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Category Archives: Portable Media Players

The MobiBLU DAH-1900 player- Offers 150 Hrs Of Playback

By Tanya Palta

Don?t you hate it when your mp3 player shows an empty charge right when you?re in the mood to groove? The MobiBLU DAH-1900 promises to release one from the shackles of empty batteries and constant charging as it sports a whopping 150 hour battery life. The DAH-1900 is not too bad on the eyes either and has a cool black finish with a yellow and blue OLED display. However, not everything is hunky dory and it only goes up to 2GB.

Other features include FM radio, FM recorder, Direct Decoding and Voice Recording and supports formats like WMA files with DRM (which means you can use it with all those square music subscription services). So, if you dig the retro look and feel constant charging is pass?, the DAH-1900 may just be perfect for you. It is now shipping and sports a price tag of 150 ?

[MobiBLU DAH-1900] VIA [The Gadget Blog]


By Bruce Eaton

One Robert Balmer has created the Wikipedia for iPod that makes the hugely popular information site mobile. No longer will you be stumped when you hear about say, about the Biafra Wars or when some uses the term chthonic.

Downloadable in a 800MB block, this software at the moment works with 3rd and 4th generations, the iPod Photo and the iPod Mini. Currently all 5G iPods work about as well as the Shuffle. The best part is this software is gratis. So smart it up and stay edumacated.

[Wiki for iPod] VIA [BoingBoing]

The uLink iPond Nano Adapter/Downgrader

ulink for ipod nanoBy David Ponce

If you never warmed up to the idea of having to repurchase a whole slew of iPod accessories now that they’ve been rendered useless on the nano, perhaps there’s some hope. The uLink iPod nano adapter is a “downgrader” of sorts. I call it a that simply because it gives older generation accessorial compatibilities to the nano by plugging in to the dock connector and making it look like the top of the older iPods.

At ?10, it’s not a whole bunch of dough to spend to be able to keep and use all those accessories you already bought.

[uLink iPod nano Adapter] VIA [TechDigest]

MAX Media Player for Nintendo DS

MAX Media PlayerBy Jennifer Chappell

As if the Nintendo DS wasn’t cool enough as a gaming system, now Datel’s MAX Media Player can turn the DS into a snazzy, powerful home entertainment device, with movie playback, music on the move and a convenient picture viewer!

The Max Media Player comes with a 4GB hard drive unit that you plug into your DS?s GBA cartridge slot, cartridge for your DS?s game slot, USB cable, and the Media Manager PC application. After you insert the cartridge into your DS?s game slot and boot up the fully featured browser, you’re ready to play your MP3 audio tracks, watch videos and view your JPEGs on your DS?s screen. You’ll even be able to use the browser to activate executable programs.

The MAX Media Player for DS will be out in late March for $225.

via Code Junkies

Watch Those Crashes Up Close


by Jake Finkelstein

Now that I’ve been living in the south for the last few years (recovering Yankee) I?ve discovered two things that you should never openly question: college basketball and NASCAR. And since I can never seem to quite grasp the fascination of watching cars drive around quickly in circles… much less in person? I find this Kangaroo device to be equally bizarre. But if NASCAR is your thing, this handheld device should warm your grease monkey heart.

The ?NASCAR Nextel Fan View? is a handheld device that operates on the 2.5Ghz frequency to give you an up close and personal view of all of the action. Offering up to seven in-car camera channels, race radio broadcasts, audio from the pit and driver, live scoring and replays, the device makes it easy to track your favorite cars and see that crash like you were in the car.

NASCAR/Nextel is offering this up for $50 per day or $70 for the weekend ? so definitely not for the light of heart (or wallet).

[Kangaroo] VIA [GadgetReview] and [MobileMag]

Will the Real iPod Video Please Stand Up?

i wish i was the video ipod
By Jake Finkelstein

File this under “PSP/UMD killer.” is reporting that Apple has plans to release a true video iPod featuring a 3.5 inch diagonal display as early as April. Getting rid of the now classic click wheel for a touch screen with a disappearing/reappearing “digital” wheel, sources indicate that the 6G iPod will not feature wireless connectivity nor make your credit card debt any less severe.

Read all about it here.
Photo care of Peter Van Dijck

iLoad A Bunch Of Crap? You Decide

By David Ponce

The company iLoad has been lambasted in the past for making products many people claim are, well, pretty crappy. What’s more, the owner, one Sanford Schupper, 56, is quite possibly a fraudster who allegedly swindled some family for as much as $872,000. For more on this hilarity, read this.

The point is, this guy made a little gadget called the iLoad, whose only point was to rip CDs directly to an iPod. And now, he’s released the iLoad-v which (you guessed it), loads videos directly to your video iPod. The $150 device

connects to your cable TV or catellite (sic) box and records your content onto an iPod and/or external USB drive or flash disk

Seeing as this is coming from a company owned by what seems to be a very strange individual, I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t just get an equally priced Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 instead.

[iLoad-v] VIA [Gadget Review]

China’s IWOD G10, An MP3 Player With NES Emulator

iwod g10 nes emulatorBy David Ponce

You can alway count on China to manufacture gadgets that will likely never see our shores for a variety of reasons, most of them legal in nature. In this instance, you have the IWod G10 (not to be confused with the iRiver G10), with a kick-ass feature: a built-in NES emulator. That’s right, not only will you be able to listen to MP3, WMA, FLAC files, or watch MPEG-4 video on its 2.5? LTPS 16 million color LCD screen (at a resolution of 882 x 228), but you can do so while playing Tetris, or Mario Bros. or any other old-school NES game. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out how to get these.

That said, the device’s lithium battery is said to last 10 hours on video and 30 on audio. It has an on-board memory of 256MB, which is expandable up to 1GB via SD. And it seems to cost around $150.

[Product Page] VIA [The MP3 Players]

Axion’s AXN-6075, A Waterproof Portable DVD Player

axion axn-6075 portable dvd playerBy David Ponce

Well, here’s a relatively nice widescreen portable DVD player, with an added twist: it’s waterproof. Bring it with you in the shower, the jacuzzi, the pool, whatever. There’s even some built-in anti-shock components to help it survive all the inevitable bump’n grind.

The 16:9 aspect ratio screen clocks in at a respectable 7 inches, and supports DVD, CD, MP3, Picture CD and VCD formats.

It’ll be about $200 sometime in Q2, 2006.

[Axion’s Website]