Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Newsmy CTV8 PMP

Newsmy CTV8 PMP

Newsmy CTV8 PMP


The Newsmy CTV8 is a new portable TV viewer and PMP combo that features a 4.3-inch LCD display, built-in stereo speakers, and an 8GB of storage space. The gadget is compatible with most of famous multimedia files including AVI, FLV, WMV, MPG, MP4, ASF, MP3, and OGG. Other important specs include a voice-recorder, an e-book reader, and a picture browser. The Newsmy CTV8 is priced at 699 Yuan or equal to $102. [Tech 163]


MP3HD To Compete With FLAC Codec

MP3HD To Compete With FLAC Codec

Samsung IceTouch MP3HD


Thomson has announced an alternative to the FLAC format which is known as the MP3HD. It is a lossless format with music bitrates averaging from 500 to 900 kbps (depending on the genre). What makes the MP3HD special is that it is backwards compatible with your standard MP3 format. In addition, the MP3HD format will use the same .mp3 extension. [Generation MP3]


4GB Necklace MP3 Player

4GB Necklace MP3 Player


Here’s another wearable MP3 player for you to grab that comes in the form of a necklace. Featuring a diamond shape design, the player sports a 4GB of storage, touch buttons, a USB 2.0 interface, a 3.5mm headset jack, a built-in rechargeable battery (up to 5 hours of music playback) and supports MP3, WMA and WAV audio formats. Grab yours now for just $19.99.





(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Samsung TicToc MP3 mimic salt shaker interaction

Samsung TicToc MP3 mimic salt shaker interaction

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Leave it to us Asians to figure out a way to take a mundane device like an mp3 player with no screen and repackage it into something cute and interesting. Samsung will be releasing their TicToc, a device set to compete with iPod shuffle type of products. Apart from the TicToc looking like a sale shaker, it also changes songs with the  a shake of the player, quite innovative, but maybe not the best thing to have if you listening to this and running around the place.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

RAmos T11TE Unboxing with lots of Pictures


I finally got round to taking some snaps of the new RAmos T11TE. The T11TE uses a Telechips processor which is very good at video playback. You check out more images of the unboxing on the RAmos T11TE product page.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Newman B30 Goes After iRiver B30 and COWON E2

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In the same style as the iRiver B30 and the COWON iAudio E2, Newsmy has a new products dubbed the B30 MP3 player. Newman or Newsmy’s player, though is charming in a boxy way and should cost next to nothing-certainly not 139 p0unds. The name may suggest that the Newsmy B30 takes after the iRiver, it has more in common with the iAudio E2, which also has a prominent hoop built-in. Unfortunately, the Newman B3o isn’t officially available for order. There’s only the 2GB capacity but it does play lossless audio formats, which I heard is really sought after among audiophiles.


[via yesky]

JXD V3 PMP With Built-In Game Emulator


Unlike most portable multimedia players that we found in the market today, the V3 from JXD is rather unique, it has a built-in game emulator for playing your GBA, GBC, GB, NES, SMD, SMC, BIN and SWF games, and an integrated 5-megapixel camera for capturing video and digital still images. Apart from that, the player also boasts a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 TFT LCD display, an 8GB of storage, an FM radio a USB 2.0 port, TV-Out and supports most multimedia formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, AMR, AAC, FLAC, APE, RMVB, RM, AVI, VOB, DAT, MPG, FLV, 3GP, MP4, ASF and WMV. The JXD V3 retails for $112.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Cowon iAudio i9 Review

Cowon iAudio i9 Review


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As the next player in the ‘i series’ of player the i9 takes on a different form factor in a slim candy bar player with touch screen and tactile buttons. This size makes it so much more comfortable compared to its i6 and i7 siblings. There are also incremental improvements in UI and features. So if you have previously dismissed the i6 and i7, you might want to take a look at this new player.


(Via Anything But iPod.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yinlips V900HD Portable Media Player

Yinlips V900HD Portable Media Player

Yinlips V900HD PMP


Yinlips just announced a new V900HD portable media player that looks quite similar to the RAmos T11 RK. The player supports 720p and H.264 video playback and is compatible with most of famous video and picture formats, including MKV, AVI, RM, RMVB, MP4, MOV, VOB, DAT, FLV, 3GP, JPEG and BMP. Additional features include an FM radio, an HD-essential HDMI port, and a TXT e-book reader. The Yinlips V900HD retails for around $100. [IMP3]


Enter E-MP35 Entry-level MP4 Player

Enter E-MP35 Entry-level MP4 Player

Enter Emp35 MP4 Player


Enter has released its latest MP4 player namely the Enter E-MP35. The gadget features a 4.3-inch (4:3 ratio) LCD display with three bright-pink tactile controls located either side of the screen and a 4GB of storage space. Its battery provides up to 4 hours and 25 minutes of video playback or 12 hours of music playback. The E-MP35 also supports DivX/Xvid, WMV, MP4, FLAC, MP3 and WMA file formats. Other specs include an FM tuner, a TV-Out interface, an alarm clock, an e-book reader, and a collection of games. No word on pricing or availability so far. [Tech2]


Planex Rugby Ball Shaped PMP

Planex Rugby Ball Shaped PMP

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Japanese brand Planex have rounded off the corners of the traditional PMP with the MZK-WDPR, a vaguely rugby ball-shaped player.

Cased in the round shell is a 3.5 inch 320 x 240 resolution screen and the player supports MP3, WMA, MPEG4 and H.264 playback, an FM tuner, WiFi (for Picasa, Twitter, YouTube etc.)

The 2GB model costs 200 Euros / $277 (!)




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Kula TV is big, klunky but entertaining


Sungale has unveiled it’s new mobile TV device called the Sungale Kula TV. The device which was showcased at CES received a lot of attention, but we’re just not sure why?


First off, with its thick, black enclosure and 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen, the Kula is reminiscent of a brick. Secondly, the large, pop-up Wi-Fi antennae, which can be used for accessing streaming TV stations from around the world, is rather unsightly. Thankfully, the antennae can be neatly hidden; although, we doubt you will be using it outside of the confines of your own home.


Even though the device features support for music, movies and photos, the 2GB internal memory will limit your mobile file collection. Consumers will have to consider investing in a SD card for the available slot. There is word of a recharageable battery, but no word on charge-life.


It’s not all gloom. One notable feature is the device’s television UI: it is able to live stream television programs from all over the world, which are organized by country and language not forgetting the content categories such as News, Sports and Finance.


With a release date of early March, the Kula will retail for a respectable $199 USD. We have to give Sungale props for scrapping subscription fees.


[via TechHearld]





Cube C30 MP3 Player

Cube C30 MP3 Player


Here’s another stylish yet slim MP3 player for you to grab, the Cube C30. This compact player can play MP3, WMA, WAV, APE and FLAC lossless music formats and has a built-in lithium battery that supports up to 15 hours of music playback. What’s more, it also comes with a 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, a USB 2.0 interface and uses MAX9722 stereo headphone amplifiers that provide a total output power of 130mW. The Cube C30 will set you back $66.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Ainol V8000HDV PMP Supports 1280p Video Playback

Ainol V8000HDV 1280p PMP


Chinese manufacturer Ainol has released the V8000HDV HD PMP that supports 1280p video playback. The gadget features a 4.3-inch (800 x 480) display screen with an HDMI-output, so you can play the video on an HD LCD display. Priced at $142, the 16GB V8000HDV is compatible with TS, AVI, MP4, MPG, MKV, PSP, DAT, VOB, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, MOV, M2V, QT, AVI and M2A video formats.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)