iLuv announced today the latest version of their Vertical CD/MP3 Audio system called the iMM9400. This new system offers up a sleek design and superior sound quality, sure to keep music lovers happy. Read The Full Story
In Partnership with Speedo, iRiver created the LZR Racer Aquabeat – an MP3 player that operates underwater for up to 3-meter deep. The player comes with 2GB of internal storage and supports MP3 and WMA file formats. Just like the shuffle, it does not feature any display; only basic controls such as play, stop, volume controls, and track controls. Battery life is said to last up to 9 hours. It is available in Japan for 12,800 yen (roughly $150).
There are tons of iPod docks out there but this one certainly does make it easy to keep your accessories all in one place, especially on that one surface that's always likely to be cluttered: your desk. The Tunelight MP3 Speaker System is part music system, part organizational system, and we're okay with that. This system features the key ingredients of a desk organizer. It has a task light and compartments to hold your belongings like paperclips and post-it notes. But besides these useful but mundane features, it also has an iPod dock and speakers built in. It works with any MP3 player and makes it easy to listen to your music right at your desk. It connects by means of the headphone jack. So, this thing isn't really a dock, but it's a convenient music player, for sure. You can get the Tunelight MP3 Speaker System now in silver or black for $19.99. [via Chip Chick]
The government of the Isle of Man is considering a proposal that would see its roughly 80,000 residents free to download as much music as they wished, based on each person paying a compulsory music licence fee. The suggestion was raised by Isle of Man minister Ron Berry at the MidemNet debate on Sunday, and received a mixed-response from ISP representatives present.
"At the end of the day, we’re not going to stop piracy. Embrace it… Had the music industry embraced [the original Napster], we’d have a very different medium today" Ron BerryRead The Full Story
It looks as though two new Rhapsody-powered MP3 players are getting ready to rumble, and they won't be satisfied until they win the world title for "most uncreative model names". Haier America has announced the Ibiza Mini and the Ibiza Touch. Mini and Touch - now why do those sound familiar? Read The Full Story
Why do we want to be able to play music from everything? From pillows and pants to personal massagers, we seem to have just about everything. But what would all these devices be without a MP3 playing belt buckle? After all cowboys don’t have much to play with in terms of listening to music. Read The Full Story
Samsung is showing off its new touchscreen media player, the P3. From the looks of it, the P3 seems to be positioning itself as a challenger to the iPod Touch. Of course, offering the same features won't be enough to knock Apple down from the top - they need something unique, and they just might have it. We'll have more for you after the jump. Read The Full Story
Techno-guitarmaker Ovation has just announced another breakthrough in the music world. The Ovation iDea is the first ever acoustic guitar to be equipped with a built-in MP3 recorder for laying down tracks at the touch of a button. Not only can the iDea record tracks, but it can also replay the song so you can play along. Read The Full Story
eMusic has been around since 2003 and they have just surpassed the 250 million downloads mark today, showing that there are other music providers out there besides iTunes that have made a significant impact. eMusic is an online subscription-based music store. It offers up MP3s that are unprotected and will work with both Apple and Microsoft players. The difference from other services here is that they use a subscription model. This means you are guaranteed a given number of songs per month at a particular rate. This actually works out to be cheaper than the $.99/song over at iTunes. Independent labels are represented more than major ones and their catalog is small with just 4.5 million song offerings. Good for eMusic for hitting this milestone!
Microsoft have tweaked their Zune Pass subscription service to include a number of free-to-keep tracks every month, which users can continue to play even if their subscription lapses. From today, Zune Pass users will be able to select up to ten tracks each month to be kept in DRM-free MP3 format; the music can come from studios including EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group (UMG) and Warner Music Group. Read The Full Story
It seems the Entertainment Retailers Association have come up with a new logo and campaign to make it easier for consumers to recognize cross-platform DRM-free MP3 offerings. This logo will bear the words "MP3 Compatible" and will let you know what digital downloads lack harsh digital rights. Read The Full Story
If you’re just dying to get your hands on anything and everything having to do with the 2008 Beijing Olympics, perhaps a MP3 player will whet your appetite. At least, that’s what the makers behind the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium “Bird’s Nest” Style Design MP3 Player are hoping for. Read The Full Story