Sprint is bringing FM radio to select Android and Windows Phone devices this year with the NextRadio tuner app. This move makes Sprint the first US carrier to herald FM radio in such fashion, and shows the amount of faith the carrier puts in a format some might say is already dead.
Sprint also revealed an application bundle for the Sprint Zone on Android dubbed "Entertain Me." The bundle will feature Sprint TV and Movies, Sprint Music Plus, Spotify, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Shazam, and Rumpus.
Apple just announced its new iPod nano (7th generation) MP3 player during the iPhone 5 event. The new iPod nano is 38% thinner than its predecessor, and now rocks a 2.5-inch multitouch display that is capable of playing widescreen videos. It's got support for the new Lightning connector, an FM radio tuner with recording capabilities, Bluetooth 4.0 built-in, and Nike+ pedometer support out of the box. If you're excited, you'll have to wait a while, as the new nano won't ship until October. You'll be able to get the 16GB portable media player for $149.
Check out our live iPhone 5 event coverage for all the details!
The GoGear Muse from Philips has some very interesting features including a 3-inch display, plus 16GB of internal storage space. Its battery is good for about 25 hours worth of audio playing, and five hours of video playback. As far as formats are concerned, the GoGear Muse can handle MP3, BMP, GIF, PNG, OGG, as well as Real Video and Real Audio formats. Cutting edge, we know. The GoGear Muse is planned to come to Singapore first for $244, after which point we’d hope to see it hit the States, although that is unlikely.
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Intempo Digital has released the Rebel, a nifty little device that samples FM music from stations and saves up to forty of the most often repeated tracks as MP3 files. Even better, it cuts out annoying advertising and over-talky DJs. With its line-in jack you simply plug into DAB or Internet radio, then download to your cell phone or MP3 player. At a size of 195 x 80 x 70mm and a weight of 1kg, you can connect the Rebel by USB. The self-censoring digital music gadget is available for £69.99 (~$109.00.)
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It’s JVC’s turn to come up with a new, portable iPod audio system. The RA-P30 features an alarm clock, FM radio, stereo speakers with 3D surround sound, remote control, and AC adapter. The system, available in silver or black, can also run on AA batteries (not included) and is expected out in June in Japan. We suspect that this one, like the myriad of others we show you, will be accessible in other locales by the next holiday season.
Leadtek’s WinFast PalmTop DTV200 H has a whole lot of name for its minute size, but we certainly like its looks. The analog/digital PCTV box is plug and play with USB 2.0, and has DVB-T, FM antenna, a 4-in-1 AV cable and remote. The device, which accepts NTSC, SECAM, and PAL standards, works with your PC to deliver video to your VCR, game console, or camcorder. Powered by WinFast PVR2, its functions include DirectBurn, time shifting, scheduled recording, and EPG on a 2-layer menu. Contact Leadtek for price and availability.
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We’ve seen all kinds of alarm clocks, FM radios, lamps, iPod docks, and jukeboxes in our comings and goings. But have you ever seen anything that combines all of these into one? Well now you have, courtesy of Brookstone. This 1950s-motif-ed contraption even lights up when turned on, instantly making it the
centerpiece of whatever room it’s in. Perfect for the person who really has everything. Available for $99 USD.