Kazaa Wakes Up From Lawsuit-Induced Coma, Vows to Go Legit (Updated)

Old-line filesharing services can't seem to switch sides fast enough: Now Kazaa, leading purveyor of illegal MP3s and maliciously mislabeled pornography for a few years in the early 2000s, has been reborn as a legal, paid music download service. $20 a month gets you unlimited downloads, 2005-style: in WMA format,… » 7/20/09 9:54am 7/20/09 9:54am

Cowon O2 Hands-On: Will Play Your Most Rebellious Media Files

CNET got their hands on Cowon's new flash-based PMP, the O2, and they think it's one of the year's best dedicated media players. The 4.3-inch touchscreen player has a truly ridiculous list of supported codecs, an SDHC slot to expand its internal 8, 16, or 32GB memory, solid (if not too flashy) GUI, and a surprisingly… » 10/25/08 5:15pm 10/25/08 5:15pm

Samsung's YP-S2 Pebble MP3 Players Probably Hurt When Thrown

These Samsung YP-S2 Pebble MP3 players look quite similar to the Creative Zen Stone (because they both look like small rocks), and hold about 1GB of MP3s and WMAs. They've got about 10 hours of playback, but don't do a whole lot else (other than looking and feeling like rocks). They'll be available in the UK around… » 3/12/08 11:50am 3/12/08 11:50am

Slacker Announces Aptly Named "Portable" Music Device

Last month we learned that online music service Slacker would debut its own player sometime before the holidays. Today the company made it official with the announcement of their "Portable" portable music player. The device features a 4-inch screen, 15, 20 and 40 station capacities, the ability to play your existing… » 11/14/07 8:40pm 11/14/07 8:40pm

Rock Out All Day (and Night) with Transcend's T.sonic 840 DAP

In a world of complex do-it-all gadgets, the T.sonic 840 might seem a little bland. It's a fairly basic digital audio player, supporting everything you'd expect in the audio (MP3, WMA, WAV, WMA-DRM10) and visual (JPG, BMP) departments. But it is the simple yet functional approach that allows Transcend's latest gadget… » 8/02/07 11:20pm 8/02/07 11:20pm

Mobiblu Cubisto: Who Wants to Carry a Cube in Their Pocket?

The mobiblu Cubisto digital audio player comes to us from Korea and comes in two sizes, 1GB and 2GB. It's pretty much a bare bones player, supporting MP3 and WMA files formats. Obviously the hook here is its wacky cube shape, but that only gets it so far. Besides, what would you rather have in your pocket, a bulky… » 12/21/06 2:00pm 12/21/06 2:00pm

iRiver S7 Possibly Spotted But Could Just Be Altoids Tins

Fans have been awaiting iRiver S7 news ever since a leaked spec sheet documented the digital audio player's possible existence a few weeks back. Now a series of pictures are making their way around the giant interconnected tubes, but color us skeptical. The specs themselves seem more than believable (1GB of flash… » 12/11/06 9:53am 12/11/06 9:53am

Brando MP4 Watch - Video Killed the MP3 Star

The Brando MP4 watch is a chunky, geeky fashion statement that's actually packing some impressive features. Syncing with via USB, the watch can store MP3s, WMAs and MP4 video on its 1GB of built-in memory. Playback occurs on a small 128x128 pixel screen, but appears in a potential 65k colors. Plus, you can even record… » 11/05/06 10:27am 11/05/06 10:27am

A Closer Look at the Sound Enhancing Creative Xmod

Just a few days word broke that Creative was about to release onto the world the Creative Xmod, small device that supposedly makes MP3s (and other formats of lossy digital music compression) sound better. Laptop magazine got a chance to play around with it and reports that it's not a complete piece of garbage, going… » 10/09/06 3:08pm 10/09/06 3:08pm

Reviewed: iRiver S10 (Verdict: Possibly The Best Money Can Buy)

CNet Asia just reviewed the iRiver S10, generally seen as the one and only possible competitor to Apple's new iPod nano. Typical of iRiver digital audio players, the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that there's enough features here to make you forget that you're not using an iPod. The 1.5-inch screen is… » 10/03/06 3:59pm 10/03/06 3:59pm