Feeds

Sony talks up MP3 dictation gadgets

Memo: buy milk

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Sony is literally talking up its latest MP3 player, because the gadget's also a handy dictation unit.

Sony_dictation_1

Sony's ICDUX70 and ICDUX80 units come as 1GB or 2GB units respectively

The 1GB ICDUX70 and 2GB ICDUX80 each have built-in microphones for recording up to 290 hours and 581 hours of chatter, respectively, which is definitely more information than you could scribble down on the back of your hand. A USB jack is built-in to plug the unit directly into PC, from where users can then drag and drop voice recordings onto their PC or transfer MP3 files onto the player.

Direct audio encoding from CD players is also possible and there’s a headphone jack built into the gadget’s top end so you can play your memos or listen to music. If you’re picky about the quality of your music though, then you’ll be glad to hear that Sony’s also created several pre-defined equaliser settings, including rock, pop and classical.

Sony_dictation_3

Both models allow direct USB connectivity

Either model can also be used as a portable USB memory stick, which is handy for transferring all sorts of files from location to location.

Sony’s opted to power both units through internal batteries, rather than replaceable AA or AAA batteries.

The ICDUX70 is available in either black or pink, and the ICDUX80 in a shade of black or silver. Both units will be released later this month. Prices have yet to be set.

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.