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Apple Introduces iPod Photo and U2 Special Edition

October 29, 2004 Apple today introduced iPod Photo and iPod U2 Special Edition, the latter based on a partnership between Apple, pop-group U2 and music publisher Universal Music Group. The iPod Photo is sure to be the most popular MP3 player again this Christmas, and the new capabilities include the ability to display your digital images. Although not video capable, the 220 x 176 pixel, 65,000 colour screen and extended (15 hours) battery life are the major improvements.  Read More

World's first 100 GIGABYTE MP3 player

October 29, 2004 The publicity advantages of being the first MP3 player to reach the 100GB mark has pushed MP3 storage to breakthrough levels with the world's first 100 GB MP3 player announced recently from Digital Mind Corp. The DMC Xclef 500 can store up to 3,500 hours of music (based on Windows Media format at 64kb/s) - that's a whopping 145 days of recorded music or a whole summer of portable jukebox entertainment! Its internal battery provides over 20 of hours of play on a single charge and can be recharged 500 times to 100% capability. Its USB 2.0 interface also allows for data transfers of any kind at lightning-fast speeds. It is both PC and Mac compatible, and needs no software of any kind - just plug it in to your computer and it shows up as a regular hard drive. The DMC Xclef comes in five models, a base with no drive (US $149), 40GB (US $249), 60 GB (US $299), 80 GB (US $349) and 100 GB (US $449). Specs on the company website suggest the current design may extend to a further record of 132 GB in the near future.  Read More

Iriver appropriately launches underwater MP3 player

Music has been land-locked too long so we can all be thankful of today's announcement in the US by iRiver that it will launch, in conjunction with H2O Audio, the H2O Audio SV i700, a fully waterproof MP3 player accessory. The H2O Audio SV i700 is designed specifically for iRiver iFP-700 series flash-memory music players.  Read More

Smallest MP3 Player in the World

June 3, 2004 This two-piece MP3 player is small enough to fit on a key ring and can store one hour of music as well as doubling as a storage device...  Read More

Apple iPOD mini announced

Apple has finally announced the iPOD mini, after months of strong rumours suggesting the highly successful iPOD range was to be extended downwards. Simultaneously, the iPod range has been extended upwards - we are currently awaiting pricing details for the iPod range.  Read More

Coin-sized wearable MP3 player

Saturday October 4, 2003: A "coin-sized" MP3 player has been unveiled by digital audio specialists Eratech. The EMP-Z squeezes in 128MB of storage capacity into a casing just 42 mm diameter by 10mm thick and weighing 15g and can be used as a portable HDD...  Read More

Creative Digital LX200 MP3 player

August 2, 2003: Featuring a built-in memory of 256MB, FM radio and voice recording capabilities, the LX200 is the latest in ultra-portable, multi-functional MP3 Players from Creative Digital.  Read More

Samsung's slimline K3 MP3 player

April 11,2007 Samsung Electronics’ most recent addition to its audiovisual offerings is the Samsung K3 MP3 player. Similar to its predecessor, the K5, the Samsung K3 features an intuitive touch-screen navigation menu, FM radio, JPEG image and text viewer, all displayed on a vibrant 1.8-inch Organic Liquid Electronic Display (OLED) screen. The K3 comes without the inbuilt speaker of the K5, and accordingly is considerably slimmer at just 6.65mm. The Samsung K3’s optional docking speaker is a slip case that doesn’t add much to the slim profile.  Read More

4th Gen iPod Features Click Wheel & 12 Hour Battery Life

Apple has unveiled the new iPod, the fourth generation of the world's number one portable digital music player, featuring Apple's Click Wheel, which combines the smooth and continuous scrolling of a touch-sensitive wheel with five push buttons for superior one-handed navigation. The new iPod also features up to 12 hours battery life and Shuffle Songs, a new command in the main menu.  Read More

Wearable miniscule MP3 player has a colour screen

Korean electronics company Eratech has begun showing a miniscule wearable MP3 player known as the EMP-Z II, which weighs just 24 grams including the battery and includes a 4096 pixel full colour display. The flattened-egg-shaped Eratech marvel measures just 45x53x17mm and comes in 128mb or 256 mb capacities. Read a review of the Eratech EMP-Z II at i4u.  Read More

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