NEC has come up with a new VoTol PK-MV300 a 30 GB media player that on first look looks like a perfume bottle or a hip flask. The player has a 2.7-inch screen and its dimensions are 123-61x18mm . The display provides a 320×240 pixel strength and 65,536-color display with the main control on the top. The player will be a full on audio and video player covering MP3, WAV, OGG, WMV/WMV DRM, MPEG4 (SP/ASP) on the A/V side. Additionally it will cover all the major picture formats JPG, BMP, PNG, GIG as well as TXT file format. The player also has Japanese to English and English to Japanese translator. The player weighs 188 g and is priced at for -39,900 or £194.
Are you fed up with all the new games and want to switch on to your old time games? Then have look at this… The new Ainol V1000 is powered by ADI Blackfin series processors that runs at maximum 400Mhz. So now you can play oldtimes 8bit NES, 16bit SFC and Sega MD games. This is not all, the system has a lot more things for your fun and entertainment as you can relax watching AVi videos on a 2.5′ QVGA display, Moreover it provides you with better quality audio output .
Sorry guys! Creative is backing off FM radio recording from its portable music players. Above and beyond Creative has released a firmware “update” for its Zen MicroPhoto which adds Audible support and other minor fixes and Zen Vision:M players featuring video zooming and language support, but eliminates FM recording feature from both players. FM radio is a part of the RIAA’s music collection that desires XM to pay about $150,000 per song. Stringent regulations are not only affecting music companies but consumers as well.
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry, better known as IFPI has introduced thousands of lawsuits against people accused of illegally uploading or downloading copyrighted music without the proper consent of the copyrighters. This legal action encompasses 8,000 cases in 17 countries including South America and Eastern Europe. The IFPI estimates that this illegal file sharing has cost it billions of dollars in revenue. It also said that the main people targeted are the parents of the children who illegally upload music on the Internet, which is further downloaded by millions of Internet users around the Globe.
A Chinese company gamei has introduced an all new gaming PMP, the X900. The X900 comes with a 4.3-inch widescreen TFT display with a 480 x 272 resolution, which has been produced by Sharp. The X900 supports MP3, WMA and FLAC music playback and AVI and MPEG4 video playback. The main feature of this PMP is its ability to play games in NES, SFC and MD formats. To convert it into a gaming console you just have to attach a gaming controller which has stereo speaker. Other, more common features of this gadget include FM radio and eBooks. gamei is also planning to releasea GPS module for the X900.
To compete the pricings of the iPod nanos and to battle the dominance or supremacy of IPod over the years, Samsung proclaimed cut down price for its MP3 player. As far as Samsung’s YP-Z5 1GB model, counterpart to Apple Computer Inc’s iPod nanos with a longer battery life and larger screen, is concerned, it has been lowered to NT$4,400 from NT$4,990, whereas, the 2GB model has been condensed to NT$5,400 from NT$5,990, and the 4GB priced at NT$7,000 from NT$7,490. Samsung also rolled two new MP3 players, the K5 claiming to be the first ever player to attribute a set of compact speakers from the back, and T9 featuring a 1.8-inch liquid-crystal-display with 176 x 220 pixels resolution, resulting clear and sharp images of MPEG-4 video files. With Apple holding the top position in the market for the first eight months of the year, it would be interesting to see whether Samsung will be able to pose any contest with cut down prices.
Delphi has finally dropped the curtain off its satellite radio receiver, the SKYFi3 and has announced its retail introduction. The new model is 65% smaller than earlier models but still retains all their functions. This model is much better in technology and offers great resistance to interference of white noise and lets you her your favorite songs without any interruption. The nifty device also offers you facility to pause any live program and automatically records it up to 30 minutes to ensure that you don’t miss a single thing. It has many other interesting features. To gather more information you can visit the official website of the company.
KES has provided a good platform for the electronic manufacturers to show off their latest and the best gadgets during the on going exhibition. Timetek a Korean manufacturer presented its ‘DMBO-3000′ 4-inch dual band T-DMB PMP. This PMP supports both band III and L-band. The PMP has been provided with the channel scan function for both DMB/DAB. It supports MPEG,H264 codec’s, text viewer, TV-out, multi-tasking, MP3 and 2M CMOS camera. It has 256 MB built in memory with which has recording function and the memory can be extended with the help of microSD slot. The PMP has been primarily designed for the Chinese market but will be available in select T-DMB service areas.
LG Electronics have launched a new range of PMPs at the Korea Electronics show 2006. The new device has a 2.4 inch touch panel and measures 51.5x90x10.4 mm. The device can play all major audio and video formats and has a 4GB storage memory.
The Banshee speakers measure 11.5 inches x 3 inches x 6 inches and come in a black shining plastic casing. The speaker cones are made from banana fiber, known for its tensile strength, resulting in speakers that will provide reliable sound. There are three buttons for power, volume up and volume down. The unit is designed to produce 50 watt 5.0 surround sound experience with the center speaker only producing high pitch sounds and it also has integrated LF out. The system is housed in a durable plastic case with a high-gloss piano-black finish with a chrome speaker grill, and provides clear midranges and crisp percussive quality for any song played. The speakers are priced at $130.