Sony’s new Walk
man NW-EO13 set of PMPs has obviously been designed to include the princess in your life. With its 1 GB storage capacity, it can handle MP3s, ATRACs, WMAs, AACs, and PCMs. It features a color LCD display and FM tuner. Powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery, and with a size of merely 82.9 × 22.4 × 13.6 mm, look for a mid December release for 10,980 yen (~$102.00.) Perhaps your princess will grant you one of those Christmas favors you have been trying to earn for the entire year.
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Looking for stocking stuffers? These digital Mini-Video Players are also good for audio recording and playing, and include FM tuners and integrated speakers. With up to 8 hours of battery life, they have high-res screens and come in Neon M3 with a 2.4-inch screen, which is heat sensitive and will glow by touch and the Ice, with a 2.8-inch screen and brushed aluminum finish. Each credit card-sized device has 2GB storage, is chargeable by USB, comes with headphones, and has a MSRP of $99.99.
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We have seen iPod docks for playing and charging, mini-jukeboxes that flash and whir, FM tuners, alarms clocks, and oddly designed lamps. Combine them together with some built-in speakers and get this rather tacky 8 ½ x 10 ¾ x 20-inch Brookstone gadget, something you might get your Uncle Dennis to show you care, but not really all that much. He had better be a fave uncle, however, because it carries a MSRP of $99.99. We suspect that the next one will also vacuum your nightstand.
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Today, Samsung Korea introduced its latest digital multimedia player, the YP-T10. It will play MP3s, WMAs, OGGs, and WMVs, and features an FM tuner, Bluetooth capability, voice recorder, and Character GUI. The DMP is available in four colors and can play up to 30 hours of audio time and 4 hours of video. The MSRP for the YP is 159000 Won (~$175.00) for the 2GB version and 189000 Won (~$208.00) for 4GB. While we don’t see anything particularly outstanding about the player, we might consider purchase if they throw in the YEPP pup.
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Denmark’s BlueTinum has released its ultimate Internet Home Entertainment System. It features an FM tuner, DAB Radio, MP3 and DVD playability, iPod cradle, and PC streaming. It also comes with a remote, an SD/MMC cardreader, and USB connectivity. There are optional speakers available for those who want their music beyond the 2 x 15W level. The company offers differing models depending on features desired. Look for the BT-H1505 and the in the upcoming months with an MSRP starting at €69,00 (~$97.00.)
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Look, Ma, no more cords. RCA is banking on their new Jetstream, a 1 GB MP3 player that comes with FM tuner/record with 20 presets and wireless earphones, to make it to your wishlist this Holiday season. The S2501’s coverage is about 30 feet so when your boss tells you not to play your music during working hours he/she won’t know you have stashed the PMP in a drawer and are secretly listening to “Born to Be Wild” while waiting for the clock to strike 5:00. Look for the Jetstream’s release to be sometime this month at a cost of ~$139.00.
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Sandisk might just take a bite out of Apple with their Sansa View Video and MP3 Player. It will play MP3s, WMA, and WAV files, as well as MPEG4, WMV, and H.264 video at 30 fps. It also handles audio books and JPG images, and has a digital FM tuner with 20 presets. At the diminutive size of 4.29 x 1.95 x 0.35-inches and weight of 2.9 oz., it features a 2.4-inch TFT screen with 320 x 240 res. The View features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery for 35 hours of audio or 7 hours of video. Take your choice of the 8 GB model for $149.99 or the 16 GB for $199.99.
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Sony has unveiled its two latest video Walkmans to the U.S. The NWZ-S618 features a 1.8-inch QVGA LCD Screen and an FM tuner with 30 presets that can give you up to 9 1/2 hours of video fun. The deluxe NWZ-A810 has a 2-inch QVGA LCD display with higher quality ear buds and up to 8 hours of video playback. Both players support Windows Media audio, non-secure AAC and MP3 formats, allow JPEG photo files, and feature an AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile and MPEG-4 video codecs. The battery will provide up to 33 hours of music playback. Look for the new players to debut next month.
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Wolverine’s EPS 250 GB Multimedia Storage Player is a 7-in-one card reader for moving JPEG, Bitmap, Tiff, Text, and RAW images to memory cards. It supports CF, SD & SDHC, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, and XD cards. Add the optional adapter and it will also read MS-Duo, MS-Duo Pro, miniSD, and RS-MMC cards. If you are in it for the music, the EPS has a built in FM tuner, built-in mic and supports MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, and CDA. With an optional Cradle System it will record MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9, and Xvid video from your TV/VCR/VTR or camcorder.
Designed for professionals, the battery-operated device is perfect for traveling and comes with earphone, USB and A/V cables, charger, and carrying case. We like the versatility of this do-it-all gadget although the EPS sans options will still set you back $649.99.
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Motorola has unveiled two new cell phones in Taiwan. Their L72 SLVR features the same 11.5 mm thinness as its L7 forefather, and now also has a 2 mp cam with zoom and auto-focus, HSDPA, an FM tuner, a micro SD card slot, and CrystalTalk for improved tonal quality. The Maxx V1110 (shown here) updates the Vodaphone V1100 and works on mostly the same technology as the L7 but has a 1.3 megapixel camera. Contact Motorola for future availability and price.
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