To mend the earlier thrashings due to the exploding battery adversity that followed the launch of the PS3, Sony was desperately looking for some strong and forceful stand-ins to remain in the fray for supremacy in the MP3 player market. the word in the street says that Sony is on the hunt for an MP3 player, which will rather be in the lines of or could bear a resemblance to the Apple’s iTunes/iPod combo or Microsoft’s Zune player that you might be able to get hold of by the end of 2007. Stan Glasgow, Sony Electronics head, also hinted the desertion of the DRMs from the upcoming media player. Therefore, if the new player suggested by the Sony could be able come even a bit near to the aforesaid mighty players, who knows you will have another option to choose between. Better to wait and watch. No suggested words on pricing.
Incipio ShuffleBud is a tiny USB to 3.5mm adapter than eliminates need of an iPod docking station and hefty connecting wires. This tiny device can readily connect your iPod to any USB port with a lot more ease. This is a perfect travel gadget as it has a compact size and serves almost all the functions offered by the iPod docking station. Price: $6
Fading all the speculations of the desertion from the MP3 market, Toshiba comes back even strongly offering the Gigabeat V30E, a PMP with a 1Seg tuner with the limited editions of dark blue or pink colors in the Japanese market. Supporting MP3, WMA and WAV, in addition to WM DRM10 and WMV, the Gigabeat V30E flaunts a 3.5 inch TFT-LCD (320 x 240) display, comes with 30GB of storage capacity, and comes in a 75x124x19.5mm dimension while weights just 230g. The new PMP also offers built-in speaker, together with the continuous 8 hours of video and 12 hours of audio playback. You will be able to own one, only if you are in Japan, for Rs.49,800 (about US $434 or 330.00 euros). Though, the Toshiba Gigabeat V30E offers a photo playback in a slim and original form factor; intuitive PMC software; unyielding processor performance standard USB port; admirable sound quality; and superior battery life, however, its thumb-stick controller isn’t universally much successful, there is no FM radio or A/V recording and you cannot charge it over USB as well.
Modern gadgets basically are known for their multi-functionality, apart from quality, and, nowadays, most of the companies are producing utility products to cover as much customers as possible. In an attempt to kill two birds with one player, Bandai has come together with the gaming and music-playing capacity in its latest device to be launched in Japan. Featuring 120 minutes of audio storage capacity on low quality or 60 on high, pleasure mode to let you sit and see the little character dancing on the musical beats and monochrome liquid crystal display of 20.6�39mm, the new player offers Game & Watch-level game play to try your hand in gaming in spare time, direct sound recording function and attachment cable as well. The utility device comes in a 48x90x17mm dimension and will be available for 7140 Yen (about $60), sometimes, in this month. Though, the new devise offers dual functionality, I am not sure whether it will be able to produce the quality sound track or stand somewhere near to its contemporaries. Lets wait and watch.
Hardly a day passes when we don’t find a music player company hitting the market with their products. Mp3 market is flooded with a number of players and many others are in the pipelines, ready to throng the market. At present, it is the turn of Creative to boast with its latest ‘ ZEN V PLUS’, 8 GB MP3P with the video playback capacity. Offering playtime of 15 hours for audio and 2 hours for videos, the ZEN V PLUS features a 1.5-inch OLED display and lithium-polymer battery. Capable of playing MP3 and WMA, in addition to video files with separate converting process, the 8 GB MP3 player presents FM radio, direct encoding, voice recorder and image viewer. The ZEN V PLUS comes in a 43.5×15.9×67.5mm dimension and just weights 43.5g. You may choose between black and blue colors for about 27,800yen. Sorry pals, for now it is available in Japanese market only, you will have to wait for a while.
Piracy of music and videos is one of the major snags that forced most of the companies to sell online music protected with copy and playback constraints. Now few of the major companies are offering a few songs, on experimentation basis, in the open MP3 file format that you may play on any digital music player capable of playing MP3s. Earlier, only the owners of a few particular devices were allowed to download copy-protected tracks but now with the latest advancement, which is a result of the contract signed by Norah Jones and rock band Relient K with Britain’s EMI Music, will allow listening music tracks on whichever MP3 format you possess. Now you will be able to get hold of tracks, such as Jones’ “Thinking About You” and Relient K’s “Must Have Done Something Right”, for just for 99 cents each, through Yahoo Inc.’s online music service to download directly on your MP3. Though, there is nothing much special about this commencing, for various artists were doing it individually for some time, such as Dimensional Associates’ eMusic has already vended about 100 million MP3 downloads, but major groups and associates kept themselves away from such practices. No wonder if, in recent future, you would be able to download the hottest albums or songs of your favorite rock stars even for a scanty price.
Apple computers the manufacturers of the renowned Apple iPod hope that they will be able to release three new models of the product in 2007 Calendar Year. According to sources Apple has three new models on the list of 2007 and hope to launch them at various intervals in 2007. The initial step of the company will be to replace or supplement the aging fifth generation iPod with some video model of iPod and no other details about the other two models were available. The much hyped discussion on a true video iPod to debut is also on the cards and can be one of the two models to debut next year. Till now Apple has not committed to any marketing and other resources necessary to bring the device to the market. For the present holiday season Apple commented that its new iPod Shuffle has completed the line up for this time but he did not comment on any other models of iPod.
Soon after the launch of its rival product Microsoft Zune, Apple has launched an easy way to update your iPod software. Now you can update the software of your iPod with a single click or restore it to its original settings from iTunes 7. The iTunes contain a built in summary to remind you of full status of your iPod and guide you for the updates regularly.
To hold a personal music studio and produce own music is a dream for most of the music savvies. Now you may fulfill your dream with the iPod DJ Mixing Studio that enables to create your own digital mixing effects, counting digi-sound and voice, by hooking up the personal music studio to an iPod or other MP3 devices with an audio output. Allowing you to hear your own effects with the songs played through the iPod, the iPod DJ Mixing Studio features two discs for generating about six disparate background rhythms, along with fill-in sounds, three drum fills and three voice effects. For saving using appropriate audio connector, you may connect it to a Mac or PC as well. Therefore, the personal music studio not only offers an opportunity to produce or create your own beats or music, you are free for experimentation even without any interference.
Now you can give your living room lively looks by decorating them with these Intempo IDS-01b Speakers and Docking Station for iPod. You can make a choice according to your taste amongst various blushing metallic colors offered by this device. The active speaker system not only provides you with a thrilling sound performance but also charges your iPod. The system offers a good deal of compatibility with iPod video, iPod nano, iPod, iPod shuffle, and all other audio devices such as Mini Disc, MP3, Walkman and personal DAB.