Portable Gadgets

Nov 2, 2010

Is the Creative Zen Touch 2 PMP over-featured?

Posted by in Portable Gadgets
Creative Zen Touch 2

Meet the new Creative Zen Touch 2, a social media player from Creative that really really wants to be a mobile phone, but like the Scarecrow of the Wizard of Oz, hasn’t the gubbins to do so. At its heart, the Zen Touch 2 is a PMP, capable of playing both music and video, which […]


Nov 1, 2010

ViewSonic 3DV5 – the super-cheap way to get started with 3D video

Posted by in Camcorder, Gadgets, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV, Videos, YouTube Gadget
ViewSonic 3DV5 pocket camcorder

The Viewsonic 3DV5 pocket camcorder is a new entrant to the pocket YouTube camcorder market that has a nifty trick up its sleeve – it can shoot in 3D. Looking not unlike every other pocket camcorder that lets you shoot video and upload it easily to video sites such as YouTube, the 3DV5 not only […]


Oct 1, 2010

Flip UltraHD preview – still the perfect pocket-cam?

Posted by in Camcorder, Gadgets, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV
Flip UltraHD Review

The Flip Video pocket camcorder has been with us a for a while now, but it’s just been given a bit of a revamp, and emerged as the new Flip UltraHD range. There are two models in the 2010 UltraHD range – the UltraHD 1hr and UltraHD 2hr, but there’s more than recording time to […]


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 12, 2010

ICD Vega Android tablet offers full HD for the kitchen

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Portable Gadgets, Social Media
ICD Vega Internet Tablet with T-Mobile SIM

T-Mobile and ICD beat Apple to the punch at CES 2010 by showing off a new tablet. Developed by ICD, the ICD Vega is a 15″ tablet that’s described as a “portable family hub tablet”, which is not exactly a term that’s likely to catch on! Dodgy naming aside, the ICD Vega actually has some […]


Jan 12, 2010

Philips and LG wow the world with portable TVs…wait, what?!

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, LG, Philips, Portable Gadgets, Portable TV
LG DP570H Mobile DTV

Philips and LG have been showing off some high-tech gadgetry at CES 2010 with this pair of beauties: The Philips PET749 and the somewhat harder to pronounce LG DP570H. Both of these devices look at first glance to be ordinary PMPs (Personal Media Players – you know, portable DVD players with screens), but they have […]


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 7, 2010

Video of the Sony Dash, the Personal Internet View for the socially addicted

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Gadgets, Manufacturer, Music, Portable Gadgets, Sony
Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer

If you’re the socially connected type, then the Sony Dash, being shown off today at CES 2010, is the perfect gadget for you. Sony are calling it a Personal Internet Viewer, but you can think of it as a digital photo frame on steroids. Whereas today’s digital photo frames will let you view pics (obviously!) […]


Jan 7, 2010

Panasonic DMP-B500 portable Blu-ray player lets you tweet from your remote

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Facebook Gadget, Manufacturer, Music, Panasonic, Portable Gadgets, Thoughts, Twitter Gadget, Videos, YouTube Gadget
Panasonic DMP-B500 portable Blu-ray player

Panasonic were showing off their new DMP-B500 and DMP-B100 portable Blu-Ray players at CES 2010, both of which feature high resolution screens (10.1″ and 8.9″ respectively) and Panasonic’s new VIERA CAST technology, which it uses across a variety of Blu-Ray players, home theatre systems and HDTVs. VIERA CAST (apparently the capitals are important!), will give […]