This year marks the 15th birthday of Winamp. During that time it went from being a must-have piece of software to languishing in complete obscurity. But where did it all go wrong?
The Pocket HiFi C4 Pro media player from Colorfly has an engraved wood backing and retro brassy front that gives the player a distinctive look, but for the audiophile, it's the quality under the hood that counts.
After spending seven days living with our new iPods, we're gonna let them stay. As far as media-slinging sidekicks go, they're pretty good. But it's not all sunshine and rainbows.
When Apple reshuffled the iPod lineup, the iPod touch became something else. It's not the expensive, fancy iPod. Or the cheap, gimped iPhone anymore. It's the iPod.
Apple's iPod nano 2010 is a good MP3 player. It's tiny, the battery seems to last forever, and it has a great user interface.
I like this idea by Matt Brown: He tags 45rpm vinyl records with RFID stickers to play songs in a turntable that doesn't turn at all.
Panasonic's dropped four Blu-ray players on CES goers today, the DMP-BD45, DMP-BD65 and DMP-BD85. But the big news is the DMP-BDT350, which is their first 3D player.
Seagate woke up and smelled the coffee, adding a much needed 1080p HDMI output port, Ethernet connectivity, and Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 to their FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player. The new FreeAgent Theater+ also gets new video codecs.
Color me interested, but skeptical. The makers of the Mirage PMP claim that when ready, its built-in projector will throw an impressive 80-inch picture. Other specs include a 3.5-inch display, and support for 64-bit games of some description.
We've seen plenty of Tricorder-styled gizmos, but the PMP-09 is the best I've seen, and a functional gadget in its own-right. The flip-up PMP has a 2.8-inch display, 8GB storage, and provides 12 hours of music/4 hours of video playback.
Brando, Brando, oh purveyors off all things plastic and electronic in a myriad forms and shapes. If you didn't like the Brando SATA drive horizontal dock with HDMI output, now you can have the vertical model.