Creative Japan has announced their latest Zen player. The MX 100/200 is available in either 8 or 16GB. It combines a DAP and MP3 player with a 2.5-inch LCD display screen. At a size of 83.2 x 55 x 11.9mm and a weight of 66g, it is compatible with WMV and DivX video files, and MP3, WMA and AAC audio files. Look for the debut of the Zen MX in May.
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Still rocking the vinyls? Is your iPod lacking in content because of it? Denon has the hookup for you. The DP-200USB turntable doesn’t just spin your records, but also rips them to the integrated USB drive. The accompanying software (this one is XP/Vista only for now, unfortunately) features Auto Track Divide, which recognizes silence between songs and will insert a new track tab for each track, and Audio Waveform Recognition, which will analyze a track’s first 15 seconds and search Gracenote for you. Stylistically, this unit looks like something straight out of my own rec room at my parents’ house. It’s available for $250.
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Now anyone can afford an MP4 player. The MSI MV622 is a mere 2.4-inches with 2GB storage and comes in black, white and pink. It supports RM, RMVB, FLV, MPG, DAT, AVI, MP4, WMV, 3GP, MPEG, MOV, VOB, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG , RA, M4A, APE and FLAC files for a mere $29.00. The MV882A is HD and has S-video out at a price of $58.00 for the 4GB abd $73.00 for 8GB.
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The NPD Group has a new report that states that in 2008, 87% of all digital music buyers in the U.S. used iTunes while 16% were purchased through Amazon MP3. Analyst Russ Crupnick says that being in second place is encouraging considering that it has only been around for 18 months.
“It used to be that iTunes was first, and second was practically nobody,” Crupnick said. The survey also reported that many of the consumers are older and still purchase CDs.
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Photo frames aren’t so dull-looking anymore. The QTV is not only a frame that can produce a slide show with music, it is also an FM tuner, and MP3 and 4 player. With a 3.5-inch TFT LCD, it has a 320x234p resolution, a built-in speaker, an alarm clock and calendar. The device has a built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery, an SD slot that supports SD/SDHC and MMC and USB 2.0 thumb drive. The QTV has an energy saving auto-shut off, comes in yellow or pukey pink with adapter and mini USB cable at a price of $89.00.
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The Mpgio Lisse S10 comes from the Korean company Dadam Design and is a 4-direction player. Available in 5 different colors, including the Luxury Edition Titan Blue with 4GB, it provides about 150 hours of recording. At a size of 46 x 40 x 11mm and a weight of 22g, the Lisse can move from left and right as well as up and down. With support of MP3, WAV and WMA files, it has an OLED screen and PAD for navigation.
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Finally, an MP3 speaker system that can do more than one function at a very inexpensive price. The TuneLight is compatible with any iPod or MP3 player and connects via headphone jack. Available in silver or black, the lamp comes with an energy-efficient 20W halogen bulb. The 2 organizer trays and 2 pencil/pen/scissors holders will help to keep your desktop neat and tidy, not to mention safer. The Tunelight is only $19.99.
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Now you can wear your tunes on your wrist with DigiFi’s Opera PMP watch. It features both MP3 and MP4 compatibility, a color display, a pedometer and, of course, a watch. It also has a Kleer wireless transmitter to send CD-quality sound to any Kleer-based headphones or receiver. The timepiece is scheduled to come out in the next few months at a price of about $200.00 and we certainly hope it comes in more colors than pukey pink.
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ION’s LP Dock allows you to transfer your old records directly to your iPod. With a standard USB connection, turn your music into MP3s and send them to your player, burn them to CDs or listen on your computer. It also features a line-level input to connect other music sources such as a cassette deck. The LP Dock works with both PC and Mac, and EZ Vinyl Converter with Gracenote MusicID can be downloaded to edit and clean up your tunes. The dock is available for $249.00.
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It’s such a pain when it comes to recharging your cellie or MP3 or 4 player. The Body Strap is minute and easy to attach. It supports Nokia, Motorola, Samsung or any 5-pin mini-USB PDA Phone. Recharge the strap, which has a voltage of 5.0V and current of 500mA, by connection to your computer or USB adapter. Choose either black or white at the mini-price of $4.99 and wear it or attach to your backpack or hoodie when on the go.
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