Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Portable Audio

The Zo personal subwoofer from digiZoid dynamically adjusts input from a personal media pl...

If, like me, you've spent significant time and precious funds seeking out decent earphones for your portable media player only to end up having to try again, digiZoid reckons that its Zo personal subwoofer could save you from further earache and disappointment. About the size of an iPod nano and weighing less than an ounce, the Zo is said to work by dynamically adjusting audio signal input to present the listener with clearer bass, crisp highs and smooth mids without having to increase overall player volume.  Read More

BudTrap works by sliding onto a universal earbud jack, allowing users to quickly and intui...

Okay, hands up all those who spend too much time each day untangling the earbuds on their portable media devices? More than 200 million such portable media players are sold globally each year with numbers increasing, so it makes sense that there are a lot of man-hours being lost untangling earbuds. Now a simple and ingenious USD$5 device, named BudTrap, can save you those precious few minutes each day that you’ll never get back. There is, however, a catch …  Read More

The Sony X-Series Walkman

Sony has set its PMP sights firmly on the iPod Touch with the new X-Series Walkman. Sporting a similar form factor and much of the functionality of its Apple competitor, the X-Series manages to hold its own with the inclusion of an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) touch screen and integrated digital noise canceling technology.  Read More

The Podio has speakers at the front and control buttons at the back and its exterior is a ...

Taiwanese-based Agios Technology Company has spent two years developing the Podio - a portable digital Hi-Fi player made specially for bikes, but not exclusively. The cylindrical, pocket-sized music machine has been designed to produce a clear, natural sound, which is intended to be listened to without the need for earbuds.  Read More

The Nintendo DSi looking chic in basic black

February 19, 2009 The third iteration of the all conquering Nintendo DS will be released in the US on April 5. The new Nintendo DSi, which has been going gangbusters in Japan where it was launched on November 1 last year, crams even more goodies into a package about 12% thinner than the Nintendo DS Lite. Built-in features include two VGA (0.3 megapixel) cameras, SD card slot, a new DSi Sound application and a new DSi Shop application, which is similar to the Wii Shop Channel.  Read More

The Sansa slotMusic Player

SanDisk is looking to expand its market with the introduction of the Sansa slotMusic Player. The plug & play, portable music player was specially designed for use with the new slotMusic cards available today in the US. SanDisk are pushing slotMusic as a new format of high-fidelity, DRM-free MP3 music on a microSD card, which gives consumers the ability to listen to and quickly swap music between a mobile phone, personal computer, and any MP3 player with a microSD slot.  Read More

Portable party: the BoomCooler

Take a 36" x 18" x 17 cool-box, add 2 x 240 speakers, a 10” Subwoofer, a 4-Channel Amplifier, then throw in wheels and a towing handle and you have yourself an ideal summer entertainment solution with which to terrorize the neighborhood.  Read More

Sony's S series NWZ-S730 Walkman.

Thin is definitely in for the new S series Walkman Video MP3 players from Sony. At just 7.5mm thick the S series are the slimmest Walkmans, (or should that be Walkmen), ever.  Read More

August 28, 2008 Sony announced four new nav-u personal navigation devices this week but it’s the top-of-the-range NV-U94T model that caught our eye as it adds new features such as a photo viewer, audio/video player and stereo Bluetooth technology for streaming audio and making hands-free phone calls using compatible devices. In terms of what it was built for, the NV-U94T offers a unique, hardware-based solution that consists of an acceleration sensor, a pressure sensor and a gyro sensor that together can calculate the vehicle’s current position based on the last known GPS location. The result is a more consistent and accurate position that helps provide interruption-free guidance when tall buildings or dense foliage obscure satellite reception or when it’s blocked altogether when underground.  Read More

Image: Google Maps

August 14, 2008 According to Treehugger and The Business Standard, the US-based Clinton Foundation is currently in talks with the Indian government to undertake the world’s largest single location solar project. Costing around US$475 million and with an estimated output of 5,000MW (5 gigawatts), the Gujurat-based “Integrated Solar City” would rival even the biggest coal-fired power stations.  Read More

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