August 2008 Archives

Aug 31, 2008

Grundig Audion 8 Hi-Fi streams your tunes from anywhere

Posted by in Audio, Wireless Stereo Systems
Grundig Audion 8 Wi-Fi Hi-Fi

The new Grundig Audion 8 Hi-Fi was on show at the IFA exhibition last week, and it seems to be quite a performer. Single-handedly taking on the Philips Streamium range of Wi-Fi Hi-Fis in the features stakes and Bang and Olufsen in the design stakes, the Audion 8 is an extremely flexible Wi-Fi Hi-Fi that […]


Aug 31, 2008

PodSpot – the world's largest iPod speaker

Posted by in Audio, Gadgets
PodSpot iPod speaker

If you need some serious ooomph to your music, you could do worse than buy yourself a PodSpot: an external speaker that’s been designed to hook up to an iPod or any other MP3 player, and broadcast the sound at a mighty 115db through its tweeters, horns and two huge 10″ subwoofers. To give you […]


Aug 31, 2008

Samsung releases Yahoo! powered HDTVs

Posted by in DLNA, HDTV, Samsung, Video and TV
Samsung Series HDTV

Samsung has released a new range of HDTVs called the Samsung Series 7 range. The interesting thing about these high-end TVs (apart from their great looks) is that they’re designed not just for watching TV, but also for viewing content from all manner of sources. There’s a USB connector, for example, for plugging in your […]


Aug 31, 2008

Sony have upped the bar

Posted by in MP3 Players, Sony
Sony Portable Media Player

I thought the Creative Zen Mozaic was bad enough but Sony have managed to raise the level of ugly with their PMX-U55 personal media player. I am not sure which bit of the above image I dislike the most, the picture of the dog or the media player itself. I just hope that the device […]


Aug 31, 2008

The sexiest DVD player this year

Posted by in LG, Video and TV
LG DVS450H DVD player

LG, like me, must have been looking around the DVD player market recently and yawned at how dreary and boring all the designs have been. There has been nothing new and exciting around for a long time, so LG decided to spice things up a little and produce the DVS450H DVD player. Ok the name […]


Aug 28, 2008

The 16 next-gen gadgets you'll want to buy in 2009

Posted by in Coming Soon, Featured, Lists
Sharp XS1HDTV

Its been a great year already for home entertainment gadgets, but what’s in store for next year? You might think it too soon to ask, but with with the IFA consumer electronics show in full swing, all the major gadget manufacturers are showing off their wares and setting out their stalls for next year. So, […]


Aug 25, 2008

Panasonic BluRay player with ultimate accessory: VHS

Posted by in News
Panasonic BluRay player complete with VHS

There’s been a huge variety of different technologies over the years for playing back video on your TV. Everything from Betamax and VHS through to DVD and now BluRay. The engineers over at Panasonic were clearly reflecting on these different ideas one night, when one of them suddenly had a brain wave and thought: “I […]


Aug 21, 2008

Mental Media – the Ten best Audio Gadgets you never knew they made part 2

Posted by in Audio, Gadgets, Mental Media

5). Alesis Transactive Mobile – the world’s largest iPhone dock? What is it? Regular iPhone speakers are for wimps! What you need is the Alesis Transactive Mobile (although calling it “mobile” is a bit of a stretch!), a huge industrial strength amp and speaker designed for outdoor events that belts out tunes to over 150 […]


Aug 21, 2008

Mental Media: the Ten best Audio Gadgets you never knew they made

Posted by in Audio, Featured, Gadgets, Mental Media
iPod Boombox made of cardboard

Traditional music devices like HiFis, are so last century. Now all our videos and tunes have gone digital, there are thousands of gadgets that let you do all sorts of things to them, most of which you never knew you wanted to. In the first of a regular series of Mental Media gadgets, here’s a […]


Aug 20, 2008

Ultra thin mp4 players

Posted by in MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets
Axxen mp4 player

Axxen has released a couple of mp4 player which are so thin you my snap them if you look too hard. Both the Playgo X11and the Playgo x12 are just 5.6 mm thick. These two mp4 players have fancy OLED screens and support touch keypad. They have all the usual features, such as FM radio […]