Grab a refurbished Zen V Plus for Mom’s Day in pukey pink and white or gross green and black from Creative. With FM tuner and voice recorder, the 2GB MP3 Player features the characteristic 1.5-inch color screen and will play refurbished music, photos and videos (just kidding.) Order one at the very discounted price of $35.99. If you already have a player, they are also offering Live! Cams, earphones, speakers, a travel mouse and other goodies at reduced prices, with free shipping on orders over $99.99. That’s a lot of mother love.
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Nokia must be pleased that Sony BMG has teamed up with the Universal Music Group to allow their subscribers to have access to their music catalog. They join companies such as A&M, Geffen Records, Decca, and Motown Records. The company’s “Comes With Music” program, which started up last December, allows some users, depending on the model of phone, to download any of their songs on their cell phones or computers. Those phones should become available in the 3rd Quarter of this year at as yet undisclosed prices. The UMG subscription service will allow downloaders to own the tunes after a year.
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Vahakn Matossian’s Boomboy can hang on my desk top any time. The loudspeaker is hand carved from walnut and has a bass duct running through his body and a Bowers & Wilkins driver. The prototype holds a pencil in his little fist, but you can substitute a cable or some earbuds. Vahakn claims he has a “loud voice and naughty temperament, slight drinking habit, good with the ladies.” We can vouch for the latter, although we wonder if the designer was describing himself.
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The iHome iP99BR claims itself to be the first iPhone clock radio that will also dock, charge, and play tunes. The device is also compatible with iPods and features a buzzer alarm, AM/FM presets, snooze, and 3D stereo sound with Reson8 speakers. It also has a customizable playlist ability, a DST switch, an LCD display with dimmer, and comes with a remote. iHome says that it has been designed to shield TDMA noise which makes it even more desirable. Expect the iP99 to make its June 1 debut with an MSRP of $149.99.
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When everyone else is playing Guitar Hero, are you the type that secretly wants to lead an orchestra? Then the USB Virtual Maestro is for you. Designed to get kids interested in music, Teresa Nakra and her team of programmers with Immersion Music came up with software that will speed up or slow down the orchestra with the use of a Nintendo Wii remote. The project includes a free-standing wall, a speaker, and a 42-inch plasma screen displaying the music makers.
Two of the games have been on tour around the States since November and there is a chance that it will hit Europe this summer. We are thinking that if they get enough support, the team will try to come up with one for consumer use.
EKS has released its next generation Otus, a USB DJ board. The 2-in-1 controller uses virtual audio tech for two channels. At a size of 365 x 335 x 70mm and a weight of 1.5 kg, the aluminum device has a large, configurable 7.5-in jog wheel, a physical pitch slider, and a touchpad and motion sensors for samples, effects, or cuepoints. A switch key allows two control layers. With MIDI support and mappers, you can program both audio and video. To get the cool-looking Otus in June, contact EKS to find price and availability nearest you.
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We love robotic animal toys almost as much as the genuine article, with the exception being the annoying Furby, even though that probably doesn’t qualify as an animal. Hal the Hamster sings and dances to Styx’s “Mr. Roboto.” Standing 6-inches, he needs 3 AAA batteries to do his thing and has a price of only $9.99. We think we might have programmed him with something more appropriate, such as “Chewy, Chewy” or “Spinning Wheel.” Then again, he is wearing a spacesuit.
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Sanyo is introducing its new ICR-PS1000M Diply Talk in Japan. The PCM voice recorder has a stereo mic and recording system. The device will hold up to 50 hours of music and/or voice. Using a 4GB miniSDHC will give you 5h40/min. if recorded in PCM and 279h30/min. if you use Mp3 (32kb/s.) By the way, it seems that there was a certain amount of discussion about its English name and the fact that it might get “picked on.” If they decide it needs rebranding, Sanyo’s price will undoubtedly go up. We shall see when/if it hits the States in time for this holiday season.
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If you are looking for a baby present, but the kid is too young for an iPod, what would be better than a Onesie to get the little nipper in the correct frame of mind? Unfortunately, it won’t change itself if you push a button and there is no mute. The American made garment is screen printed and available for $25.00 in a size of 6 to 12 months. Those greedy 3 to 6 month olds bought up all of them in the smaller size but you can pre-order for when they are back in stock. Of course, by then the infant will have outgrown it.
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If you can’t afford your own Ferrari, you may be able to compromise with the F1 phone. The cellie features a 2.2-inch LCD with 260k colors, a camera with 1280 x 1024 max output, and does 3GP and MP4 video as well as JPGs, GIFs, and Midis and MP3s with a support equalizer and a single stereo loudspeaker. Available in several language choices, the F1 also has Internet capability, a phone book, games, calculator, and alarm at a price of £96.38 (~$190.00.)
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