Enhancing the conventional wrist worn players, Japanese manufacturer Sanko has released its latest MP4 watch that not only can play your MPEG-4 videos but comes with MP3/WMA format support as well. Offering the battery life of 7 hours for audio and 4 hours for video, the Sanko MP4 watch presents a 1.5-inch screen and 128 x 128-pixel display, in addition to track information, ear plugs and AC adapter. It comes in a 40 x 40mm dimension and just weight 50g. You may choose between 1GB for 14,800 yen (US $197) and 2GB capacity for 18,800 yen (US $250).
Its party time for music freaks for Fareastgizmos says, Japanese Seagrand has come up with new MP3 model that keeps going non-stop for 168 hours, even without a single recharge in-between, and just four hours of charge will power your MP3 player for another 24hours/7days play, without breaching for the split of a second. Now, you can’t ask anything more than that. The new model also features incorporated microphone, FM radio in a small pack of below 1 by 2 inches and just weights over 2 ounces. You may choose between the 1GB and 2GB of memory. No words on pricing and availability.
It’s just few days back when Zune made a debut in the PMP market on November 14. Before its launch, people were curious about whether the Zune be able to battle the supremacy of iPod or not. It is couple of week back when the war of words stopped and actual combat of sales started between the Apple and Microsoft. The Zune managed to grab a promising 9% share of the PMP market in its first week, whereas, on the other with a massive 63% share Apple line of portable audio players (iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle) simply outshine the new comer. One of the main reasons for this average response of customers is the price ($249) of the Zune, which is quite high if compared to Apple flash-based Nano ($149) and Shuffle ($79) that earned the major credit for the iPod sales. Though, there wasn’t a roaring turnaround in the PMP market and Apple topped the market (as expected) with more than half of the PMP market share, we cannot completely outcast the Zune from the fray and even 9% market share in its first week is, by any means, not a mean achievement.
No matter how many competitors battle to get hold of portable player market for iPod is carrying on with its top spot, and will optimistically continue in the future as well. Popularity of iPod can easily be presumed with the innumerable accessories that various companies have devoted to the musical maestro. Following the safer trend (making accessories for iPod) of the market Griffin Technology has come up with its latest iTalk Pro that connects directly into the iPod’s dock connector and records (under real-world conditions) songs & music, concerts, lectures and open-air radio as well. Featuring a stereo 1/8″ (3.5 mm) input jack to lodge external microphones for better stereo separation, along with handy gain settings for control over the volume, the iTalk Pro works with 5g video iPods as well as 2g Nanos and offers one-touch operation. You may get this dock connector device for just $50, which certainly isn’t a bad bargain.
Modern gadgets are mainly known for their multi-functionality but the new MP3 player from German Maxfield is a gadget with difference. Featuring a 1.8-inch screen to display pictures and a touch-screen pad, the MAX-IVY comes in a scratch-proof magnesium case and an eye-catching design. This new gadget is simply a music player and nothing more that means no video camera for recording or phone to communicate. If you already possess a separate cell phone with video recording capabilities that also possess MP3 playing and recording, to hold this MP3 (MAX-IVY) for its aesthetic excellence wouldn’t be too great a idea. No words on pricing and availability.
Are you bored of the run-of-the-mill designs of the MP3 players coming in the market? If yes, you gotta have a look at the new MusicQ MP3 player from BenQ that has got the battlefield looks. BenQ has done a respectable job in the designing part of its new limited edition player. The aluminum-magnesium MusicQ player doubles as a dog tag along with the metal earphone chain. Coming in two editions, “steel wings” for guys and “magic bean” for girls, the player come sin two versions i.e. 512MB and 1GB. The 512MB version will retail for somewhat around $88 while the pricing for the high-end version has not been revealed. It’s like a must have music player for those who are looking out for something different and tough.
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.
To spend $120 on Insignia NS-DV2G, a MP3 player with 2.2′ display and a 2GB memory is not a bad investment, if features a microSD slot for memory expansion that can store about 500 songs, 2,000 photos, 25 audiobooks or 7 movies as well. Presenting rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 20 hours of playback time, along with audio in jack and FM tuner, the Insignia NS-DV2G supports MP3 and WMA for the audio, in addition to various picture and video formats. You also may upgrade the Insignia NS-DV2G to future formats and features. It is just 0.6a€mm thin and weighs not more than 2.4 ounces. Certainly, to have such a system with this much of features and compatibilities isn’t a bad bargain for $120.
The Samsung YP-T9 and T9B DAPs are the most preferable choice of the people these days. iLuv Korea presented ‘iss314′ speaker dock for the players. The globular dock is a portable audio system with a maximum output of 33W. The system will enhance the sound quality with a 3D sound output. It also features a subwoofer, sub output, and auxiliary input. The system may include a remote control however, the T9(B) can be controlled using the playback buttons situated at the bottom of the circular dock. Price: 139,000(KRW)
As technology is growing bigger and bigger, modern gadgets are getting smaller and the new thin speaker from Panasonic is the just right example of consumers’ obsession with little gadgets. The new speaker is 1.5mm (0.059 inches) thick, which is 1mm slimmer than their (Panasonic Electronic Device) previous 2.5mm thin micro-speaker, and the world’s ever slimmest speaker. Though, the speaker is reduced about 40% in its thickness, there is no compromise with the sound quality, claimed the Panasonic. Full production of the new speaker is scheduled to start in May 2007. So, you will have to wait for a while to lay your hand on the ever slimmest speakers from the Panasonic. No exact words on pricing and availability.