Still cleaning up from all the Thanksgiving hoopla? Take a nice long bath with the Floating Mood Duck Radio. His right wing features an on/off switch for lighting. Turn his head clockwise for volume control for AM or FM. To change stations on the tuner, simply give his tail a tweak. The duck is available for £12.99 (~$27.00) and we suggest at least 2 hours of stress relief with some aromatherapy salts thrown in for extra pampering.
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TEAC’s GF-650 Retro Stereo System allows you to turn your old LPs into a CD collection. The player/recorder can deal with up 32 tracks of music that can shuffle or repeat. The auto-return turntable can handle 33 1/3 and 45 records and is compatible with T4P mount (P-mount,) and let us not forget the AM/FM tuner with horizontal scale rotary volume control. Just in case you have audio from cassettes that you want to transfer, there is also an auxiliary input. Stereo speakers and remote completes the 18 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 15-inch system contained in a 30’s style black wood grain cabinet which will set you back $449.98. You might have to eBay off one of your old LPs just to pay for it.
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If you’re the parent of a “High-School Musical”-loving tween, we present to you this iPod dock/clock radio. The gadget features digital AM/FM in stereo, a backlit LCD display, a video output to watch iPod content on TV, an AC adaptor for charging and the option to wake up to the radio, iPod or alarm. As much as we’re like, so over “HSM”, we’ve gotta admit, this dock is pretty unique with some cool features, and the $60 USD price tag isn’t bad. The multi-tasking device supports “most” iPods, and will be available at Toys’R'Us in October, perfect for holiday gift-giving and the nationwide frenzy for the upcoming “High School Musical 2”, debuting August 17. Brace yourselves…
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a fan of “The Simpsons”, there is no better way to wake up than with Homer Simpson, sporting a beer and a smile. Which is why the Simpsons Jukebox is aj must have: it’s an AM/FM clock radio with a snooze functions, buzzer, LED radio display and mono speakers. We’re a little suspicious the jukebox may have been stolen from Moe’s Tavern, but if you don’t tell anyone, neither will we. Currently available for $36 USD.
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Okay guys, we get it, you are interested in the Zune. It seems that since posting our last video where we got to play with the Zune outside of a club, people have been asking us for more. Well, here you go. A big thank you goes out to Doug Dobbins for hooking us up with this interview with a Zune beta tester at the Podcast Media Expo. This is about as complete a Zune video as you will find anywhere - nice shots of the interface and navigation scheme of the device are all included, along with a little magnetic headphone love.
The iPod-formatted h.264 file below is higher-resolution than the others, resulting in 640x480 video love.
On a related note, be sure to check out our Zune Hands-On gallery.
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Sony Ericcson today announced the release of its Z550a quand-band clamshell phone, which has been designed just for the Americas. It features a 262k TFT display (220 x 176 pixels), a 1.3 Megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, a music and video media player, M2 (Memory Stick Micro) support, and 25MB of memory. You can send SMS/MMS/EMS or e-mail by POP or IMAP4. The Z550a also features full HTML browsing, an FM tuner, and Bluetooth capability. No news yet on price and availability, but check out Sony Ericsson to see if you should add it to your list for Santa this year.
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South Korea’s latest D-click input-based portable media device is tinier than ever. The iriver S10 has 2GB of flash storage for MP3, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, and WMA playback. Its OLED display is a mere 1.5” at a resolution of 128 x 96 pixels. With dimensions of 42 x 30 x 10.8mm and a weight of just 17.5g, maybe you can even hide it from the boss.
- Interface Type: USB 2.0
- Rated battery (audio) life: 8 hours
- Picture format: BMP
- Compatibility: PC
- FM radio/recording: Yes
- Voice recording: Yes
- FM recording: Yes
Not much else is known about the little critter, but we will keep you posted on its whereabouts, if we can find it.
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Trekstor has announced its new Vibez MP3 player, which will be out this November. The Vibez supports MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC files, as well as WMA DRM (Digital Rights Management) 9 and 10 formats. It is available with 8-15 GB storage (that’s 300 CD’s or 4200 songs) and can also be upgraded by the use of an optional FM tuner card.
At a size of 105x50x18 mm, Vibez carries an MSRP of EUR 199 (~$254) for 8 GB or EUR 229.00 (~$293) for 15 GB and utilizes a Lithium ion rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of non-stop Bjork.
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Sandisk has unveiled a new Sansa c200 series entry level mp3 player to supersede the c100 series released earlier this year. The new Sandisk C-series is 1.3” x 3.1” x 0.6” in size and weighs in at 1.51oz including the battery. The full color display measures 1.4” diagonal and displays album, artist and song info, as well as digital photos. The user-replaceable battery supplies around 15hrs use. The unit comes equipped with a microSD slot for expansion beyond the internal flash and features an FM tuner/recorder with 20 presetns and a voice recorder. Supported audio formats include MP3, WMA and protected WMA DRM, as well as other Audible formats. The player uses a standard USB 2.0 interface for transfers.
The Sansa c200 series comes in two flavors, the c240 with 1GB internal flash and the c250 with 2GB internal flash. They are competitively priced at $79.99 and $99.99 respectively.
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