Portable Gadgets

Sep 17, 2007

Proof the iPod Touch is a phoneless iPhone

Posted by in Apple, Audio, Manufacturer, MP3 Players
Apple iPodn Touch showing iPhone error message

Proof, if proof were needed that the iPod touch is simply an iPhone without the phone comes in the form of this interesting screenshot, which shows the iPhone’s error message when the wrong password is entered to open it. Problem is, the screenshot shows the iPhone’s error message on an iPod Touch! Apparently the Touch […]


Sep 11, 2007

Video of Sony Rolly dancing MP3 player in action

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Sony Rolly MP3 player

I talked yesterday about the amazing new Sony Rolly MP3 player, which is shaped like an egg and dances around in time to the music. Talking is one thing, though – what you need is a video of the thing in action! And lo and behold, look what I found – a video of the […]


Sep 10, 2007

New Creative Zen could really challenge the Nano

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV
Creative Zen MP3 and video player

Whereas the Archos 105 is a poor attempt at threatening the new iPod Nano, the new Creative Zen has a much better chance. It’s much better equipped than the Archos 105, and looks a lot better as well. Better still, it’s cheap, at only £100 for the entry-level model. More details and pictures of the […]


Sep 10, 2007

Archos 105 takes on Nano

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Archos 105 music and video player

In a vain attempt to take on the somewhat portly new iPod Nano, Archos has announced the Archos 105 music and video palyer. The 105 isn’t exactly fully-featured, coming with only 2GB of storage and a 1.8 inch OLED screen, and only the ability to play WMV-formatted videos. However, it can play MP3, WMA, WMA […]


Sep 10, 2007

The Mad Sony Rolly – an MP3 player in an egg

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Sony Rolly MP3 player

Sony have announced what could be the world’s most bonkers MP3 player. The Sony Rolly (or the SEP-10BT to give its less-inspired formal name) is shaped like an egg, and you control its functions by either twisting it or rolling it. Even more impressively, the Rolly can actually dance in time to the music, spinning […]


Sep 7, 2007

New Apple Nano eats pies, plays video

Posted by in Apple, Audio, Manufacturer, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV
Apple iPod Nano

As well as the iPod Touch and iPod Classic, Apple have also released a new iPod Nano. The new, improved Nano can play videos, unlike its older brother, but this comes at a cost, as it’s now considerably fatter than its older sibling. Still just as thin, though, and so just about gets away with […]


Sep 7, 2007

Apple iPod Classic pushes the MP3 limit

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Apple iPod Classic

As well as the Apple iPod Touch, Apple also announced an updated version of its iPod Classic. The new iPods get bigger hard drives, with a choice of 80GB or 160GB models, which apparently is good for 40,000 tunes. 40,000 tunes?! Have we reached the limit of what’s sensible in terms of MP3 player storage […]


Sep 7, 2007

Silent discos with Samsung YP-P2 and T10 media players

Posted by in Audio, Bluetooth, MP3 Players, Samsung, Technology
Samsung YP-P2 and Samsung YP-T10 MP3 players

Samsung have announced the Samsung YP-P2 and YP-T10 MP3 players. Well, I say MP3 players – they both play video as well, making them more PMPs than MP3 players. Whatever, both gadgets look pretty nifty, coming as they do with support for Bluetooth 2.0, and the badass P2 looks like it’s quite capable of taking […]


Sep 6, 2007

New iPod Touch an iPhone without the phone

Posted by in Apple, Audio, MP3 Players, Technology, Wi-Fi
Apple iPod Touch MP3 player

Apple have announced a raft of new iPods, with the most drool-worthy version being this, the iPod Touch. The interesting thing about the new Touch is that it’s really just an iPhone without the phone. It’s got the same interface, the same Safari browser, CoverFlow, and even Wi-Fi connectivity – they both even share the […]


Sep 6, 2007

Samsung YA-BS300 Bluetooth Speaker

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Samsung YA-BS300 Bluetooth speaker

Samsung have been showing off the niftily-titled Samsung YA-BS300 Bluetooth speaker. As you can see from the pics, the YA-BS300 is not the biggest speaker in the world, but then it’s not meant to be. It’s designed to be carried around with you, so you can hook it up wirelessly to your Bluetooth-supporting MP3 player […]