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iSpin for Budding DJs

iSpinThere is a new way to play DJ. The iSpin allows you to hook up two iPods or other MP3 players, or a combination of the two, and mix up a few tunes. The portable kit features cross-fading and other fun tricks with the ability to switch audio between original and mixed effects.The combo headset/microphone also lets you route your mic either directly or through the effects .  At a price of $140.00, contact Sergio to get more info on availability.

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Speakers Get Smaller, Cutesy, Wearable

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Misc. Tech, Music

Mini Lips SpeakerMini Mouse Speaker

Brando is always coming up with the latest in USB gadgets and has just acquired two mini-speakers. Both work with all electronics that have a 3.5mm stereo audio connector such as a cell phone, MP3 player, or CD player. They also have a 2W output, rechargeable Li-ion batteries, and on/off and volume switches. You can even wear them with included neck straps. Both come with audio and USB cable. Select from the Mini Lips or Mini Mouse with flashing eyes at a price of $14.00 each.

(Thanks, Fanny)

 

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miCoach Helps to Keep You Fit

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, GPS, Misc. Tech, Music

miCoach

Talk about combining pleasure with guilt. The Samsung Adidas miCoach features stereo FM, an MP3 player, a 2-inch 262,000 TFT display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, a 2 megapixel camera, a sliding keypad, GPS ability, E-mail and Internet connectivity, and all the usual cell phone bells and whistles. In addition, it has built-in step and pulse meters as well as training tips and time updates. It will come out in Germany and other parts of Europe in mid March. Available in 7 colors and 2 models, we could see this being particularly helpful during the next gorging holiday season.

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Jukefly Keeps Your Tunes for You

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Music

Jukefly logoJukefly is a free streaming music service that you can use to access your music as well as dig new stuff from others’ suggestions. Sign up, create an account, and download its server. Select folders and stream the music. It will be there any time you want to throw a mini-music party. Jukefly supports WMAs, OGGs, MP3s, and DRM iTunes. Expect FLACs in the future. We can see this as a handy way to access your tunes without taking up space on your own computer and finding new music from those who have the same taste.

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An MP3 Player Even A Squirrel Would Love

Acorn MP3 PlayerDonya has cleverly created an MP3 player inside a wooden acorn. It runs on batteries and is a size of only 35mm high with a small lanyard.  With a 1GB memory capacity, it will play MP3, WMA, and OGG files. Play time is about 3 hours and it takes approximately 4 for a recharge. Volume and selection are on the top, while an earphone jack is on the bottom of the player, which automatically turns it on when you plug in and off when you unplug. Attached to your USB port, it will download and recharge. The Acorn Player is available for 6,999 Yen (~$65.00.)

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LG Viewty is Two Gadgets in One

Viewty

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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Moderna Docks With Class

Phiaton Docking Station

We were wrong. We found two docking stations this week. Take a look at the Phiaton’s Moderna Series MS600 with a D class amp and bass reflex structure. It has a max input of 60W and comes with remote and AC/DC adaptor. At a size of 340 x 180 x 120 mm and a weight of 5.3 lb., it does have a certain stylishness, especially if your MP3 player matches. Contact Phiaton for price and availability in your area.

 

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BioShock Post-Launch Updates

BioShock Big Daddy and Little Sister

has, in the days since it’s release, received a seemingly equal amount of praise and criticism. While reviewers are raving about the game’s polish and atmosphere, some gamers have been griping about the way the game handles widescreen displays and some of the DRM issues on the PC version. And as was perhaps inevitable, someone in the mainstream media started some stink about the game’s moral dilemma involving harvesting versus saving the Little Sisters.

Irrational/2K Boston’s spoke with Joystiq about these and other post-launch issues, essentially coming clean that there were some mistakes made on their end, but confirming that they were committed to making things right. He also confirms that there isn’t any version in the works despite the reference to the platform found in a configuration file. Regarding the Little Sister concern, Levine says:

This is a game about making your own choices and consequences. It doesn’t take things lightly. Somebody should just sit down and observe the sequence of harvesting a Little Sister. It is about the most thoughtful presentation and most carefully executed presentation of the subject. It is strictly about getting the emotional content across without unnecessary violent content. There are people on the flip side who want to chase down a Little Sister with the gun, if they want that, they’re playing the wrong game.

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