AnythingButiPod has a comprehensive review of the 4GB iRiver Spinn. Priced at $250, the gadget has more features than the iPod Nano. As a reminder, the player sports a 3.3-inch AMOLED with touchscreen 480×272 resolution and haptic feedback function. It can play most of famous audio and video file formats. The iRiver SPINN also provides 24 hours audio playback, an FM radio, flash game, Bluetooth 2.0, photo, text viewer, voice recording T-DMB, and video at 30 frames per second. Here is the conclusion.
Earlier I mentioned that I started to lose faith in iriver due to a recent bout of subpar MP3 and PMP players. The SPINN has renewed that faith and placed iriver back in the game. The SPINN offers something very unique to a very crowded market. The UI is fun, the design is solid, and the screen is bleeding edge tech. That said, I can no doubt give the SPINN a positive endorsement for the price-insensitive buyer since this is a premium product with a price tag to match; the 4GB version starts at $250. I don’t feel that this price is a sign of a brand name premium, but rather that the price reflects quality hardware and design. The SPINN is not for the bargain shoppers, but it is for those looking for a unique product in the MP3 player crowd.
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Zune Originals and some artists have joined to offer a new series of artist editions of the Zune PMP. Some of the artists are include Aya Kato and Matt W. Moore. They provide “tattoos” for the gadget. You just need to purchase a new Zune from the online store and then choose your favorite design for engraving. Find out some samples of tattoos after the jump. [HighSnobiety] Read more
Bigbeam Korea has released the Ken I mp3 player. The player retails for under $100 in Korea. The gadget boasts a 3-inch wide LCD display and supports MP3, FLAC and APE. Other features included photo/image viewer and voice recorder. The 4GB model is priced at 79,000 Korean Won while the 8GB model retails for 99,000 Korean Won. [AVING]
ezGear has rolled out its new Video Cable for new iPods which is compatible with the iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano (video), and Apple iPhone. This new video cable has an Apple Authentication chip to activate the video-out feature on late 2007 model iPods and iPhone. Other features include a Dock Connector on one end, and standard RCA composite video and audio plugs at the other. The ezGear Video Cable for new iPods retails for $39.99. [ezGear]
Apple has just released a new silhouette-style iPod ad featuring a song “‘Shut Up and Let Me Go’ by UK band the Ting Tings.” Check out the commercial after the break. [TUAW] Read more
Apple has recently released the new iPod + iTunes commercial that features Mary J. Blige performing the song “Work That” from her upcoming album Growing Pains. The ad is available for viewing now on Apple’s iTunes page, under the “Featured on iTunes” heading.