Bluetree Electronics recently introduced the NewKube, perhaps the world's smallest MP3 player, measuring one cubed inch. The NewKube ($33.90) is made with an aluminum body and has a touch screen for audio navigation and control. It offers up to six hours of playback in a single hour USB charge. The player has a removable microSD slot, and ships with a small tote bag, charging cord and headphones.
Convinced that the sound from the NewKube is "better than any music player on any smartphone," Bluetree Electronics is also touting the following features on the NewKube MP3 device:
Lock button - to prevent accidentals
Repeat button - not found in comparable simple MP3 players such as the iPod Shuffle
Jump Folder - allows you to get to the specific song location, also not found in simple MP3 players like the iPod Shuffle.
EQ Pre-sets - lets users select music settings for optimized playback of Pop, Rock, Classical music and other genres.
Gamers looking for a new mobile gaming device should take a look at the new Archos GamePad, a new type of tablet that features physical gaming button controls and a full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered tablet with full access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services. According to Archos, the GamePad also offers unique mapping software that allows you to link the virtual controls of any game to physical controls.
The thin and light GamePad measures 10 mm (0.3 inch) thin and weighs 330g (0.7 lbs). It also features a 16-million-color, seven-inch, five-point capacitive, 1024 x 600 pixel screen. The Archos GamePad is now available in Europe for 149.99€ and it will hit retail in North American in Q1 2013..
Spike TV is airing the 10th Annual Video Game Awards of "VGA TEN" tonight Friday, December 7 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. As always, the event is hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson, and this year the VGAs will feature musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D, but most people will be waiting to see exclusive world premieres of upcoming videogame releases.
Exclusive world premieres debuting at "VGA TEN" include Naughty Dog's "The Last of Us," Epic Games' "Gears of War: Judgment" and Obsidian Entertainment's "South Park: The Stick of Truth," with additional exclusive World Premieres to be announced. The show will also be simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com.