I’m such a gadget freak. I couldn’t help myself. Based on my excellent experience with a refurbished iriver U10, I took the plunge and ordered a Clix*. I am glad I did. This thing is about as close as it gets to a perfect digital audio player for my personal requirements. It’s freaking beautiful. The [...]
There has been a lot of buzz recently about a rumoured Microsoft portable media/game/wifi device. A lot of pundits are labelling it an iPod Killer. Can I just say that there’s no point comparing any media player that Microsoft may or may not produce with the iPod. Regardless of what Microsoft is trying to ‘kill’, [...]
Way back in August last year, I wrote about the newly-released iriver U10. I always liked the specs and looks of the little beastie, so when the time came to replace my current mp3 device, I picked up a refurbed iriver U10 512MB. In case you’re wondering how it works with no visible buttons, you [...]
No news really, but the Origami hype is growing, despite Robert Scoble’s best attempts to douse the flames. We now have some dubious mockup pics on Engadget, and Scoble’s latest post is more anti-hype: My bet is still on an underpowered tablet.
Stuff currently being announced by Stevie J: Intel Mac Mini with Frontrow and remote. All Macs to go Intel this year. Overpriced iPod boombox (iPod Hi-Fi) for US$349. Update: Wow, I thought I was cynical, but check out some of the comments on this. The fanboys are really ripping Apple a new one. Either Jobs [...]
Astroturfing* like the best of them, Microsoft is drip-feeding information about the codenamed ‘Origami‘ project. So far we have some images that Engadget picked up, and now a nice flash video of a device. Call me cynical, but I’m betting that neither of these are accidental finds, rather some ‘insider’ mailed a ‘scoop’ to a [...]
The appearance of an interesting touchscreen patent lends some weight to the previous iPod Video mockups, and no doubt has Apple fanboys drooling at the thought of an Apple tablet PC. The patent application describes a method of using a touchscreen to basically simulate the iPod scroll wheel (or “volume knobs, switches, sliders, handles, knobs, [...]
How the heck do you keep a screen like this clean?
Note to Apple/Motorola: this is how you do a music phone you idiots! Update: I’ve just noticed that the earphones in the picture look a lot like the Sony MDR-EX51 style in-ear earphones. Interesting call if they’re going to include these rather than the traditional earbuds. In-ear phones are a bit of an acquired taste [...]
OK so I was partially wrong about there being no video iPod. Engadget is reporting it as a new iPod with video capabilities. Insanely thin (30% thinner than current 20GB iPods), bigger screen (2.5 inch QVGA), and TV out. I did manage to nail the music video back catalog thing: 2000 music videos available at [...]