good smartphone. I work for Samsung, and I carry a Galaxy S II that I’ve been "testing" for an extended period of time. I use just about every feature on it. I listen to music. I navigate. I talk and text. I take pictures and video. I’ve even read books on it. I’m not pushing my product, I can hardly name a smartphone on the market that cannot do these things. But I just read Jon Pilon’s column on TheNextWeb.com about consolidating all of your gadgets. You know, because most people want to carry around only one gadget, instead of a half dozen. Right?