Pioneer Inno XMP3: Portable Satellite Radio that Totally Doesn't Suck

CNET got their hands on Pioneer's new Inno XMP3 portable satellite radio receiver/mp3 player, and found it to be at the top of the heap in its category. Reception isn't stellar, but is significantly better than previous portable receivers, and sound quality and the player's GUI are both excellent. Internal memory is… » 11/08/08 1:00pm 11/08/08 1:00pm

Afternoon News: Harry Potter Is Too Close for Comfort, DirecTV…

• Daniel Radcliffe, a/k/a Harry Potter, just bought an apartment in Manhattan. Coincidentally, it's only four blocks from our NYC headquarters. Luckily we have our own Dark Lord Balthazaar to protect us from his spells. [Gridskipper]
• Less than two weeks remain for DirecTV to add 15 more HD channels in order to reach… » 12/18/07 4:00pm 12/18/07 4:00pm

MacGyver Mouse Has Numpad, Laser Pointer, Toothpaste, Underpants,…

Want to exit a presentation with the maximum amount of casualties possible? Check out this MacGyver mouse from Korea, which is actually a mouse, but also holds a numpad on top and a laser pointer on the side. Being thin and square is pretty much one of the worst possible shapes a mouse can be, but the fact that it's a… » 9/13/07 6:00pm 9/13/07 6:00pm

We Review the Samsung Helix (Verdict: We Like It)

XM's been in the news quite a bit as of late, mainly because the RIAA decided to sue the number one satellite radio company in the United States for, you know, aiding in the creation of new technology, something the RIAA would like outlawed. A lot's been written about the Pioneer Inno as being one of the main culprits, … » 5/24/06 10:01am 5/24/06 10:01am

Pioneer Inno XM Radio Reviewed (Verdict: One of the Good Ones)

Looks like they finally got portable XM right. The Inno looks cool and even works, unlike previous XM2Go offerings. The device records up to 50 hours of XM radio, plays MP3s and WMAs, and integrates with Napster. Priced at $399, it's pretty expensive for a portable device but not so expensive for a portable XM device.… » 4/13/06 11:38am 4/13/06 11:38am