Portable Gadgets

Sep 6, 2007

SanDisk Shakin' MP3 player

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
SanDisk MP3 player

What do you do when your core business is flash-based storage solutions such as SD cards, and you want more people to buy your products? Simple: build nifty gadgets that rely on the flash storage. An MP3 player, perhaps – should do nicely. But then, what if the market in which you’re selling your gadget […]


May 14, 2007

7.1 Surround Sound on a Mobile Phone

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
7.1 Surround Sound system on a mobile phone

If you’re into your home theater, then the thought of listening to anything other than full 7.1 surround sound is simply too hideous to bear. If this sounds like you, then even the music that comes from your mobile phone is simply not up to the job. Fortunately, an enterprising mobile phone company from China […]


May 7, 2007

Cowon Q5 – a PMP with Wi-Fi, HSDPA and GPS

Posted by in Bluetooth, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV, Wi-Fi
Cowon Q5 personal media player

Cowon have announced the Cowon Q5 Personal Media Player. The Q5 looks like your average PMP – slim design, huge screen, perfect for watching video on to stop yourself being bored on long trips (oh how I needed this on my recent 20-hour flight to Las Vegas!) What makes the Q5 special, though is its […]


Apr 22, 2007

Yamada HTV-200XU crams home theatre into Boombox

Posted by in MP3 Players, Portable TV
Yamada HTV-200XU Hi-Fi and home theatre in one

German Hi-Fi manufacturer Yamada (Yes, Yamada, not Yamaha) have released the Yamada HTV-200XU, a Hi-Fi boombox crammed with so many features, it’s more like a PC in Boombox clothing. As you can see, it’s got a 7 inch LCD screen, plus a DVD player capable of playing DivX, DVDs, MPEG 4 movie files, and even […]


Apr 19, 2007

Pinnacle PCTV – a TV and PVR in a USB stick

Posted by in Portable TV, Video and TV
Pinnacle PCT Tv and PVR in a USB stick

Pinnacle have announced the Pinnacle PCTV, a TV tuner and PVR all magically crammed into a tiny USB stick. The PCTV plugs into your PC via a USB 2.0 port, letting you watch TV instantly without installing any software. With its built-in PVR functions and 1GB of on-board flash storage, you can record up to […]


Apr 9, 2007

Bluesens G40 PMP – with Wi-Fi, without DRM

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
Bluesens G40 PMP

This is the Bluesens G40 PMP, what could possibly be the holy grail of Personal Media Player. Much of its features are common to most PMPs: 2.5″ screen, support for a wide variety of music and video formats, storage up to 4GB via SD/MMC cards. What really differentiates the Bluesens G40, though, is its ability […]


Mar 30, 2007

Share your tunes without DRM constraints

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
NoeStringsAttached MP3 player FM transmitter and receiver

You love the music stored in your MP3 player, but what about your mate’s? Want to hear what he’s listening to without the bother of copying MP3 files from one device to another? Better yet, why not listen to his tunes by just putting on a pair of headphones, without connecting them to his MP3 […]


Mar 26, 2007

iUbi PMP-1480 – the Sat-Nav mobile phone PMP!

Posted by in CeBIT 2007, Events, Portable Gadgets
iUbi PMP-1480 PMP Personal Media Player

iUbi has been showing off its forthcoming iUbi PMP-1480 PMP at CeBIT 2007. The PMP-1480 should be great for viewing video, as it comes with a 4.3″ WVGA screen, offering resolutions of up to 800 x 480. More impressive, though, is its list of features, as this is like no other PMP on the market […]


Mar 20, 2007

Stream your Zune tunes with Radio Zune

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
Zune FM transmitter for Microsoft Zune media player

Microsoft’s Zune already has Wi-Fi, but sharing your tunes with it has been hobbled due to its Digital Wrongs Rights software. Despite Microsoft banging on about sharing your tunes and videos with your mates, the reality is that you can transfer the file to your mates easily, but they can only play it 3 times. […]


Mar 19, 2007

Slackers make iPods obsolete

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
Slacker PMP and online music service

iPods, Zunes and all you other MP3 players, tremble in your owners’ pockets. New start-up Broadband Instruments has a new offering that makes all existing Personal Media Players look so last century! Broadband Instruments have launched Slacker, which offers a new take on the PMP market. The Slacker Media Player looks at first glance like […]