Landport Cubes Squeeze Powered Speakers In Just 1-Inch

Portable speakers for MP3 players are two a penny, but not many are not far off a penny in size: Landport's Cubes are though. They're just an inch cube, but fit in stereo speakers, 3.5-mm jack plug, rechargeable batteries and a mini-USB port. They'll run for 4-5 hours on a charge, too. Just don't go expecting… » 12/01/08 5:48am 12/01/08 5:48am

Atomic Floyd AirJax Headphones Made of Titanium2 Look The Biz

Atomic Floyd is new to the personal audio headphones game, and their first bit of kit is actually pretty decent looking. The AirJax headphones are in-ear, but have earloops made of something they're calling Titanium2 (even better than version1?). They're also made of "acoustic steel" which is apparently specially… » 11/21/08 7:57am 11/21/08 7:57am

Fiio's E5 Headphone Amp Steals iPod Shuffle Form Factor

This little headphone amplifier unit from Fiio is a pretty much exactly the same shape as an iPod shuffle, presumably so you can clip it to a lapel or bag strap for convenience while it's in use. It'll push out 150mW of audio power into 16-ohm headphones, with a USB-rechargable lithium battery that's good for about 20… » 11/21/08 5:48am 11/21/08 5:48am

MP3-Playing, Photo Frame Skull Belt Buckle is Gothic Gadget Wrongness

Sadly this doesn't have "I am become death, the bringer of MP3s" inscribed upon it—it'd chime nicely with the ohmygod tackiness of the Digital Skull Belt Buckle. It's in fact so terrible it's wonderful: A metal belt-buckle in the shape of a skull with interchangeable modules in a cutout in the forehead. One's a cheesy… » 11/17/08 5:52am 11/17/08 5:52am

$15 Vertu Lookalike MP3 Player Plays Tunes Which The Vertu Can't

I'll admit this is a teeny bit tenuous, since the Hacha PF02 is only an MP3 player whilr the Vertu Signature is a fully-fledged and bejeweled cellphone...but you have to admit the lookalike-ness is pretty amusing. And the fact that a $15 naff screenless MP3 player with 2GB of storage, USB 2 connectivity and MP3, WMA… » 10/21/08 10:15am 10/21/08 10:15am

Sandisk Replaces CDs With SlotMusic MicroSDs With Big-Name MP3 Albums…

Sandisk's slotMusic cards are not much more than tweaked 1GB microSD cards with a logo and a special USB-compatible sled: but the fact that they'll carry albums from big names like BMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group makes them interesting. They'll also be DRM free too, which is a… » 9/22/08 3:56am 9/22/08 3:56am

Sony Bluetooth Sport Earphones: Possibly Useful, Sadly Hideous

When I'm in the gym I love listening to music, and hate the way my headphone cord whaps against me as I'm exercising... and that's exactly the sort of problem Sony's DR-BT160AS heaphones are designed to stop. The "active stereo" 'phones connect wirelessly over Bluetooth, are splashproof, have volume and play control… » 9/09/08 11:00am 9/09/08 11:00am