iRiver has unveiled a new digital audio player that looks just like the head of Mickey Mouse. It’s an official Disney product and features 1GB of RAM and comes in 5 different colors. The price over in Korea (only place you can get it at this point) is $60.
iRiver’s MPLAYER is now available!!! [akihabaranews.com]
Samsung YP-U3 DAP is a new portable music player from Samsung. It’s a really small player that comes with either 1, 2 or 4GB of storage. The 4GB model is about $150 and all of them are available in 5 colors: blue, pink, green, white and black.
This small mini speaker is supposed to be able to fill an entire room with sound – I’m not sure about that it’s capable of doing that, but it sure looks quite cool. The speaker runs on lithium batteries and you charge it via a standard USB port. The price is $30.
It looks like Apple will be able to put out both a iPod 100GB and a iPod 120GB version in the near future – if they want. The drives are certainly available so it’s just a matter of product development. It would be really nice if we could get a widescreen iPod (á la iPhone) featuring at least a 100 GB disk pretty soon…
Crunchgear’s description of the new Sony E series Walkman DAP is spot on: Like USB Drives That Play Music – it’s exactly what the new player from Sony is all about. They come in three versions, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB of storage – all of them available in black, pink and blue.
Sony E Series Walkman DAPs: Like USB Drives That Play Music [Crunchgear.com]
Griffin Technology have just unveiled their new iTrip nano, upgraded to fit perfectly to a 2nd generation iPod nano. It uses the iPod nano’s own screen to display and change the tuning information. The price is $49.99.
iTrip nano [griffintechnology.com]
EB Games has just unveiled a brand new color choice for the Microsoft’s portable media player Zune. In addition to the black, white and brown version you can as of May 1st get yourself a pink Zune player.
Zune product page at EB Games [ebgames.com]
The SendStation PocketDock AV might be a good way of solving any iPod connectivity problems you might have. Once you have plugged in the iPod dock connector on your iPod you get access to connectors such as S-Video and standard stereo DIN plugs. The set is compatible with any iPod featuring an iPod dock and the price is $36.95.
Thanko has unveiled a cool headband that sends vibrations into your skull which makes it transmit audio directly to your auditory nerve. The technology is called BCT – Bones Conduction Technology and the headband is called Vonia. I would really like to try how effective this technique is – if you have any experience of BCT, please comment.
The Samsung YP-K3 is a music player that actually is a heavy contestant to the iPod nano in the title match for being the slickest and coolest music player out there. It’s the little brother to the Samsung YP-K5m, and the most notable difference is the lack of built-in speakers. CNet Asia have just published a review of the player.
Samsung YP-K3 review [asia.cnet.com]