It’ll be an icing on the cake for Apple fans if the giant succeeds in its talks with movie studios to release Blu-ray discs with content in video iPod format. There’re no apprehensions in this respect as Blu-ray discs with capacity of up to 50 GB can easily accommodate full-length videos in iPod video format. Also, Apple will not leave any stone unturned to make it happen and ensure that enough Blu-ray content is available for all video iPods, above all when full screen iPod is in its way.
The companies dealing in music gadgets are popping out portable media player like rabbit popping out bunnies. Well, Another highly handy media player is about to make its move into the market. Maxiam is going to introduce the new PMP M800 that boasts 4.3-inch LCD screen and 480×272 resolutions. The most prominent feature is Burr Brown’s audio codec for improved sound quality while the eye-catching feature is its thickness of 17mm. That’s pretty cool. The M800 uses the USB 2.0 interface for swift connectivity and offers both the video (thanks to the TV Out functionality) and audio recording capabilities. The PMP M800 is expected to arrive in US, Korea, Europe, China and Hongkong for a price of US $415. Well guys, the horde of the media players in the market are making it really tough to select one.
An Australian company called 22Moo has developed a head mount for your video iPod and plans to get them to market by the end of this year. The product has been named HMD800 a device that has 2.1-track Dolby surround sound stereo earphones with a 30-inch wide screen. The display is made up of 2 TFT LCD with the color depth of 24 bit. The head mount can automatically recognize between NTSC/PAL. The lithium batteries of this device give 8 hours of backup and can be charged in two hours via a USB charger. The head mount are fully compatible with 5th generation Video iPods, 4th generation iPods with video out, any device with AV output such as Portable DVD Players and with Sony Playstations, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube. The price is said to be around $250.
M-Cody M-30 is an improved version of M-20 MP3 player and this new improved version comes in a metal casing with new color screen and host of features. The slim MP3 players TFT screen can display 260,000 colors and also has by now stranded in all MP3′s a FM radio and recorder. The MP3 gives voice/line-in recording with a battery support of 11 hours for audio and 5 hours for video. The battery can be then charged fully in 2 hours. The player has Image/text viewer and also games and remote control capabilities. The player is expected to hit the markets by December, but there is no word on the pricing yet.
As modern gadgets are getting smaller and smaller, their value is getting even bigger. But TA 454 Digital Video Player display movies, pictures, and even plays MP3, in an affordable price. Featuring 1.5″ screen, 256 megabytes of onboard memory, in addition to supports SD cards and USB connectivity, the new Video Player records sound and displays eBooks as well. Over and above the TA 454 Digital Video Player is extraordinarily minute, like most of modern gadgets. You may own it for just $79.95.
The iPod wearable video glasses form ICUITI iWear can be attached to your video iPod without the requirement of any power pack or external electronic. They get connected to your pod via a cable and have got automatic 2D/3D selector. The glasses provide a twin resolution of 320×240 px and it becomes virtually equal to a 44-inch screen viewed from the distance of 9 feet. The display of the glasses displays 24-bit True color and they weigh only 4 oz. What’s good is that there is no power drawn from the iPod and so its battery life remains the same. ICUITI iWear HMD are selling for $299 at the ICIUTI website.
The creators of Zen have launched a whole new range of speakers to integrate with there popular DAP. The Creative X-Fi Sound System Z600, Creative PlayDock Z500 and the Creative TravelSound ZEN V docking speakers. If you go by the looks they are a clear winner and add style to what ever place they are kept. The Z600 is the top of the pile and has got award winning X-Fi audio processor which will restore all the details and vibrancy that are lost during download compression of the file. The system consists of two wall mounted satellite speakers with a subwoofer and a 8-inch driver to give you the experience of sound and bass that you have never experienced before. There is also a fully functional remote with the system which will allow you to navigate the Zen’s playing functions. It can also be attached to an array of other appliances like TV DVD and CD player, the audio video out function will allow you to pipe media content to your TV. Now the second product the Creative PlayDock Z500 a docking system for ZEN V plus. It has got a fully functional remote and a Creative’s Wide stereo Effect which produces superior sound quality and these are magnetically shielded. As Z600 you can also connect Z500 to a range of appliances around the house and even receive crystal clear FM with this docking system as it has a built-in telescopic antenna. The last but not the least product is the Creative TravelSound for ZEN V Plus is also a docking system powered by 4 AA batteries which has the ability to play music up to 25 hours before batteries run out of power. It has four Neo- Titanium micro-drivers for smooth and crystal clear sound. The digital amplifier also increases the life of batteries. And if you pair it with Zen 8GB then you can listen to 4000 songs on the go. The entire product range is slated to be released on November 24th and Z600 will put you down by $399. The Z500 will cost $199 followed by TravelSound which will take away $129 from your pocket.
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.
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.
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.