Sony has updated their USB Walkman E-Series, the 2GB NW-E042 and 4GB NW-043, and added an 8GB NW-E044. With a 3-line color LCD display, it also has FM tuner, SonicStage V music management software and support MP3, ATRAC, AAC, WAV and WMA. Unfortunately they don’t support DRM music, however each comes with a Stype-UP Panel, an interchangeable skin. The Walkmen come with their own USB cable for charging and sync and EX earbuds with 13.5mm drivers. Look for them in mid-May in Japan with prices ranging from ~$81.00 to ~$132.00.
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This black and white boombox can also play video. The HJ69 features a 3.5-inch TFT display, a PC woofer, a clock with optional music or radio alarm and built-in FM tuner. It will play MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, WMV, ASF and WAV music files as well as RM, RMVB and AVI video files. Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, power it up with AAA batteries (not included.) Contact Made-In-China for more details and price tag.
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Elecom has teamed with Power Graphixx and Rotterdam’s doing to come up with 6 different Limited Edition Earphones. The company promises less distortion and outside noise with its closed mold design. Each set has an impedance of 16 ohm, a pressure response of 92dB/1mW, playback frequency of 20Hz - 20kHz and a 1.2m cord length. Plug into your iPod or other PMP in with its 3.5mm stereo mini-plug. Select your favorite for $29.99.
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The Dexim AV Dock Station lets you watch and listen to tunes through your home stereo and view photos and videos on your TV while your iPod (except shuffle) or iPhone recharges. At a size of 5 x 5.5 x 2-inches and a weight of 18 oz., its remote will operate up to 26 feet away and controls play/pause, volume and forward/back operation. Make sure your device has the latest software update to work properly. The station comes with a cable, adapter, and Apple dock inserts and is available for $69.95.
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Sony’s answer to Apple’s touch may turn out to be competition. The X1000 features a 3-inch (432x240 pixels) OLED touchscreen display, 32GB storage, an FM tuner, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV audio/AVC, H.264, MPEG4, WMV video capability and 802.11g/b WiFi. It also has integrated noise cancellation, a NetFront browser, 33 hours of music or 9 hours of video playback. No price or availability date as yet and we hope it comes in more than the finish shown.
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Samsung has a new YP-VP1 voice recorder that includes a built-in camera. Take a picture and use VoicePix to add a tag. Other features include voice detection, FM tuner and noise reduction. In a choice of black or silver, the YP-VP1 comes in a 2GB model with 520 recording hours in LP mode and a 4GB that can hold up to 1040 hours of audio. At this point, the device is only available in Korea but somehow it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see some in use at next year’s CES.
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Photo frames aren’t so dull-looking anymore. The QTV is not only a frame that can produce a slide show with music, it is also an FM tuner, and MP3 and 4 player. With a 3.5-inch TFT LCD, it has a 320x234p resolution, a built-in speaker, an alarm clock and calendar. The device has a built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery, an SD slot that supports SD/SDHC and MMC and USB 2.0 thumb drive. The QTV has an energy saving auto-shut off, comes in yellow or pukey pink with adapter and mini USB cable at a price of $89.00.
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Bang & Olufsen continue to come out with audio products for the upper 5% that can afford them. Released in North America Friday, the BeoSound 5 features a 10.4-inch touchscreen for browsing with a playlist and a 500GB hard drive to keep your tunes. It also will suggest other tracks/tunes based on your likings.You can get a base system for $5,900.00 but then again, you can put the money into a newer iPod and buy yourself a decent used car.
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The Mpgio Lisse S10 comes from the Korean company Dadam Design and is a 4-direction player. Available in 5 different colors, including the Luxury Edition Titan Blue with 4GB, it provides about 150 hours of recording. At a size of 46 x 40 x 11mm and a weight of 22g, the Lisse can move from left and right as well as up and down. With support of MP3, WAV and WMA files, it has an OLED screen and PAD for navigation.
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Turn up the volume of your iPhone 3G with Ten One Design’s SoundClip. The company claims that it will increase clarity as well of upping the volume for both music and movies. The SoundClip has a conical deflection chamber and gives a 10dB gain between 6kHz and 20kHz and the added bonus of keeping your dock connector dust-free. With a handy cord grip to keep it secure to your charge cable, the device sends sound waves towards you. The best part? A $7.95 price tag.
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