Chest strap heart rate monitors are uncomfortable and annoying. HRM watches, like the MIO Alpha, have a lot of potential, but they still lose contact frequently. Valencell is going in a different direction, building a heart rate sensor into something most of us are already wearing: our headphones.
Though it sorta looks like a classier but blinged out Kindle, the iRiver Story HD is actually the first e-book reader that'll be integrated with Google eBooks. Which means you can buy Google eBooks over Wi-Fi.
iRiver's Story eReader has taken its sweet time making a stateside appearance, and as of today, it's still not here. But it's coming! Sometime in January, to be "specific." But will it be as comically expensive as its European counterpart?
iRiver's been working on an e-reader, and until now, we had no idea what it looked like—let alone what was waiting under the hood.
All of the news pretty much leaked anyway, but in case you needed iRiver to announce their E200 to believe it actually exists, they've taken that leap...with no mention of price or release date.
iRiver has some of the most stylish tech gear this side of Apple, but the upcoming E200 player looks boringly similar to its E100 predecessor, despite a new thinner, all-metal design, and a larger screen.
We're so used to gadgets afraid to leave the safety of Japan or Korea to travel to our unforgiving west that it's always a treat when it unexpectedly happens—especially a gadget like iriver's P35 PMP.
Yoooo have you heard this Phish bootleg from Birmingham in '94? The one where they do a 36 minute jam of "Tom Sawyer"? So sweet man. So sweet.
Japan is not new to ebooks—Sony has touted the technology overseas for some time—but with the Kindle 2, everyone is jumping on the eBoook/E Ink bandwagon, including iRiver. UPDATE
Looks like the iriver Spinn is the hippest template for shameless plagiarism these days. Not one but two devices, a camera and a PMP, have popped up with obvious "inspiration" from iriver's '70s-influenced baby.
iRiver's Spinn is certainly beautiful on the outside, but inside its software left a little lacking. A version 2.0 software update is available now which addresses a few of our gripes.
The Wave Home is primarily a touch-screen video VoiP phone, but with a web browser and Chumby-like widgets built-in. It also looks like it was designed for a German modernist millionaire's night stand.
While everyone is trying to emulate the iPhone's look, iRiver keeps playing their own metallic tune: Following the design of the beautiful Spinn—although more conservative than their experimental products—the new iRiver cellphone also has a brushed metal look, featuring both a pad as a controlling device and a large…
Hanging out at sites like Giz may have instilled in you an insatiable, pocket-emptying gadget habit. But now we're entering a new era-the old guys on the TV are saying that soon we may not even have pockets, let alone money for them. Don't panic though: You've probably got a wealth of gadgetry sitting underutilized…