India’s Spice Mobile has unveiled its X-1 Phone for game freaks. With a 2.4-inch display, it features a gaming controller peripheral, a 2 megapixel cam, Yamaha 3D surround sound, a call blacklist, and an integrated FM tuner. In addition, it has a memory slot for cards up to 2GB, Bluetooth connectivity, and comes with pre-loaded games and dedicated keys. The Spice X-1 retails for about $210.00.
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Creative has launched their new ZEN Mozaic. Features include a 1.8-inch TFT LCD display, a built-in speaker, FM tuner with 32 preset stations, and microphone. The 79.5 x 40 x 12.8 player weighs 43g supports MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM 10 and Audible (Format 4) and JPEG. Each one is has their Creative Centrale application for media management. Choose between several colors and sizes of 2GB for $99.00, 4GB for $129.00, and 8GB $169.00. As usual, the company also has available various accessories to go with the PMP.
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TrekStor has launched a new line of MP4 players for those on a budget. The i.Beat Move MP4 comes in 3 sizes and supports MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, and WMA-DRM9, JPEG, and AVI files. The small one has a 3.8cm screen, the medium a 4.6cm one, and the large has a screen size of 5.1cm. There is also a built-in FM tuner and a miniSD card slot. Prices start at £24 (~$48.00) for 2GB to £59 (~$120.00) for the 8GB model.
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Claiming to be the thinnest MP4 player on the planet, Chinavasion’s device is only 4.5mm wide and holds 4GB of internal flash memory. It also features button control, a mic recorder, and FM tuner. Fluent in almost 20 languages, it is USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible, has a 1.8-inch (160x280 resolution) screen, and a bit rate of 32 to 320Kbps. Compatible with Windows and Mac, it supports MP4s, MP3s, WMAs, ASFs, and WAVs. The MP4 Player comes with a USB cord and earphones at a price of $39.38.
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Samsung is making some strides with its slider DVB-H Mobile TV Phone. It features a 2.6-inch QVGA TFT screen with 262K colors, a 3 mp cam with power LED, a music player with library, an FM tuner, and Bang & Olufsen ICEPower tech for sound. With up to 5 hours of play, there is also an electronic service guide with TV channels and PIP, and Time-Shifting in case you are interrupted by a call. Unfortunately, the thin 16.7mm P960 will start out in Europe before it hits the States.
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iLuv has a new 2.1 channel iPod Docking/Charging Station with a built-in woofer. The i399BLK features an FM tuner with 20 preset keys, a digital clock, beat-sensitive mood lighting, remote control and aux. inputs for 3.5mm headphones and alternate devices. The station supports Bluetooth and comes with a detachable BluePin for turning your cellie into a speakerphone. Compatible with most dockable iPods (the exceptions being 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gens,) it comes with a price of $229.00.
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Not to be outdone by Panasonic, Korea’s Digix has released a mini-MP3/video player. The IXING M1-TM weighs only 20g and is 5.6mm in thickness. It comes in 1, 2, and 4BG sizes and includes an FM tuner, text and video viewer, and voice recorder. It will handle MP3, MJPEG VIdeo, JPEG , Text, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG2.5. The 2GB model is available for 75,000 won (~$75.00.) More information is available on Digix’s site if you can wade through a minimal translation.
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Viewty is a device that can’t decide whether it is a phone or a 5 megapixel cam. At a length of 10cm and only 1.4 cm thickness, the LG U900 has a 3-inch screen, and such fun features as a digital zoom, Xenon flash, autofocus light, lens with manual focus dial, and a handy touchscreen. There are more camera controls, such as selection keys, playback, and image stabilization. The phone offers Bluetooth connectivity, an MP3 player and FM tuner, and voice recorder with a battery life of up to 11 days on standby and 3 hours of chat time. You really have to love your Viewty as it comes with an $899.00 price.
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We thought you would like to see more of the Best of Innovations at the CES 2008. First up is the Audio Accessories category and the winner is the Kensington LiquidFM Deluxe iPod to FM Transmitter. Dubbed the QuickSeek, the device finds you the clearest station it can using ClearFM technology and displays the title and name on its RDS. It comes with 3 station presets. It also serves double duty by charging your iPod at the same time. The QuickSeek is compatible with 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen nanos, 4th and 5th gen regulars, the classic, and the touch iPod, and comes at a price of $89.99.
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BeoSound 3 is the latest portable audio system from Bang & Olufsen. It combines both digital music and FM radio tunes with its full-range mono speaker. It features a SD card reader that will support up to 2GB, a clock/timer, and runs on a rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of playback. At a size of 5.3 x 3.5 x 16.5-inches, it comes in an anodized aluminum cabinet with soft-touch operation a handle that can be wall-mounted. B&O is kindly offering their music maker at a $795.00 holiday price, down from its $875.00 previous cost.
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