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October 03, 2010

New Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx for Pro DJs

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Hercules had mobile DJs covered with its compact DJ Console Mk4 portable 2 deck DJ controller, and now they are targeting Pro DJs with the new Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx. This controller, still portable at 15.75" x 9.8",  features large jog wheels with touch sensors, a built-in audio interface, and control over 2 and 4 virtual decks, with 89 controls in 2-deck mode and 150 controls in 4-deck mode. The Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx console will be available in November for $449.99.

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September 21, 2010

Vizio Introduces 7-inch Edge Lit Razor LED LCD Portable TV

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It looks like a mobile tablet device, but it acts like a portable TV. It's Vizio's 1-inch thin Edge Lit Razor LED LCD Portable TV featuring a 7-inch, 800x480 widescreen high resolution panel, a built-in fold-away antenna, and touch sensitive TV controls. The compact TV set receives free-to-air ATSC or NTSC broadcast signals without subscription required, according to Vizio.

The Vizio VMB070 Edge Lit Razor LED LCD Portable TV, said to be the first terrestrial handheld sized TV to include an LED panel, can also be used as a digital photo display on a desk or living room table. Vizio promises about 3.5 hours of battery life, so don't plan on using it all day outdoors. The device measures 8.2" x 5.75" x .75" and weighs in at 1 lb. Price: $159.99.

September 06, 2010

New SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 Player

SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 Player SanDisk has introduced its latest portable media player, the new Sansa Fuze+ MP3 player, available now in red, white, black, blue and purple colors. The player comes in 4, 8 and 16 gigabyte versions priced at $79, $89 and $119, respectively.

The Sansa Fuze+ is a successor to the Sansa Fuze MP3 player, and now has a rounded palm-friendly design, a new capacitive touchpad and a 2.4” QVGA LCD screen for viewing videos or photos.

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May 26, 2010

AT&T and LG Introduce the LG Vu Plus Mobile TV Phone

LG_Vu_Plus_front1 AT&T and LG Electronics are set to release the LG Vu Plus Mobile TV phone nationwide on June 6th.  AT&T Mobile TV subscribers will have around-the-clock access to full-length live and time-shifted programming from FLO TV on the LG Vu Plus for $9.99 per month. The device is compatible with AT&T's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps technology, considered to be the fastest 3G connectivity available, which is currently being rolled out across the country by AT&T.

LG Vu Plus also features a large touch screen and a 4-line sliding QWERTY keyboard to do your email, Twitter, and social networking on the go. The mobile tv phone goes for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two year service agreement.

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April 12, 2010

Microsoft's 64GB Zune HD Player Now Available

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All eyes have been on the Apple iPad lately, but don't forget about Microsoft's 64GB Zune HD player which has just been released and is on sale for $349 at the Zune Store.  Along with the sleek and modern design seen on the original Zune HD, the new Zune HD 64 portable media player provides room for up to 16,000 songs, or 20 hours of HD video. The device features a 480×272 resolution OLED multitouch -16:9 widescreen display, Wi-Fi, an Internet browser, and an HDMI output.

Creative ZEN X-Fi Style and Creative ZEN Style Media Players

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Creative Technology releases their new Creative ZEN X-Fi Style and the Creative ZEN Style series portable media players this month, sporting a fresh design and affordable pricing. The ZEN X-Fi Style portable media player offers the same built-in X-Fi technology audio quality found on Creative's ZEN X-Fi2 player, as well as X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi Expand audio enhancement features which help to restore any quality lost in compression. FM radio and movies are also said to benefit from X-Fi Technology.

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March 15, 2010

Samsung R1 and R0 Portable MP3 Media Players

Samsung Electronics is launching two new sleek portable media players, the Samsung R1 and Samsung R0. The R1 player is said to be smaller than the size of a credit card, with a 2.4-inch TFT LCD touch screen used to control audio and video content playback. The R0 model is also a digital audio and video player, and this one gets a 2.6-inch LCD display. Both the R1 and R0 incorporate Samsung's Digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe) 3.0 sound enhancement technology, and both offer DivX video playback.

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March 13, 2010

Archos Introduces New Vision MP3 and MP4 Players

Archos announced six new MP3 and MP4 players in its Vision line of portable music and media devices. Archos says that they've sold over a million of their previous music players internationally, which is no real challenge to Apple's dominance, but they hope these new players will bring that number up this year. Apple has this category all but locked down, but it's always nice to see new devices offering more choices for consumers.

The new Archos Vision players will be coming stores this Spring, with a variety of capacity and price options available.

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January 07, 2010

Sony dash Personal Internet Viewer with 7-inch Color Touch Screen

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The new Sony dash is a nice little bedside gadget or kitchen device that can access over 1,000 free Internet apps, including news, calendars, weather, sports, social networking and more. The dash personal Internet viewer uses your home wireless connection to continuously deliver Internet content to its 7-inch color touch screen, keeping you up-to-the-minute with fresh content you're interested in.

Sony was obviously influenced by the Chumby, as the dash offers free access to more than 1,000 apps from chumby industries. Audio and video content from Sony’s Bravia Internet video platform including YouTube, Pandora Internet radio, Epicurious, Crackle, Livestrong, Blip.tv and more are also available on the device. Other apps and content include a NAVTEQ app for traffic updates, a Cozi app for simple management and synching of family calendars, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment apps for movie trailers, music videos, and even a health app app from Dr. Oz with daily health and exercise tips.

You can listen to Internet radio through built-in stereo speakers while viewing online photo albums, and set the alarm clock to play selected online videos from music, sports and other news feeds. All together a pretty cool networked device that will hit stores and www.sonystyle.com in April for $199

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September 05, 2009

Creative ZEN X-Fi2 Portable Music, Photo, and Video Player

Creative has unveiled the new ZEN X-Fi2 portable media player featuring a 3-inch TFT LCD touch screen for scrolling through content, and the company's award-winning Xtreme Fidelity X-Fi audio technology. Offering music, photos and video on-the-go, the Creative ZEN X-Fi2 PMP supports iTunes Plus and FLAC (lossless), MP3, WMA, AAC, and Audible 4 audio, and WMV9, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4/5 and XviD video file formats. The device includes an FM radio, a video-out for viewing videos and photos on a TV, and a microSD card slot for expanded memory. The Creative ZEN X-Fi2 media player sells for $229.99 for the 32GB model, $179.99 for the 16GB model and $129.99 for the 8GB model.

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