MP3 Players

Sep 22, 2010

Microsoft finally brings the Zune HD to the UK

Posted by in MP3 Players, Music Services, Portable Gadgets
Zune HD in black

It’s certainly an announcement many didn’t expect but Microsoft has finally decided to bring to the UK its (admittedly rather good) portable jukebox, Zune HD. Microsoft made the strange decision a while ago to keep the Zune family stateside, but now, after being on sale in the US for over a year, the Zune is […]


Aug 26, 2010

Is Apple about to launch a new iPod Touch?

Posted by in Apple, Apple TV, Coming Soon, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Rumours
iPod Touch 4 Digitizer

The invites are out and the event is now official, Apple will be hosting a music related event on 1st September in San Franciso, USA. Top of the rumour tree is a new iPod Touch, and this fourth generation is whispered to be the most social of iPods yet.


Jan 10, 2010

Samsung IceTouch transparent MP3 with glorious new touchscreen

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, MP3 Players, MP4 Players, Portable Gadgets, Samsung
Samsung IceTouch PMP

MP3 players have certainly changed over the years if the Samsung IceTouch is anything to go by! For starters, it’s not just an MP3 player, even though that’s what Samsung are calling it. It can also play DVD-quality videos, display pictures, comes with 5.1 surround sound and has an FM receiver for listening to the […]


Jan 16, 2009

Sony X-Series Walkman video preview

Posted by in CES 2009, Events, Manufacturer, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Sony
Sony Walkman X-Series media player

Sony have launched the Sony X-Series Walkman, the first Walkman designed to take on the iPod Touch. Not only can this beast play music and videos, it’ll also let you browse the Web, and comes with Wi-Fi and a user interface that’s at least as good as Apple’s legendary multi-touch interface. In other words, it’s […]


Jan 8, 2009

CES 2009: SanDisk Sansa slotRadio

Posted by in CES 2009, Events, Manufacturer, Mental Media, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets
SanDisk Sansa slotRadio

SanDisk showcased a rather usual mp3 player at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. It is called the Sansa slotRadio, priced at around $100 and doesn’t have its own internal memory to store the music. Instead it relies on a partner in crime, the slotRadio music card that was specifically designed for the casual music […]


Dec 15, 2008

Samsung's interface from hell

Posted by in MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Samsung

This weekend I had the unhappy misfortune of using Samsung’s YP-U4 mp3 player; code named Litmus due to its colour graduation. First looks were good: it


Nov 1, 2008

Sub aquatic listening with Speedo AquaBeat

Posted by in MP3 Players, Technology
Speedo AquaBeat Waterproof MP3 player

Any exercise can get a little dull without your favourite bit of music to keep you going, so a small MP3 player has become a common site in gyms. It is all well and good to strap a MP3 player to your arm and go for a job but there are a few problems if […]


Sep 29, 2008

iRiver MPlayer Eyes – the world's cutest MP3 player?

Posted by in MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets
iRiver MPlayer Eyes MP3 player

IRiver have released what could possibly be the cutest MP3 player in the world. The iRiver MPlayer Eyes is based on the famous sillhouette of Mickey Mouse, but without any Mickey-like features, it looks more like a frog(well, ti does to me, anyway!) Regardless, frog or mouse, it’s a damn sight cuter than the hideous […]


Sep 19, 2008

New PMP with touchscreen that pushes back

Posted by in MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Portable TV

Sep 16, 2008

Mental Media: iRiver's Mickey player

Posted by in iRiver, MP3 Players
iRiver Mickey

iRiver are a little like Nintendo in the way they like to push the envelope on user interfaces and methods of interaction. The iRiver Spinn is a good example of iRiver going down a different route to everyone else and coming up with a truly outstanding PMP; the iRiver Mickey player is not another example […]