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Apple iPod Classic

Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

Amid all the colour and movement generated by Tuesday's launch of new iPhones and the Apple Watch, Cupertino looks to have quietly killed the iPod Classic. A visit to or its national variants reveals a range of iPods that includes the iPod Shuffle, Nano and Touch, plus the Apple TV. But there's no mention …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Sep 2014
Speedo Aquabeat

Speedo Aquabeat

Review If you fancy some music while you work out at the gym or go jogging then the options are endless. Apple, Sanza, Samsung or Sony will all sell you something small and robust so you can fight the flab to Lady Gaga or Rage Against The Machine. Jump into the pool for a dozen lengths with any of them though and you will soon be …
Alun Taylor, 20 Jan 2010
Sony NWZ-S544 8GB Walkman

Sony Walkman NWZ-S544

Review Do pocket media players need built in speakers? Certainly, apart from the Touch, Apple doesn't seem to think so and let's face it, love it or loathe it, Apple knows a thing or two about selling MP3 players to world+dog. Sony NWZ-S544 8GB Walkman Sonic boon? Sony's Walkman NWZ-S544 Sony, however, begs to differ and has …
Alun Taylor, 27 Oct 2009
Apple iPod Shuffle 3G

Apple iPod Shuffle 3G

Review Apple’s decision not to add a camera to the latest version of the iPod Touch disappointed a lot of people, but at least the 32GB and 64GB models received a new processor that gives the device more potential as a games machine. The iPod Shuffle didn’t even get that. However, Apple did announce some minor changes to the Shuffle …
Stephen Dean, 30 Sep 2009
Philips GoGear Spark

Philips GoGear Spark MP3 player

Review We've not looked at any of Philips' GoGear media players before, so the arrival of the new Spark seemed like a good opportunity a poke one with Reg Hardware's metaphorical sharp stick. Philips GoGear Spark Philips' GoGear Spark: nice and smooth The basic design of the Spark is a little reminiscent of iRiver's Lplayer, with …
Alun Taylor, 19 Mar 2009

Sony Rolly dancing MP3 player

Review The silence at the end of the phone was unusually ominous. “We've got something for you,” said the voice from Vulture Central. “Great - what is it?” Silence, then: “Just open the box when it arrives...” Twenty-four hours later and a small black 300g rugby ball shaped dancing MP3 player is sitting on our desk: Sony Rolly …
Alun Taylor, 17 Dec 2008

2008's top three MP3 players

Kit of the Year Apple's iPod line remains the best-selling series of music players, and while the revamped, thinned down Touch appeals - thanks to its sheer good looks and versatility - it was a couple of other players the scored the best marks this year. Sony Walkman S-series Sony NWZ-639F 16GB Walkman MP3 player The 8GB and 16GB Walkman …

Sony Walkman S-series MP3 player

Review Releasing two MP3 players onto the market at the same time doesn't strike us as a wholly smart thing to do. Releasing two that look pretty much identical and have equally silly names could well be the acme of foolishness. If you put them side by side, the Walkman S series and E series are not actually identical. At 89.5 x 43 x …
Alun Taylor, 1 Dec 2008

Samsung Q1 music and video player

Review Silly names notwithstanding, Samsung's recent MP3 players have been a decent enough bunch. Both the YP-P2 and YP-T10left us reasonably impressed. The new kid on the block is the YP-Q1, a player that fits in between the two previous models and is the standard bearer for Samsung's latest sound technology. Samsung YP-Q1 Samsung …
Alun Taylor, 25 Nov 2008

Creative Zen X-Fi 16GB media player

Review When details of the Creative Zen X-Fi PMP began to leak out, many thought it would replace the Zen Vision W. As soon as you get the X-Fi out of the box you realise this is not the case. The Vision W had a 4.3in screen, but the X-Fi makes do with a mere 2.5in panel. So what we have here is an MP3 player with ideas above its …
Alun Taylor, 1 Sep 2008

iRiver readies Euro revival

IFA iRiver, the one-time major MP3 player maker that failed to keep up with Apple and was forced to retrench to its native Korea, relaunched itself into Europe at IFA this week. To mark the occasion, it launched a couple of new media players, but it's pitching them at the designer end of the market. Just in case that doesn't work …
Tony Smith, 1 Sep 2008

SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player

Review Come September, a version of the Sansa Clip with revised firmware will hit the streets in the UK, giving us an excuse to rustle one up and have a retrospective shoofty. Much of the revised firmware is actually already available from SanDisk, including support for Ogg files, but come September all new Clips will also support …
Alun Taylor, 25 Jul 2008

iRiver Lplayer 8GB MP3 player

Review After the disappointing E100 we're happy to report that iRiver's is getting back into its groove with the second device to hit the UK this year, the tiny Lplayer. Our first reaction was, 'where the blazes are the controls?' The unit itself is only 60 x 43 x 13mm while the 2in, 320 x 240 screen is, well, small. And you don't …
Alun Taylor, 14 Jul 2008

SanDisk Sansa Fuze

Review Even though SanDisk tells us the future of MP3 players is devoid of built-in storage...the future isn't here yet. The new Fuze player slots into the Sansa range and comes with either 2, 4 or 8GB of internal memory. Measuring 78 x 48 x 8mm and weighing really not much at all - the spec sheet doesn't actually give a weight, and …
Alun Taylor, 16 Jun 2008

SanDisk forecasts memory-less MP3 player future

At a presentation in London SanDisk Director of Product Marketing Jan Hauer announced that very soon MP3 players will come with... no memory at all. But they will have Ogg and Flac support. Well, he would say that, wouldn't he? After all, SanDisk is the only music player maker that also sells removable media. Mandy Rice-Davis …
Alun Taylor, 11 Jun 2008

iRiver E100 MP3 player

Review In recent years, iRiver has established a reputation for knocking out good media players aimed at the slightly more discerning audience. With the E100 it's trying to move a little more into the mass market. The all-plastic casing of the E100 is a clear indication that what we have here is a device built down to a price. Having …
Alun Taylor, 2 Jun 2008

Camera gets camcorder, MP3 player features and more

Carrying a number of devices will stretch your pockets, so manufacturers have begun incorporating devices into single gadgets. Korean firm Digix is the latest and has created the multi-function Picto DigiArt i90. Picto_DigiArt_i90_2 Digix's i90: camera, camcorder, MP3 player and a dictaphone The i90 is mainly sports a …
James Sherwood, 12 Mar 2008

Creative blasts out MP3 players with speakers

CES If you hate your personal space being invaded by the excessive noise of someone’s MP3 player, then look away now. Creative has updated its Zen Stone MP3 players by building in a speaker. The manufacturer now calls its Zen Stone and Zen Stone Plus models “micro boom boxes”. Creative’s CEO, Sim Wong Hoo, claimed the inclusion of …

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