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5-in-1 Universal Microphone Set

Universal MicsCan’t get enough of those karaoke sing-alongs on your game system? This Universal Microphone Set is compatible with Wii, PS2, PS3, Xbox360 and PC. Attach by USB on systems Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/Server 2008, Linux kernel 2.4.0 or above or MaxOS 9.2 or above. The mics come packed with a 3.5 meter cable and adapters for whatever system you have. Become a rock star at a price of $23.87.

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Songbird 1.2 Release

Songbird Screen

Songbird has released its latest version 1.2. Available for Mac, Windows and Linux, the open source music player now includes 2-way synchronization with iTunes, although still not to an iPhone or iPod. Built on the Mozilla platform, Songbird can automatically organize and store your music files. With the use of Last.fm, improvements include new Radio Directory support for browsing and quick links for playing stations previously accessed. Check out their site if you would like to try the free download.

 

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Woman Charged Heavily for Downloads

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, Music,

RIAA logoBack in October of 2007, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was charged with copyright infringement of 24 songs and decided to fight the Recording Industry Association of America and Capitol Records instead of settling. But now a jury has decided that she is guilty and must pay 1.92 million dollars, which comes out to about $80,000 per tune. While it is possible that the RIAA may still settle for less, Ms. Thomas-Rasset is only the first of 20,000 that may be brought to court and is certainly being used to tell us all that her action was a no-no bigtime.

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BOSS TU-88 Micro Monitor/Tuner

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

TU-88The BOSS TU-88 works as a micro monitor and tuner. Available in black or white, it has three tuning modes, chromatic, guitar and bass and a flat tuning function with ACCU-PITCH verification by audible beep. It also has a built-in headphone amp with speakers simulator (including pedals) a metronome with patterns and volume control and MIX IN for jamming with PMPs. Contact BOSS for pricing.

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Sirius XM App Finally Released

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Entertainment, Music,

Sirius XMSirius XM has finally released its app to subscribers that allows 120 channels. Many favorites will be available such as The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem’s Shade 45 and Radio Margaritaville, while others like Howard Stern, MLB Play-by-Play and NFL Play-by-Play will not. A 7-day trial is available, but then a subscription is needed as well as iPhone OS 2.0 or later firmware. Current customers can use the app if their package includes online access. You can download the Sirius XM app now.

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Logitech Guitar Controller for Xbox 360

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Music, Xbox 360,

Guitar Controller

Just as they previously came up with a wireless Guitar Controller for the Playstation, Logitech announced a new version for the Xbox 360. The licensed device features a wooden neck, metal frets and a rosewood fingerboard, with a strum bar and fret buttons. The Controller has a wireless range of about 30 feet and will be ready to tackle Guitar Hero in August in the US and Europe. You can pre-order now for $199.99.

 

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Mr. Jones Tengu All Stars

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Music, Toys,

All Star Tengus

Our bud Mr. Jones has announced 3 new Tengus that come complete with hideous hair and character stickers. Available in the form of Rotten, Stardust and Woodstock, each All Star bops to the beat like the original Tengu, is compatible with both PC and Mac, and is plug and play from your USB port. The precocious Tengus also come with their own USB cables and have a price of GBP 25.00 (~$41.00) apiece.

(Thanks, Crispin)

 

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Music Locker Sofa

Music Locker

Literally rock to the music with the Music Locker Sofa. Available in orange, green or gray, the seat features built-in 2.1-inch speakers on each side with a 2W amplifier output and a 4.5W subwoofer. It has an RCA input terminal as well as RCA and headphone output for the music player of your choice. At a size of 50 X 72 X 95cm, the comfy seat will be available this July for JPY 19,800 (~$202.00.)

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Aibelive AITALK With iPod Voice Command

AITALKAibelive’s portable AITALK can control your iPod with only voice commands. Search for albums, singles and artists and your player will begin immediately after your final selection. With Speaker Independent technology, there is no training required, it supports several languages and music preview when in search mode, and claims up to 90% accuracy. The gadget can also aid those who are driving and the disabled. When released, the AITALK should retail for about $85.00.

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Verizon Casio Exilim Camera Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Cell Phones, GPS,

Casio ExilimWe always appreciate when a company ups their product with technology as Verizon has done with their Casio Exilim. Their first camera phone features a 5.1 megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom that allows cropping without detail loss. The display swivels to give an extra coverage while the phone is being used as a camera. The cellie also supports V Cast music, Visual Voice Mail and VZ Navigator. Verizon is offering the phone for $449.99, $279.99 with a 2 year contract.

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