Hardly a day passes when we do not find a company announcing some accessory or supporting device for iPod, the mighty product from the giant Apple. The Maxell Japan has come up with its MXSP-1000, dock for the speaker and iPod nanos, 3G iPods and other mini music players. Featuring a 3.5 mm stereo connector for connecting other audio devices, the long tube shaped dock delivers an output of 4.8w x 2 ch and comes in an attractive aluminum case. The wall-mounted dock also presents a remote control for usual volume control, play and track change. The MXSP-1000 comes in a 600x50x50mm dimension, just weighs 810 grams and is available in three colors: silver, black and white for 10,000 Yen ($ 85), and once again, in Japanese market only.
Young consumers are the major target of most of the manufacturers producing gadgets, such as MP3, mobile phones, DVD players and many more. Following the same trend of the market OTO music player from Japan’s Run-At has come up with its new Disney imprimatur. The square-shaped MP3 features the images of Minnie Mouse and comes in pink and blue, and just costs $25. The new player doesn’t possess any integral memory and runs only on Windows software, which is the major snag of the cost-effective and glossy player.
There are many sweet voices that never come to the audiences as they fail to breach the walls of bathrooms. You must have heard many of such heart pouring voices around you. Focal in Japan is all set for the iKaraoke, an iPod accessory, featuring a mike and an FM transmitter that enables you to give your own voice to some seriously damn good music. It runs smoothly between the 76MHz and 90MHz range, wherever you travel or reside. The ‘vocal cut’ feature allows you to cut the voice of original singer on MP3 files to replace it with your own voice. You may present one set of iKaraoke to your friend who possess slightly better chords than you. No words on pricing but you may expect it to be there in the Japanese market by Christmas.