iStation has unveiled their T3. It features a 4.3-inch touchscreen with 480x272 resolution, supports MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, APE, AC3, and WAV audio files as well as MPEG-4, AVI, Divx, Xvid and WMV video files. The Korean made PMP also features a voice recorder, FM tuner, e-book capability, dictionary and a TV-out option. Available in 4, 8, 16 or 32GB with a SDHC expansion slot, it runs on Windows CE 5.0. At a size of 130x75.5x16mm and a weight of only 170g, there is no word yet on availability date or price.
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Why carry a boombox when you can wear one and be just as disruptive? The iCap is wireless and features a detachable 1GB MP3 player with Micro SD card slot, an FM stereo tuner, a voice recorder and 2 built-in speakers so that you and everyone else can listen to your tunes. An FM transmitter is optional and will allow you to send music to your buds’ players as well. The cap comes with a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery, AC charger, clip attachment and USB cable and carries a price of $119.95.
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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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Not to be outdone by Panasonic, Korea’s Digix has released a mini-MP3/video player. The IXING M1-TM weighs only 20g and is 5.6mm in thickness. It comes in 1, 2, and 4BG sizes and includes an FM tuner, text and video viewer, and voice recorder. It will handle MP3, MJPEG VIdeo, JPEG , Text, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG2.5. The 2GB model is available for 75,000 won (~$75.00.) More information is available on Digix’s site if you can wade through a minimal translation.
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The Ultra Thin Credit Card Voice Recorder is another example of carry less, but do more. The 3.4 x 2.2 x .26-inch device weighs only 36g but holds 1GB of memory for almost 70 hours of record time. It has a rechargeable Li-ion battery with up to 4.5 hours of record/playback time and has flip-out USB 2.0 connectivity for file transfer or deletion. The Voice Recorder, which can also be used as an MP3 player and USB flash drive, includes earbuds and a neck strap, and is available for a price of $69.99.
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Olympus is introducing its new USB Voice Trek V-41 Recorder in Japan. The thin, lightweight device supports stereo XQ/HQ/SP and mono HQ/SP/LP recording, and offers MP3/WMA playback. With its USB connection, it manages a quick transference of files to PC and features a 512MB capacity, mic, repeat playback from fixed sections, and noise cancellation. The recorder comes with battery, stereo earphone and a USB cable extension. Available in early September, its MSRP will be around ¥16,000 (~$140.00.)
Here’s a handy household gadget, perfect for families: the Fridge Message Magnet. Just attach it to the fridge (natch), and family members can leave messages for each other, just by pressing the corresponding button for that relative and leaving a voice recording. No more post-its or messy whiteboards—just the facts, mom. The buttons also function as picture frames for extra cuteness. A set of two will be available next month for $20 USD.
Belkin’s TuneTalk Stereo for iPod allows you to record memos, interviews, lectures, grocery lists, and the like, all on your iPod. It’s compatible with the 2nd generation iPod nano, as well as the iPod with video. In this episode of Unboxing Live, we open up the Belkin TuneTalk and show you what’s inside!
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