Hitachi Maxell iPod-Only Noise-Canceling Headphones Don't Need Batteries

These noise » 11/19/08 5:18am 11/19/08 5:18am headphones from Hitachi Maxell are unlike many previous similar types since they don't require separate power. Instead they connect to iPods via the dock connector, and can suck on the batteries through there. They do manage about 20dB of noise canceling with an "Active Noise Rejection" system, but the…

Maxell's iPod Dock — "Death Occurs From the Sound of Time," Apparently

Rather like a cross between a classic desk lamp and a mini zeppelin, the MXSP-4000TD from Maxell hits the shops in Japan at the end of this month. I'm not quite sure what the company means by its rather apocalyptic boast, but it sure makes for a good headline. Specs and yet more strange claims by Hitachi-Maxell below… » 1/16/08 6:02am 1/16/08 6:02am

Maxell MXSP-100P Speakers: Tiny Tunes, Puny Price

This tiny speaker system plugs into your cell phone or digital audio player, and its two channels are each driven by 1.2 watts, powered by four AA batteries that will help the li'l 5-inch sucka play back for 20 hours. The thing's relatively heavy, though, weighing more than half a pound. At first, we thought this was… » 12/18/06 3:29pm 12/18/06 3:29pm

Maxell MXSP-1000 Speaker + iPod Dock: So Slim, It Doubles As A…

Yes, every iPod dock accomplishes the same task (charge the iPod, output audio/video signals to other equipment, etc.) but at least the MXP-1000 from Maxell looks different. I imagine that, given its long, pipe-like shape, it'd make a great bludgeon, too. You can even hang it on a wall like a plasma/LCD TV. It's… » 11/15/06 11:30am 11/15/06 11:30am

Maxell Noise Canceling Headphones Block Out The Sounds of Life

Maxell is the latest company to come out with a pair (two, even!) of noise canceling headphones so that you can block out the annoying sounds of life while you're listening to Cold War Kids and their washing machine song. The two headphones are supposed to reduce noise by up to 90 percent—that's almost 100 percent!… » 11/02/06 1:49pm 11/02/06 1:49pm