So, you really like those Samsung Galaxy S phones, except oh man you hate phones! You're allergic to wireless networks! Well, lucky you, as of today you can get the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 and 5 here in the USA.
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.
According to CNN, Apple and other digital download services are in talks with record labels to up music files from 16-bit to pristine, high-fidelity 24-bit. But while Macs can handle 24-bit music already, iPods and iPhones would need to be retooled to accommodate the sweet sounds. Soon please! [CNN]
We'd gotten a quick look at the Galaxy Player before, but not like this: a nearly three minute video that shows that Samsung's brought a gun to the iPod Touch gunfight.
Cowon is one of those strange companies that no-one really knows about, but actually, their PMPs are usually pretty decent, with great audio quality. The J3 surfaced a few months back, but more details have popped up in France.
Bluetooth technology really is handy and wonderful. Wearing Bluetooth headsets, though, can be a bit of a fashion and comfort nightmare. Enter the Jabra Clipper, which discretely gives any pair of 3.5mm headphones the Power of Bluetooth.
With a 7" screen and a book-like form factor, the Album2 is well suited for sharing your digital files in a non-digital setting. It was satisfying to hold, simple to navigate and kept the emphasis on content.
Maybe if you had a free weekend and Mjǫllnir, hammer of Thor, you could crack Corning's Gorilla Glass. But that's a made-up thing! And this stuff is impervious to the very real threats of key scratching and localized pressure.
The Samsung IceTouch seems odd with its AMOLED touchscreen and rubbery-looking bottom half, but it's fun to use and designed to keep your fingers from getting stiff while handling it. Ok, and the transparent display is just plain awesome.
The MyFit is a pretty good idea taken unexpectedly to the extreme. A workout player, sure, that's a good idea. But wait, this doesn't just count calories, it measures your fat and forcibly tells you to drink water.
Importers take note: This budget priced PMP doesn't look like much, but she has it where it counts. It being price (about $60-$90) and output (1080i via HDMI).
Unless you've been sucked into the iBubble, you'll probably know by now that Cowon makes some pretty terrific PMPs, like the S9. Its latest model, the V5 HD, has just been outed and promises 720p viewing on its 4.8-inch screen.
Behold the Haier Theatre, a full touchscreen media player that might be pretty unremarkable were it not for its surprisingly low price tag: a 4GB version for $90 and 8GB for a measly $100.
Finally, a PMP for your inner Fatboy Slim.
Cupertino status symbol it most certainly is not, but the Gemei HD8800 does offer 1080p support and has it where it counts. It being price.
Yea, that is a personal media player. Sure, looks nicer than an Archos or iRiver. The Lisse Q10 has a 3 inch display and from the looks of it a slammin bod.
Finally, an NES cartridge casemod I can get behind without weeping uncontrollably. This one houses a complete library of NES games, uses the original buttons, and hides inside the Super Mario/Duck Hunt combo cartridge. But wait, there's more: