From the monthly archives:

December 2010

Upcoming Playbutton Album MP3 Player

by Johan on December 22, 2010

Upcoming Playbutton Album MP3 Player

The Playbutton provides a different experience to share and enjoy music. There will be eight different albums to choose from, and each button is actually an MP3 player, allowing you to listen to your music directly from the “album” itself. You will be able to pin it on your clothes, allowing your friends to know what kind of music you are listening to. Albums sold on the Playbutton MP3 player could cost as much as $30 a piece. [BBC]

Cowon X7 PMP Now Available In Germany

by Isaiah on December 22, 2010

Cowon has announced the availability of their new X7 PMP in Germany via mp3-player.de. To refresh your memory, this compact player sports 4.3-inch 272 x 480 touchscreen display, an optional 120GB or 160GB of storage, an FM tuner, Bluetooth, a built-in speaker, a TV-output and a 103-hour battery. The 120GB and 160GB models are priced at 270 Euro (about $354) and 300 Euro (about $393), respectively. [Product Page]

The FCC has finally approved the JBL AirPlay-capable On Air wireless dock. The gadget allows users either play from a docked iPhone or iPod as well as push audio over Wi-Fi from those same devices as well as an iPad or computer. The JBL On Air wireless dock features an LCD screen on the front and a wrap-around speaker setup with a large snooze/alarm off button on the top. The wireless dock also supports an FM radio, a clock with dual alarm functions, and an AUX input for non-iOS device compatibility. The USB port on the back is only for loading firmware updates from removable storage. It won’t sync with a computer. [Crunchgear]

Ainol V8000HDR HD-Capable PMP

by Isaiah on December 21, 2010

Ainol has recently dropped their newest HD-capable PMP ‘V8000HDR’ for the Chinese market. Specs-wise, the player comes with a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 display, a 4GB or 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a picture browser, an e-book reader, a built-in microphone, a USB 2.0 port and supports 768p HD video playback. The Ainol V8000HDR sells for 199 Yuan / about $29 (4GB) and 299 Yuan / about $45 (8GB), respectively. Read more

The Fatman iTube Valve Dock MKII vacuum tube amplifier is designed for use with iPod/iPhone and any other audio devices such as CD players, music phones, MP3 players, etc. The iTube II provides a superb audio reproduction thanks to the hybrid-tube design platform. The gadget also has a USB port, so you can connect it directly to your computer. If you want one, you can purchase the Fatman iTube Valve Dock MKII vacuum tube amplifier for $449.99. [Amazon]

Teclast C420 HD PMP

by Isaiah on December 20, 2010

Teclast has once again expanded its HD PMP line-up by launching the C420. The player features a 4.3-inch display, an 8GB of internal storage, an FM radio, a picture browser, an e-book reader, a USB 2.0 port and 720p HD video playback support. The Teclast C420 retails for 299 Yuan (about $45). [Teclast]

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