Portable Gadgets

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 9, 2009

CES 2009: Samsung P3 – a touchscreen haptic MP4 player

Posted by in CES 2009, Events, MP4 Players, Portable Gadgets, Samsung
Samsung P3 MP4 player

Samsung have announced the Samsung P3 at CES 2009, a brand new MP4 player that features a new touchscreen haptic user interface that’s designed to take on the iPod Touch at its own game. The iPod Touch made existing MP3 players look as outdated as mobile phones when the iPhone came out, but this may […]


Jan 8, 2009

Samsung MBP200, the world's first pico projector PMP

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Samsung MBP200 Pico projector PMP

CES 2009 wasn’t only about HDTVs – a number of stunning new PMPs have also been shown off the by electronic giants. Take, for instance, the Samsung MBP200 Pico Projector. At first glance, it’s a rather boxy-looking Personal Media Player with a 2.2″ screen, but it comes with one rather special feature…


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 17, 2008

Flip Mino: the next craze in tiny camcorders?

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flip mino

Looks can be deceiving, this stylish little number may have the appearance of a remote control but the simple design hides a camcorder with 2GB of memory (enough to record an hour of standard VGA video). Once upon a time people wanted their camcorder to have all the bells and whistles that money could buy […]


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?

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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 26, 2008

Mental chargers: iPod and iPhone chargers with a difference

Posted by in Mental Media, Portable Gadgets, Technology
iYo YOYO iPod charger

iYo YOYO We saw the iYo YOYO (pictured above) and memories of our childhood came rushing back, yoyos are versatile toys; you can walk the dog, go around the world and now you can even charge you iPod or iPhone with one. The Swedish designer Peter Thuvander has taken your average yoyo added a little […]


Sep 25, 2008

Lyra Slider: The first PMP to use sliding technology

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Lyra Slider PMP

Mobile phones have been using the concept of sliding for a long time but it has never caught on in the portable media player arena before. Well this is about to change with the new Lyra Slider, a basic PMP which has used the concept of a sliding front to shrink in size without having […]