Category archives for: MP3 Players

Gavio’s The Pill Speakers Covers the iPod Nano

Singapore-based Gavio will soon be offering The Pill, a compact docking speaker for the sixth-generation Apple iPod nano. What makes Gavio’s solution unique is its form-factor. Owners can park their music device inside a sound system that resembles a giant pill. The pill is a compact 5.8-inch speaker system. The iPod drops into a holder […]

MOTOACTV Arrives November 6 – Motorola’s Fitness MP3 Player

Motorola has jumped into the MP3 player category by launching the MOTOACTV. The wearable player is a direct corollary to the iPod nano and can be either clipped or worn on the wrist. A much stronger emphasis on exercise, however, gives it real GPS tracking as well as ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 support for low-powered […]

Zune HD Sees Phaseout As Stores Run Out of Stock

Microsoft over the weekend provided a more definitive answer on the end of the Zune after repeated confusion as the Zune HD exited stock in earnest. Best Buy​, the Microsoft Store, and Walmart all now show the MP3 player as out of stock. Microsoft had pulled the Zune HD from its Originals plan but, until […]

Microsoft Tweets Zune End Not Yet Official

Microsoft’s support team claimed on Twitter late Tuesday that it hadn’t officially ended the Zune. Despite a public support page explicitly stating no more devices were being made, the support team told a user that “no official info has been released” dropping the platform. The division didn’t have an explanation for the apparent self-contradiction. While […]

iPod Touch and iPod Nano Get Minor Refresh

Apple used its October 4 event to unveil modest updates to the iPod touch and iPod nano. The iPod touch keeps its familiar design but now has the option of white. It’s still believed to keep the A4 processor as it stops at 720p video recording, although it may now have a new oleophobic (oil-resistant) […]

Microsoft is Discontinuing the Zune

Microsoft is discontinuing the Zune media player, which it launched five years ago in the hope of taking on the iPod. This in spite of its earlier claims has said it would not be droping Zune players The player was well reviewed when it launched in 2006, and it grabbed as much as 10 percent of the market for […]

Sony Makes First Android-Based Walkman, Z1000, Official

Sony has announced its first Android-based Walkman, the NW-Z1000 series of premium music players. The latest Walkman will run Android 2.3 and features a glare resistant 4.3-inch screen with 800×640 resolution. The NW-Z100 uses the 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 and will be available in in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacity. In addition to Sony’s proprietary […]

Samsung Announces Two MP3 Players with MP3 HD Support in Korea

Samsung Korea just introduced two new MP3 players that have MP3 HD support, for quality that’s said to be five times better than regular MP3 audio. The YP-R2 and YP-Z3 can also access Korea’s largest music store, Melon, which offers nearly 2.2 million songs. Samsung’s SoundAlive tech is built in, with various equalizer settings for […]

New Sony Video Walkman A-Series

A British electronics reseller has Sony’s new upscale A-Series media players available for presale. The A series player recalls the design of the earlier models with some refinements. Most notable is a 3.4-in. OLED touch screen. The player will probably use Bluetooth for wireless file sharing and music streaming, since it will not come equipped […]

Sony Updates the Walkman W Series – Sports-Friendly W260s

Sony revamped its exercise-friendly Walkman W series Thursday with a new W260 version. Its update is two thirds smaller than the outgoing W250 and also weighs a quarter less, the combination of which makes their all-in-one, over-ear design more comfortable for a long run. They remain water-resistant and have a quick charge that will get […]

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