It’s JVC’s turn to come up with a new, portable iPod audio system. The RA-P30 features an alarm clock, FM radio, stereo speakers with 3D surround sound, remote control, and AC adapter. The system, available in silver or black, can also run on AA batteries (not included) and is expected out in June in Japan. We suspect that this one, like the myriad of others we show you, will be accessible in other locales by the next holiday season.
The orbitsound T3 is a device that you wear around your neck, plug in your MP3 player, iPod, music phone, PSP, or PMP, and you get what the company calls “music in the air.” Battery powered, it is about the size of a cellie, is portable and lightweight, and features full airSound stereo. We were a bit curious about how it worked and discovered that the gadget “uses your chest cavity as a resonator to reinforce the sound from the unit when worn around your neck.” Uh-huh. We understand it will also work with a PC, TV, or desktop stereo and suspect that this is not an inexpensive gadget, as no price was available. Contact orbitsound for more details.
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Roberts has come up with the nifty Stream 202 radio that plays DAB, FM, and WiFi if you have a broadband connection with wireless router or Ethernet. Stream your computer’s stored tunes, listen to stations all over the planet, and save your faves with 15 presets. The Stream also features an intuitive menu, 2 alarm timers, an aux. input for MP3 player, and a socket for headphones. At a size of 300 x 174 x 115mm and a weight of 1.47kg, the radio comes with an AC adaptor or can run on 6 D batteries (not included.) It carries a price of £149.99 (~$292.00.)
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HTC’s Touch Diamond is the latest smartphone to join the pack. It features a 2.8-inch touch screen, TouchFLO 3D for images, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus cam for stills and video, HSDPA connectivity, 4 GB memory, 256MB ROM, and 192 MB DDR SDRAM. There is GPS, HTC Weather reporting, and it has both Wifi and Bluetooth capability. At a size of 102 X 51 X 11.5mm and a weight of 110g, look for the Touch Diamond to come out for play in June.
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Although the movie won’t be out until June 27, Disney is already promoting it with two toys. The Ultimate WALL-E has 10 motors, a programmable remote with touch programming, and sensors to detect obstacles and sound direction. It is also MP3 compatible with built-in speakers, USB cables, and rechargeable batteries (included.) The robot will be at ToysRUs and Disney Shopping this fall for $189.99.
The iDance WALL-E, with animated eyes, talks and dances. The audio in-jack makes it compatible with iPods or MP3 players. Sound activated, it will be at various retailers this summer for $24.99.
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We so dig finding free stuff on the Net for you! This time it is Nine Inch Nails’ new release “The Slip.” While Prince offered a free single with his last album, you can download this one in its entirety. The formats include MP3, FLAC, M4A, or WAVE. Each one includes a PDF with artwork and credits. If you like what you hear on your PC or laptop, NIN is hoping you will also purchase their CD this summer. Click here for download.
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Mobiado has released the Camo, a top of the line cellie for the outdoorsy type. The cami design is hand-painted, so you know that its Limited Edition of 200 isn’t made for the masses. The phone is made of an anodized aluminum shell with stainless steel buttons and a 65k display with a 208 x 208 pixel res. It also features tri-band GSM, Bluetooth support, video streaming, music player and FM, and a 1.3 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. Contact Mobiado for price and availability details. We just want to know, if a Camo gets lost in the woods and rings, does it still make a sound?
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Random, I know…but it just had to be said. One of the absolute banes of my history with the Zune software is how freaking long it took to install it. Even when updates were released, those typically took a little while from start to finish as well. So imagine my delight earlier this morning when I fired up the Zune client to download the latest Zune 2.5 Spring Update, and having the entire process last less than two minutes. Fit and finish, indeed.
Oh, look! Another ET has landed. This Happy Alien Mini-Speaker can accompany your iPod, MP3, or MP4 player. With a USB rechargeable Li-ion battery, you can extend or retract its body to change the volume. At a size of 70 x 55 x 54mm and a weight of 60g, the speaker also features a 3.5mm stereo audio connector and comes in orange or blue with an MSRP of $11.90.
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To promote the Dark Knight, the latest Batman flick due out July 18, look for all kinds of new gadgets to give you pointy ears or simply to look kewl, such as this MP3 Player. At 7cm in length, it features a frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz, an included USB cable to recharge its battery for up to 12 hours, and is compatible with Windows XP/Vista or Max OS X v10.4.8. The player includes a Batsuit hood-shaped headset with ambient noise reduction and three pairs of interchangeable buds. At a price of $79.95, pre-order for a June/July delivery date.
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