It has been a while since we covered a Klipsch product, but the company just announced the new Image S4i, “an in-ear headset that combines the company’s acclaimed sound performance and amazing comfort value with a unique in-line microphone and remote.”
It’s designed for iPhone and iPod users, and features Apple’s advanced three-button microphone and remote system that can handle voice and/or music controls. By the way, the Image S4i works seamlessly with the iPhone 3GS, and the latest releases of iPods. It is also compatible with the Apple VoiceOver feature on the 3rd gen iPod Shufle, so you can hear the name of the playlist, song, or artist.
The Klipsch Image S4i is planned for release in August, at a price of $99.99.
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Aibelive’s portable AITALK can control your iPod with only voice commands. Search for albums, singles and artists and your player will begin immediately after your final selection. With Speaker Independent technology, there is no training required, it supports several languages and music preview when in search mode, and claims up to 90% accuracy. The gadget can also aid those who are driving and the disabled. When released, the AITALK should retail for about $85.00.
Nag your loved ones with this Video Fridge Magnet. Record up to 30 seconds of A/V with its built-in camera and recorder, and it will playback on a 1 1/2-inch LCD screen and speaker. When a message is stored on the device, an LED lights up. With one click of a button, the message plays back. When it needs a recharge, plug into your PC’s USB port. Although the magnet is temporarily out of stock, contact them if you would like to pre-order for GBP 29.99 (~$48.92.)
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Tascam has updated their CD-160 player with the appropriately named CD-200. Utilizing a TEAC CD-5020A transport that has a smoother loading drawer for less clamping noise, the player also has an improved internal clock for better sound and less jitter. The CD-200 features the same phono outputs and S/PDIF digital out as its predecessor, can play MP3 and WAV files and comes with a wireless remote. Contact Tascam for pricing information.
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Iriver has released their new B30, a successor to the B20. The PMP has an accelerometer, supports UCI and comes with SRS CS headphones. Other features of the 109.5 x 56.9 x 11.15mm player include a 2.8-inch QVGA display, a battery life of 40 hrs. music, 6 hrs. video and 5.5 hrs. DMB. Compatible with MP3/WMA/OGG/ASF/FLAC/APE audio and AVI/WMV/MP4 video, select white, black or silver in 4/8/16GB (with microSD) at prices starting at $155.00.
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The Sonix7 Media Pro has the distinction of having 20 hours of video and 30 hours of audio playback on a charge. The PMP has a 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen, supports MP3, MP4, AVI and Xvid formats, and has eBook capability. It also has a digital and video cam in case you want to make some videos of your own. The Sonix7 can hold up to 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos or 60 hours of video and is available for $136.00 for the 8GB model and $159.00 for 16GB.
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Jobo has introduced its new line of NANO high-end digital frames. The 7 Series Basic, Pro and Media versions are each less than a cm thick, come with remote and have a 7-inch high res TFT color LCD display. The Pro and Media frames have touch-activated buttons on the bottom front that disappear when not in use. The Media frame shows digital photo slide shows, plays music as well as video with audio and music. Contact Jobo for price and availability.
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The Portable Video Enlarger and DVD Player works with 5G video iPods. With an 8 ½-inch, 16:9 widescreen LCD, it can charge your player while in use and has an AV port for TV output. Slide your iPod into the front and it is protected with a clear plastic cover. Other features include rechargeable batteries for 3 hours of video or 4 hours of audio and dual headphone jacks. The player supports DVDs, VCDs, CDs, MP3 CDs, and iPod video/music files, comes with remote and AC/DC adapters and carries a price of $269.95.
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The unlocked iOrgaine F8 HiPhone combines TV and FM receivers, MP4 and MP3 playback, quadband GSM and Bluetooth connectivity. It also takes 2 SIMs at once and has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, preloaded software and a TF card slot with 1GB card included. The rechargeable 1800mAh Li-ion battery is good for 2.5 hrs. of talk time and 150 hours of standby. Pack that into a Meizu-like casing with an accelerometer and you have yourself quite a handy tool for $189.99.
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Creative Japan has announced their latest Zen player. The MX 100/200 is available in either 8 or 16GB. It combines a DAP and MP3 player with a 2.5-inch LCD display screen. At a size of 83.2 x 55 x 11.9mm and a weight of 66g, it is compatible with WMV and DivX video files, and MP3, WMA and AAC audio files. Look for the debut of the Zen MX in May.
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