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Noise Canceling Stethoscope

Posted in Digital Audio,News by Chetz on November 29th, 2006

Noise Canceling Stethescope Prototype Honolulu – Adrianus J. M. Houtsma with the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory has announced a prototype of a stethoscope to be used for patient chest auscultation in high-noise environments.

One of the big problems with traditional stethoscopes is the inability to accurately hear the heartbeat or breath sounds of a patient while in a high noise situation, such as a helicopter, a battlefield, a high traffic area and sometimes even in the back of an ambulance. Trained first responders often use electronic devices such as an EKG when available to pick up a heart rate, or simply use there hands to feel for bilateral chest movements or rough airway obstructions instead of a stethoscope when the noise level is just too high. Unfortunately this isn’t the most ideal way to identify problems at an often critical point in the care of …

Mvix Wirelss HD Media Center Bridges Gap From PC

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Video by Darrin Olson on November 29th, 2006

Mvix Wireless Media Center with HD Looking for a handy multimedia gadget to bridge the gap between your PC and your HDTV? This multimedia device could do the trick. The Mvix Media Center is really an external hard drive enclosure with it’s own processor, a Linux OS and some tools to playback just about any multimedia file you have.

This new version of the Mvix adds support for HD video output to your TV and wireless connectivity via 802.11b/g. (You can also connect via an Ethernet cable.) You can connect to your TV like you would connect any other audio and video components with composite, component, s-video or DVI, and you connect audio out with RCA jacks or even use a FM transmitter to play the sound on your FM stereo.

Once set up you simply transfer files from your PC to the Mvix device and play …

MobiBLU MP3 Player Has Longest Battery Life On Planet

Posted in Digital Audio,MobiBlu by Chetz on November 23rd, 2006

mobiBLU-B153MobiBLU boasts a number of unique featured flash based MP3 products, including the tiny Cube2 digital multimedia player. The company has also released the B153 MP3 player, which is a compact MP3 player with a clear color OLED display that can play MP3, WMA, and protected WMA (DRM) files. It comes in three capacities of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB, and can connect via USB to your computer as a mass storage device, so file transfer is as easy as dragging and dropping.

The B153 also has an FM tuner and can encode files directly from voice or any line-in device right to the file system of the player. The player also comes with pre-installed software called PodcastReady, to make the download of podcasts to the player an easy one-button procedure.

All of these features are great, and all of this in an MP3 player that is under …

PEZ MP3 Player

Posted in Digital Audio,MP3,music by Chetz on November 20th, 2006

PEZ MP3 PlayerWell, this is pretty much exactly how it looks. It is an MP3 music player that looks like a PEZ dispenser. No, you cannot load it with candy since the AAA battery and the tiny 512 MB player are in the way.

This particular version is the “PEZ Pal Boy”, but there are more versions on the way according the the web site. The player will hold about 120 songs, is compatible with USB 2.0, Windows and Mac’s and plays MP3, and WMA files. It can also be used as a a USB drive for files.

If you tip back the head of the MP3 player/dispenser, the on/off switch is where the candy would normally come out. The feet flip open to load the battery, and there is a play button and USB interface on the side next to the raised PEZ lettering. The player …

Microsoft Zune to get Holiday Shopping Dollars

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Video,Microsoft,News,Zune by Paul Patterson on November 14th, 2006

Zune Player WhiteWhile no one can accurately predict how the Zune will fare this holiday season, one can guarantee that it will take a piece of the considerable market share now enjoyed by the iPod.

Microsoft is currently in the midst of celebrating the U.S. launch of the Zune digital media player and Zune Marketplace music service. The celebration consists of six free concerts in public parks and plazas in urban centers across the country.

At the inaugural concert in Seattle, Gates outlined the Zune vision of creating new ways for people to connect, discover and share music. Gates demonstrated that through Zune-to-Zune managed wireless sharing, consumers are empowered to promote and sample tracks, thus increasing exposure for artists. The service logs the music that people have shared, making it easier to purchase the songs they like the next time they synch up their player. Consumers …

Trekstor i.Beat vision

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Video,TrekStor by Chetz on November 13th, 2006

i.Beat Vision DM MP3 PlayerTrekstor has a pretty cool gadget here with the i.Beat vision. The vision is an MP3 player at heart, with a number of other cool features.

The i.Beat vision can play multiple formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG, videos in TOM format and is WMA-DRM9-compatible for downloaded music. It also is able to receive and play FM radio with the ability to preset 24 different FM stations.

The i.Beat vision has inline recording, as well. This means that you can record FM radio, your voice from a built in microphone or audio from any line-in input device. It records and converts the data into an MP3 file right on the recorder. You can then keep, organize into folders and browse through the files along with any other files on your i.Beat vision player.

The vision also lets you view JPEG photos and has a slideshow …

Sony ICD-CX50 Visual Voice Recorder

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Cameras,Digital Imaging,Sony by Paul Patterson on November 12th, 2006

Sony ICDCX50The Sony ICD-CX50 visual voice recorder is a handy little device that combines a digital voice recorder with a 1.2 megapixel camera. Now you can capture sound and images together, and the information will be saved into a synchronized file.

This ICD-CX50 has obvious utility for professionals such as claims adjusters, realtors and building inspectors, but is also very useful for students, homeowners and travelers. For example, you could use it aid you in performing a home inspection, documenting auto claims, or recording meetings and lectures.

The Visual Voice Recorder features a 1.2 inch color LCD, rechargeable battery and 4X digital zoom. 256MB of flash memory holds up to 4000 pictures (640 x 480 JPG) or up to 93 hours of recording time. The rechargeable battery can be recharged using AC adaptor or supplied USB cable. The built-in playback speaker lets you preview your …

Archos 604 Portable Video WiFi

Posted in Archos,Digital Audio,Digital Video,Wi-Fi by Chetz on November 12th, 2006

Archos 604 WiFi Portable Video Player

The Archos 604 WiFi is very similar to the previous version of the Archos 604 Video Player that we featured in September, but they’ve added a very cool feature – WiFi. The WiFi feature enables wireless connections to transfer files, as well as wireless surfing of the web and emailing (through web based email systems) right out of the device.

The Archos 604 is still the same great solution for watching portable videos, and also works great for viewing photos and listening to music, a lot of which you can do simultaneously. The 30 GB hard drive allows for storage of up to 25 full length movies, 130 hours of TV shows recorded through an optional DVR station, 300k photos or 15k songs. The video player also has a built in speaker and a little kickstand on the back so …

TrekStor vibez MP3 Player

Posted in Digital Audio,News,TrekStor by Chetz on November 10th, 2006

Trekstor vibezTrekstor GmbH, which designs and manufactures many consumer entertainment and storage devices, has recently released the Trekstor vibez MP3 player. The new MP3 player is the first media player offered in the US from Trekstor that uses a hard disc to store data, and it’s a tiny 1″ hard disc at that.

The vibez MP3 player comes in three different hard disk capacities of 8, 12 and 15GB, and measures only 4 x 2 x 0.7 inches to easily fit in the palm of your hand. Navigation through a magnetically mounted, rubber covered scroll wheel manages menu options on a 1.5 inch color TFT screen, and the sleek looking player is able to play music for up to 20 hours off of a rechargeable battery. The battery can be fully recharged for use again in about 3 hours.

Trekstor has plans going forward for expanding the …

Samsung SGH-X830 Mini MP3 Phone

Posted in Digital Audio,Mobile Phones,Samsung by Darrin Olson on November 10th, 2006

Samsung Samsung SGH-X830I really like seeing unique and innovative designs with new mobile devices, and Samsung has come up with a unique design with the SGH-X830 “Mini MP3 Phone”.

The X830 has a swing-open style that allows the device to work as a compact MP3 player when closed and as mobile phone when swung open. The design comes in 6 different colors – black, candy pink (both pictured here), pure white, oasis blue, orange and lemon green to blend into many different tastes, while the dimensions of the Mini MP3 Phone are a mere 84x30x19.9 mm and weighs only 75 grams.

The menu and different functions are navigated through a click wheel on the front of the phone which lets you scroll through options and up to 250 songs on the 1GB of internal memory.

This is one of many mobile multimedia phones to come from Samsung, according …

P!nk Player from TrekStor

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Video,TrekStor by Quagmire on November 8th, 2006

P!nk player from TrekStorTrekStor has partnered with celebrity pop singer P!nk to create a new MP3 player. The player features a pink front and a glossy silver aluminum rear. An area on the back of the player has been reserved for an engraving of the singer’s signature.

The ultra-slim, compact player features a movie viewer, an integrated FM radio, folder navigation, ID3 tag display and an integrated dictation machine. You can easily store all of P!nk’s greatest hits with the 2 gigabyte flash storage module.

“We are particularly proud to have teamed up with mega-star P!nk – who is currently on tour in Germany and meanwhile a true celebrity here – to present this really trendy player,” says Daniel Szmigiel, CEO of TrekStor GmbH & Co. KG in Lorsch. “Once again, we are able to offer our young, passionate rock music fans

Samsung K5 MP3 Player

Posted in Digital Audio,Samsung by Chetz on November 6th, 2006

Samsung K5 MP3 PlayerThere are a lot of MP3 players on the market today, and Samsung has done a good job in differentiating the K5 player from the rest by offering features that are not commonly found on your average portable music gadget.

To get some of the specifications out of the way, this device comes in either a 1GB or 4GB capacity and has a battery that allows up to 30 hours of playback time, and 6 hours with the speakers. Yes speakers, but we’ll come back to that. This device also has a nice 128×160 color screen to view the menu and view jpeg images. Also, the gadget is under 4 inches wide to give you some perspective before we get into all the key features, and when folded is under an inch thick.

For starters the Samsung K5 has a built in FM tuner …

Apple Adds 8GB iPod nano RED to Lineup

Posted in Apple,Digital Audio,News by Quagmire on November 3rd, 2006

Apple iPod nano redApple has released a new 8GB model of the popular iPod nano RED Special Edition in response to the overwhelming demand of the 4GB iPod nano RED SE. The new version of the iPod nano RED has 8GB of storage and holds up to 2,000 songs

The new model features the same striking red aluminum case and features 24 hours of battery life, Apple’s innovative Click Wheel, redesigned earbud headphones, USB 2.0 cable, and completely skip-free playback. As with the other iPod RED model, Apple will contribute $10 from the sale of each player to the Global Fund to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

“Customer response to the iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition has been off the charts,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “We’re thrilled to add

Cingular to Provide Downloadable Music

Posted in Digital Audio,Mobile Phones,News by Chetz on November 2nd, 2006

Cingular Provides Music Service to Mobile Phones Cingular is planning on rolling out a music service on its line of cell phones that support playing music. Cingular is teaming up with the already established music services of Napster, Yahoo Music and eMusic to provide a larger selection than similar services by competing phone companies, at hopefully a cheaper price.

In the last few years mobile phone service providers have been working feverishly to try to offset the lowering price for talking minutes by offering more and more additional services for fees, such as ring tones, wallpaper, themes, games and of course music. How well any of these additional services are really might be debatable, but the ability to download music and play it on mobile devices has no doubt been a hit, and Cingular is joining in.

The service provided by Napster is really a pretty cool …

Philips WACS700/37 Digital Media Receiver

Posted in Digital Audio,Home,Philips by Paul Patterson on October 30th, 2006

Philips WACS700Philips is hoping to make some serious headway into the Digital Media Receiver (DMR) market with release of the WACS700/37 Digital Media Receiver. The new wireless music center allows you to stream music around your house wirelessly to remote stations that you connect to the system.

The WACS700 is the latest device in the family of Streamium products, and consists of a base unit called the Center and a remote Station which has its own speakers. The system allows you to easily connect up to five stations, enough for the average house. You can listen to your music wherever you are in your home or family members in five different rooms can access and listen to their own choice of music from the Wireless Audio Center at the same time.

Equipped with a 40GB hard drive, the system offers enough capacity for you to …