We know that a certain Apple event just ended, and we know that the Cupertino-based company just went out of their way to show off a plethora of brand new iPod devices, but let's face it -- there are other options out there for you to consume your favorite music/media while you're out and about. Take, for example, these two brand new PMPs that Samsung was happy (or brave enough) to make official today. Feast your eyes on the Samsung YP-Q3 and YP-U6.
SanDisks' Fuze line-up of Personal Media Players have managed to remain present on the market for awhile now, without ever bringing too much attention to themselves. They're what you might call the "minimal" PMP, with not much going for them in the features department. Fortunately, SanDisk have finally managed to update the PMPs, not only giving them the favorite "+" symbol now, but also making them attractive enough to give a second glance.
When it comes to music players, you either need a lot of space, or not that much at all. And all of that depends on how much music you listen to on a daily basis. If you're someone who just needs a few of your favorite tunes, of full albums, on your way to work, then perhaps the new E-series of Walkman from Sony will be your next purchase.
I have seen some strange speakers for your MP3 player and iPod over the years. The new Mini Bear Speakers from Juicy Couture are among the strangest though. I think the only people who can get away with using these in public without ridicule will be young girls and the ridiculously hot women out there.
Here's another product line-up for the over-saturated personal media player market. Not that options are a bad thing, mind you. Energy Sistem has just pulled the curtain off their 52 Touch line-up of devices, but manages to only show off a full array of digital renders, and not the actual devices. That's better than nothing, we imagine.
Well, here we are. At the end of the week, looking ahead to the weekend. Two days of good, old-fashioned relaxation. Unless you have to work. Then, well, ignore all of that. Either way though, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. While we're not going to officially give it a nickname, but you could call tonight's Slash the Robot Night. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got an eReader app launching on Android, some miserable numbers for the Kin, and some good news for Motorola (maybe). And then, in the Dredge 'Net, we've got the Hyperion 4-legged robot, a super-device, and mini dancing robots.
If you have been using an iPod for a while you probably recall that old shuffle from Apple that was white and had the USB plug hidden by a removable cap that always seemed to get lost. Apple moved away from that style for the shuffle long ago.
iRiver has been in the MP3 and PMP industry for a long time, and some of their most recent devices have been remarkably well manufactured. Especially in the shiny aesthetics department. And in today's market, that's almost half the battle. No one wants an ugly gadget to show off to their friends, after all. And there's definitely no worry about anyone being unimpressed with the shiny good looks of the new S100. It's a simple design, no doubt about that, but that's not a bad thing at all.
Grace Digital Audio makes all sorts of audio goodies, such as devices like the Solo WiFi Radio Tuner that I talked about earlier this month. The company has now unveiled another new product that is perfect for the outdoors type looking to listen to music from an MP3 player without headphones.