Creative’s ZEN MX does it all with a built-in SD card slot to access and create a playlist for more music, videos and photos. Weighing only 66g, it features plug and play use and a 2.5-inch TFT 16.7 million color display. It has an FM tuner, alarm clock, voice recorder and Creative’s easy navigation. Compatible with Windows XP or Vista, the 8GB MX has a price of $99.00 while you can get the 16GB model for $129.99.
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Blue has introduced its latest iPod recorder that they have dubbed Mikey, meant for those who would rather not take notes when attending lectures or business meetings. Compatible with iPod nano 2/3/4G; classic and 5G, and most iPod cases, the head contains stereo condenser capsules, can swivel up to 180º and can be tuned with 3-position gain settings. Mikey needs no software to run, can hold up to 4 hours of content and comes with a price of $79.99.
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Stop those greedy roommates or family members from stealing your last brew with the Kitsch’N'Fun Can Fridge Guard. Shaped like an ordinary soda can, record a message up to 10 seconds long such as “Don’t touch that!” When the refrigerator door is opened, the light activates the device. The gadget can also be used to remind others to do chores or comments for a spouse/partner like, “Hey, you just ate a Twinkie. Drop it.” The Guard needs 3 AAA batteries (not included) and will set you back £5.98 (~$9.00.)
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Want to know who dropped what off at your front door while you are toiling away at work? Mount the Peephole LCD Camera and DVR on your front door. With a motion sensor, the DVR records up to 11.2 hours of video on a 4G SD card (not included.) It will also keep track of time and date-stamp visitors, evil dogs sniffing around, or nasty neighbors who come snooping. The SecureSight set needs one CR2032 battery (included) and 3 AAA batteries (not included,) and comes with a mounting bracket, fixings and screws for $199.99.
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iShred can turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a rock funfest. Frontier Design’s app can turn even the most musically-challenged newbie into an artiste. Included is an interface with effects such as Fuzz, Delay, Treble Boost, Vibrato and Tremelo, and has a recorder and starter songs. Altogether there are over 2,000 chords, fret positions and scales. iShred can be used with Frontier’s Guitar, an acoustic app, and can be found $4.99 at the App Store.
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The Vig MP3 stereo player has a video and voice recorder, a camera and mic, and supports a MicroSD memory card. Its internal memory holds 2GB, charges via USB 2.0, and gets 90 minutes on the built-in Li-battery. At a size of 48 x 30 x 13.5mm and a weight of 39g, it comes with charger, USB cable, AC adapter, strap and earphone. The player carries a MSRP of $60.00.
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Let the bootlegging begin. Olympus has released the LS-10 Recorder, which they claim is like having a portable recording studio with results that are “better than CD quality.” Features include an LCD panel with level meter and peak indicator, built-in stereo mics, 2GB of storage space, and an SD card slot. Once you record, editing is possible with CUBASE LE4 software with 48 soundtracks and an assortment of effects. Compatible with either PC or Mac, the LS-10 can be had for ~$532.00.
Claiming to be the thinnest MP4 player on the planet, Chinavasion’s device is only 4.5mm wide and holds 4GB of internal flash memory. It also features button control, a mic recorder, and FM tuner. Fluent in almost 20 languages, it is USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible, has a 1.8-inch (160x280 resolution) screen, and a bit rate of 32 to 320Kbps. Compatible with Windows and Mac, it supports MP4s, MP3s, WMAs, ASFs, and WAVs. The MP4 Player comes with a USB cord and earphones at a price of $39.38.
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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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While we know that most people are into the MP3 experience, many of the
“earlier” generation still use cassettes for recording and duplication. Besides, if you head into any bargain aisle, you can get some decent prices on tapes. Sony has issued the CDF-W77, a dual dubbing tape recorder with AM/FM tuner. In case you have some of both or want to take the plunge in digital music, there is a CD player included. The CDF is available for €100 (~$146.00,) at this point only in Japan.
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