MP3 Players just got sexier… Apple’s really milking the music cow for all it’s worth. Fast on the heels of its iPod Mini version 4 is its latest beauty, the Apple iPod nano. And this baby is beautiful. (You wonder how come Apple’s designers are always one ahead of the rest of the crowd. There must
I’m not too sure when the whole convergence product concept came into being.
Perhaps it started in Japan. That seems reasonable, what with their toasters that can double up as chopping boards and beds which you can shower in.
Considering the price of living there, convergence makes sense. But today, convergence is also about looking cool. So when Oakley announced the creation of its latest model Thump, no one was surprised. But it certainly impressed. Shades that can pour music into your ears? WOW.
Coming in only one form factor, there are two memory sizes , 256 and 512 Mb, with different designs to choose from. The 512 Mb pair comes with the option of polarised lens, so the Thump isn’t just a MP3 player with a really unique style, it really does protect your eyes.
XYZ Optics, Oakley’s original patented technology offers you distortion free sight from even the extreme angles of your field of vision. The best thing is, if for some strange reason you ever decide to put these pretties under a car tyre, you’ll be able to pick it up and keep grooving. Which is more than I can say for my iPod, but that’s another story for another day.
Still, the first thing that popped into my mind was, how comfortable is it? At 52 grams, it isn’t heavy at all, and is big enough to fit over your spectacles. Petite ladies do not have to worry though, there is a ladies’ version for a smaller frame.
Long before Apple joined the portable MP3 player revolution, it was damn hard to find a good MP3 player that was compatible with the Mac. But there was one bright light on the market, the i-Jam MP3 Player. Itincludes a USB interface which means it connects up to iMacs and iBooks easily. And it comes
So you’ve got a PDA, the mobile phone, a digital camera and maybe even an old school mini TV… they all do their job well, and some do more than one function. But what about music, the very stuff of life that can make a bad day brighter, a perfect moment more memorable, and causes
I was so excited when I was on-line at 2am in the morning to watch Steve Jobs make his “One More Thing” announcement, because it was all of my sweetest dreams come true. Aside from a new iTunes, he announced my current true love: a video iPod. Finally, the Pod of my dreams has arrived,
Up till not too long ago, Sony had deferred the mp3 player. As Apple came up with its fifth generation iPods, there was still nothing from Sony. Until this year when it finally announced the Sony Walkman A series. Like the mini iPod mini and normal iPods, the Walkman A series comes in two sizes,
2 gigs of music in something the size of your finger? How can such a big sound come from such a tiny device? It’s almost as if aliens delivered us a breakthrough in technology. But there is more to the tiny device than 200 hours of non-stop music. There is a built-in 3.7V lithium battery