iBeam Speaker System is a complete sound system for your iPod. The speaker system comes in appealing dimensions, measuring 5 inches x 18 inches x 4 inches with SRS WOW technology which enriches the sound quality of your system to add extra effects you can have a subwoofer for just US$49.95. The system also features a digital AM/FM tuner with 12 station presets, and a backlit LCD screen. iBeam is duly compatible to any other player with an auxiliary input cable included in the package. Price: US$169.95
It’s been long that customers were on the lookout for much awaited new 4GB clix portable media player by iriver. At last, iriver has launched its new-fangled out the doors media player featuring support for MP3, WMA, ASF, and OGG music files, in addition to MPEG-4 simple profile QVGA video, and for not more than the feasible price of $200. Presenting a 2.2-inch QVGA display, integrated FM tuner, voice recorder, as well as extensive 25 hours of battery life, the hot portable media player offers a couple of clix accessories, an FM transmitter and car charger, together with iriver earphones, preloaded tracks from eMusic, preloaded games, printed manual and USB 2.0 cable. All these accessories arrive protected with 1 year limited warranty. You might not be able buy it, right now, but just hang around as it is on the threshold.
Rising from the catnap, Cowon has officially announced the Cowon D2, a new player that you may easily reckon as a reproduction of i-Station mini, not only in features, but external manifestation as well. Featuring TV-out support, large format support, FM radio and Line-in recording, touch interface by transparent overlay GUI, in addition to 94mW output (47mW+47mw), the Cowon D2 present integrated DMB, 1 to 4GB storage capacity, SD Card slot for SD&MMC and 2.5 inch LCD (320 x 240). Boasting huge 45 hours of battery life (in MP3 mode) and 8 hours on DMB, as well as 30 frame QVGA movie playback, the D2 player supports a variety of files including WMV9, MPEG4 (Movie), and MP3, Ogg, WMA, FLAC (Music). Sorry pals! For now, it is only for Koreans. All you can do is just wait for your turn. No words on pricing and availability.
The news Zune is not compatible with windows Vista was a big issue and a big headache for those who had already purchased both of them and found the same. MoDaCo, and Andre de Cavaignac have outlined some strategies those may turn your Zune to be Vista compatible. You need to perform some simple steps, which may work to solve the purpose. To carry on the process you need 3 things 1. Zune CD 2. You need to install WinRAR 3. My Zune.msi install patch When you have all these things done we start with the process firstly, you need to create a dictionary on your Desktop for temporary storage and down load zunevista.exe or simply copy the file in this dictionary. Now insert the Zune CD in drive and copy Zune-x86-ENU.exe file from PackagesZUNE’ directory to the dictionary you created, after copying the file right click it and select ‘Extract Here’. you will get a file named ‘Zune.msi’ now you can delete ‘Zune-x86-ENU.exe’. Now we’re going to patch the MSI to install on Vista using my patch. Double click ‘zunevista.exe’. You’ll get prompted by Windows to allow the application to run. Allow it. After some will find a message ‘successfully completed’ which means now you have finally got a Vista friendly zune.msi! . Now the most painful step when you have to run MSI, You can’t just right click an MSI and do ‘run as administrator’, so you have to jump through some hoops. Now to run the application with elevated permission click the start button, type a command ‘cmd’ and press CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER. Type C:UsersPaulDesktopZuneZune.msi to run MSI, which will lead you to Zune setup. Install the setup and reboot the system. The last and final step you need to perform is Click the ‘start orb’ or press the windows key, and type ‘Zune’. You’ll see the Zune application itself on the list – right click it, and select ‘Properties’. Select the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’. Click OK. That’s all it may work with your PC it work good one mine.
Gone are the days when earphones were considered just an accessory required of your mini music player. But, now, they are as important as your music player itself. Following its current d-JAYS headphones JAYS has come up with its hottest j-JAYS and m-JAYS series of earphones. Available in black and white colors, the new headphones are intended to more regular use. As far as j-JAYS are concerned, they are essentially meant for Sony Ericsson Walkman phones, whereas, m-JAYS, apart from listening to music on your player or mobile, works as a cord extender with mic, as well as answering phones. The j-JAYS, m-JAYS will be available in Swedish stores by December for 495 SEK ($50) and 295 SEK ($30) respectively, which is quite economical if compared to V-MODA’s VIBE line earphones ($101) and many other going for $400 and more. Their US site utters, they will make the way to the US in December as well.
Today those gadgets are successful which offer more in the same package. Nintendo has also got to the growing need of multipurpose gadgets and has announced that they will integrate an MP3 player with a series of its hand held game players. The device will be a bit larger than the regular Game Boy Advanced game cartridge. It will be compatible with all the major players of Nintendo like the Game Boy Micro, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP and Nintendo DS. The player will use a standard SD card and the users will have to connect it to a compatible PC to download some songs. All the MP3 files will work but the player will have no support for DRM files. The cartridge comes with a music playback software and will run on the Game Boy or DS. Other features of the MP3 player will be: 1) Built-in stereo headphone socket 2) Simple on-screen interface including Repeat and Shuffle modes 3) Two themes available for on-screen interface: standard and Mario 4) Drag and drop songs from PC to SD card, dividing artists or albums into folders as desired 5) Stores approximately 240 songs on a 1Gb SD card (SD card not included) The Nintendo MP3 player will release on December 8 and will be priced at $38.47. The primary competitor for the new product from Nintendo will be the Sony PSP, which already has support for MP3 files.
Bowing to the strong consumer demand for the use of FM transmitters on devices , such as Griffin’s iTrip or iPod, Ofcom (Office of Communications), UK’s communications regulator, has finally lifted the ban, which will allow the use of FM transmitters on iPods and other MP3 players to play through car radios. You must know that, earlier, the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949 forbids the use of radio equipment without a license as transmissions of these devices hinder the broadcasts by legal radio stations. According to the new Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, certain low-power transmitters will be legal from 8 December and there is no need for a license to use Citizens’ Band radio as well. Now all permitted transmitters will bear a CE approval mark for sale in the European Union. Though, the ban is lifted over certain devices, many devices will remain prohibited as they do not congregate certain technical legalities.
MOMO portable media player by Newman is a slim good-looking portable media player, which supports a handsome number of video and audio formats. The media player is just 10mm thick and carries a 2.4″ QVGA display that offers a fairly good picture. It also features 2MP camera interface and supports JPG, GIF, BMP, and PNG image browsing other audio and video formats supported by it are AVI, ASF, MPEG, VOB, WMV, MTV, DAT, MP4, MPG, MP3, WMA audio. It has an extendable memory which you can enhance using its Micro SD expansion feature. All this is more than enough to provide you with good level of entertainment.
Korean XNINE has come up with its MMP X-500 featuring 2.2-inch Samsung TFT-LCD, mp4 playback and micro SD slot, in addition to FM radio, voice recording, e-Book, and integrated speaker. Capable of playing seamless video files, the 1GB Korean DAP also offers codec support, together with AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, WMV, WMA, ASF and MP3. The multimedia player comes packed with some games and the XNINE is offering Vsonic earphones with the MMP X-500 as well. For now, it is for Koreans only. You may have to wait for a while.
If you pass on a song from your Zune to your friends Zune then the song transferred will be limited to only a number of plays and after that it will be useless. This is absolutely frustrating if you want to swap some files with your friend. But don’t worry I have a way to bypass this DRM restriction. First of all you will have to enable the Hard Drive mode in your OS. This can be done by altering some registry settings. But remember that your Zune should not be connected to the computer and the Zune Software should be running during the process. Then follow these steps: 1) Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemControlSet001EnumUSB 2) Search for ‘PortableDeviceNameSpace’. This should be contained in the Vid_####&Pid_############_-_########_-_########_-_########Device Parameters within the above …USB The ##’s listed here will be numbers and letters specific to your Zune 3) Change the following values: (a) EnableLegacySupport to 1 (b) PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell to 0 (c) ShowInShell to 1 After this you will be able to access the Zune from My Computer and drag and drop files to and from it. The main trick comes now. To send files without any DRM restriction rename all the music files that you want to send to .jpg and send them to the other Zune with at least one valid jpg file. Now send the files with the valid image to your friend. Your friend will then have to sync his Zune to his computer and change the file extensions to the correct ones. Note: If you do not apply the storage hack before and use Zune Software to rename the files then an error will pop up.