Articles about mp3 players

Sony Walkman W

Sony intros washable sports Walkman

Sony has restyled its Walkman W series, its wearable MP3 player that's now washable too - the company has the notion you won't take it off after running, you'll wear it in the shower too - 25 per cent lighter, and gains the word "Sports" to increase its sales appeal to the sedentary. Sony Walkman W Aspirational? Sure is. …
Hard Reg, 14 Jul 2011
Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Ten... wireless speakers

Product Round-up The iPod can take credit for creating an entirely new market for compact speaker systems, yet iPod sales are now starting to taper off as people move their music onto smartphones and tablets. No one wants their phone or tablet to be out of action while it’s docked inside a speaker system, so manufacturers are now adding …
Cliff Joseph, 14 Jul 2011
Apple iPod Shuffle

Ten... sub-£50 budget MP3 players

Product Round-up Some might argue that, with music playback now integrated into most mobile devices, low-cost MP3 players are fast becoming surplus to requirements. Yet, despite a decline in sales, budget audio kit is still very much in demand this time of year, and manufacturers continue to bring new models out in a bid to compete with Apple’s …
Caleb Cox, 22 Nov 2010
Sony Walkman W252

Sony flavours Walkman line with MGS

Sony is preparing a limited edition of its "wearable" Walkman music player, the W252, to celebrate the release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The latest title in Konami's popular franchise runs on the PlayStation Portable and is due to go on sale next month. Sony Walkman W252 The limited edition W252 has cammo styling …
Hard Reg, 12 May 2010

Eurocrat demands MP3 player volume limit mandate

MP3 players sold in Europe could one day come with pre-set audio volume limits if plans proposed by a European Commissioner become official. Most MP3 players already allow users to set a maximum volume. However, an EC mandate would force manufacturers to automatically limit each player's volume before it could be sold in …
James Sherwood, 28 Sep 2009
Sony E444 and Samsung Q2

Samsung YP-Q2 v. Sony E-series deathmatch

Head-to-head With the market for mid-range MP3 players never having been more competitive, seeing Sony and Samsung fight it our for advantage is like watching two wannabe WAGs scrap over a premiership footballer who is rumoured to be hung like a horse and has a Manchester City transfer cheque in his pocket. Sony Walkman E444 Sony's …
Alun Taylor, 4 Sep 2009
SanDisk Sansa Clip

SanDisk upgrades Clip music player

SanDisk has updated is Sansa Clip music player ahead of Apple's anticipated iPod revamp next week. Now dubbed the Clip+, the differences appear primarily cosmetic. Still small, the Clip+ sports a phone-style navpad control in place of the rotating wheel its predecessor used. Once again, it supports Ogg files as well as MP3, …
Tony Smith, 1 Sep 2009
The Register breaking news

Bang&Olufsen slices 300 jobs

Following another quarterly loss, Danish luxury digi-goods maker Bang & Olufsen will cut 300 jobs and remove itself from both the mobile phone and mp3 player markets. "We will focus on further developing the core audio and video product portfolio which has made the company what it is today. We will, however, also focus on the …
Cade Metz, 21 Oct 2008
The Register breaking news

Hello Kitty gets claws into UK electronics

Brand developer Comment Retail Services has signed a deal to bring Hello Kitty into the hands of UK punters by way of mobile phone content and branded electronics, reports Hello Kitty is Japanese in origin, but has always been popular in the USA. In the UK the brand already adorns clothing and toys, but not much …
Bill Ray, 21 May 2008

Meizu Mini Player SL 8GB media player

Review Despite having been busted at the CeBIT show for alleged copyright infringement, Meizu makes some stylish media players that compete with a host of 2, 4 and 8GB Flash players with 2-3in screens. The Mini SL is not a brand new design, but it has recently been given an improved screen, some new firmware and has shed a few …
Alun Taylor, 20 May 2008

Cruciform MP3 player wins hearts of goths, god-rockers

If you like music to have some religious significance, then the cross-shaped Keo player hits the nail on the head, so to speak. Keo_MP_301_pic5 Keo MP-301: wear it around your neck to give religious beliefs an audio backing The MP-301 has track selection buttons on either side of the cross, whilst the top section offers a …
James Sherwood, 12 May 2008
Creative Zen Stone MP3 player (black)

Creative settles MP3 player capacity clash

Creative has been successfully brought to book over the way it previously calculated hard drive-based MP3 player storage capacities. The company was accused of misrepresenting the storage capacity of its players by two punters, Vibhu Talwar and Patrick Finkelstein, who fomalised their complaint at the US District Court of …
Tony Smith, 2 May 2008

Belkin preps five-port music player-sharing widget

The days when people sat around a campfire singing songs together are long gone, and if Belkin's latest gizmo is anything to go by, listening to music looks set to become even less of a social experience. Belkin_rockstar Belkin's RockStar: one music player to five sets of ears The Belkin RockStar may look like something a …
James Sherwood, 11 Mar 2008

Samsung YP-P2 personal media player

Review Believe it or not, 'yepp peetoo' is Samsung's preferred pronunciation of the name of their new media player. Thankfully a coterie of Yepp Girls were on hand at the launch of the peetoo a month or so back and they had such lovely thighs, sorry, smiles, that we instantly forgave Samsung its assault on the English language. …
Alun Taylor, 11 Jan 2008

Apple iPod Touch

2007's Top Products Apple may be keen to tout the Touch's 3.5in display, but the first thing you notice about the new iPod is how thin it is. Front to back it measures 8mm - on paper not as thin as the 6.5mm thick iPod Nano, but you'd never really know unless you measured them both. The point is, the Touch is supremely skinny. It's hard to …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 12 Oct 2007

iPod Classic to ring till loudly for Apple, analyst says

Apple's $349 160GB iPod Classic contains $190 worth of components, it has been claimed. While the remaining $159 isn't all profit, it still means the Mac maker does very nicely, thank you, out of every Classic it sells. The figures come from market watcher iSuppli, which regularly disassembles iPods to calculate how much they …
Tony Smith, 11 Oct 2007

Singing in the shower goes high-tech

Everyone enjoys a singsong in the shower, so it makes sense to have your favourite tunes to hand. Thankfully, Japan's Noritz Electronics Technology has created a futuristic-looking MP3 player, dubbed the Juketower, which promises to provide audio entertainment during your daily scrub. Juketower_in_shower1 The Juketower: …

Sony Walkman NWD-B105 2GB MP3 player

Review With increasing hard drive sizes, the arrival of touchscreen technology and ever more features and falling prices, it's easy to forget the more humble end of the personal digital music player market. However, Sony's NWD-B105 proves there are still some good value and strongly featured products at the lower price points. At …

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