In the 1920s, the world was still about 60 years away from the first Walkman, and about 80 from the iPod, but portable music was still apparently a thing. All you had to do was rig a little radio to your garter and a speaker around your head, as the 20s lady in the above video demonstrates.
Yes, the iPod Touch has been updated and it's better than ever. And the feature Apple is trumpeting from the rooftops? A Loop. A loop that goes around your wrist. Because that's how clumsy you are.
Apple brought a whole gang of new iPods to its event today in San Francisco, the third of which is a refreshed Shuffle. The new guy isn't all that different from its predecessor, save for five new colors. It costs $50 for 2GB. A boring non-update, unless you are a multi-colored gadget enthusiast.
Brand new iPod Nanos also joined Apple's iPhone 5 party at the Moscone Center today. The totally redesigned junior MP3 players have a larger display, and come in seven beautiful candy-hued colors.
I had a dumbphone for a long time, so when I finally got a smartphone, one of the big things I was excited about was using it as an mp3 player. "One less thing to cram in my pockets!" thought I, and I just assumed everyone else felt the same way. Any trimming I had to do to get my collection from one device or…
There's still over four and a half months left in 2012, but Brando's new Retro Mobile MP3 Player could very well have already clinched the title of the year's worst gadget. It's a crappy AM/FM radio and MP3 player whose only redeeming feature is that it's shaped like a retro cellphone.
Before sharing a playlist of songs with a crush was as simple as a few clicks, the mixtape was a labor of love; a time-consuming project. Every song was carefully considered. That's all gone now, of course, but this DIY MP3 player conjured up by MakerBot can help bring it back.
While the once lush forrest of MP3 players is now a bone-filled, arid desert, there are still a few survivors. One of these hearty few is SanDisk with their Clip series.
Slate's Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe had a discussion today about whether or not it's rude to talk with your earbuds in. But is rudeness the issue with this particular practice, or is it another factor entirely?
These cylindrical, bullet shell looking like device is actually an mp3 player that can double as a speaker. It's about 3 inches tall, 1.3 inches in diameter, supports microSD and plays MP3, WMA, APE, etc.
That chair you're sitting on, the fridge you're leaning against or even the car you're driving home tonight can all be turned into a speaker with iMo's Resonance MP3 player.
It's a familiar situation: you're halfway out the door when you realize the gadget you just pocketed is utterly out of juice. The FreePlay ZipCharge battery can give you precious extra hours of life with a mere 60 second charge.
Has Coby dared go down the same route as Apple, by releasing an MP3 player sans controls? It's not clear how the Micro player works, but judging by the lack of buttons it'd appear the controls are in the headphones.
There's no shortage of cutesy portable speakers for listening to music when you're out and about. But if you want something that doesn't feel like it's going to snap in two, the Audio-Technica BoogieBox will do you a solid.
"Did you really need that fourth bourbon? And why did you go with the super burrito? Is the cheese and sour cream really necessary?" it seems to ask. "Maybe you should go for a run."