Archive for the ‘Media Players’ Category

Usain Bolt Signature iPod Touch Is Covered in Gold


The fastest man on Earth, and one of the greatest athletes in history, Usain Bolt is honored by Goldgenie, with his very own iPod Touch, covered in 24 carat gold.

Now you know you’ve done something right with your life, when you see your name and signature on a golden iPod. Usain Bolt is the latest sports celebrity to have a limited edition iPod launched in his name, but Goldgenie has done it before. Las year, it was Chelsea’s Frank Lampard who gor honored, in the same fashion.


Sony Presents Waterproof NWX-W250 MP3 Player


It looks like Sony is finally going to make it possible for you take your favorite tracks, everywhere, with the release of the W250 waterproof MP3 Player.

With Sony’s new player you don’t have to worry about it being ruined by rain, or forgetting to take it off when you step in the shower, The Sony NWX-W250 MP3 player gets along just fine with water, and lets you enjoy music pretty much anywhere. Designed for people always on the go, the W250 provides 90 minutes of playback, with just a 3-minute charge. A full charge will keep you busy for up to 11 hours.


Microsoft Confirms 64 Gb Zune HD


After its brief appearance on the Zune website, on Wednesday, the release of the 64 Gb Zune HD has become a certainty.

A few months after Apple released their 64 Gb iPod Touch, Microsoft counters with their very own 64 Gb version of the Zune HD. Scheduled for release on April 12th, the new Zune HD will retail at $350 and, with its increased storage capacity, it will be able to accommodate 16,000 of your favorite tunes, and play 20 minutes of 720p video.

With the release of the 64 Gb Zune HD, Microsoft is also slashing prices on previous versions of its media player: the 16 Gb Zune will retail at $200, while the 32 Gb version will sell for $270.

via Electronista

Samsung Beat R1 Is Absolutely Gorgeous


Just when you thought the era of media players was slowly coming to an end, Samsung releases its gorgeous Beat R1 player.

Announced, for the first time, last summer, the Samsung Beat R1 is finally about to hit retailer shelves, in April. Smaller than your average credit card and only 50 grams heavy, this amazing piece of design goodness comes with a 2.6 inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a battery that will keep it running for 50 hours of audio playback, or 4 hours of video.

The Beat R1 sports Samsung’s proprietary digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe), which guarantees premium sound quality, and DivX support for video files.  The Samsung Beat R1 media player will retail for $149.99 (8GB) and $179.99 (16GB).

More photos after the jump.


iRiver K1 Smart HD Player Supports Matroska


The Matroska format is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the number of ripped HD videos found on torrents, and iRiver decided to bank on this by releasing the K1 Smart HD media player, with native .mkv support.

The new 3.5 inch personal media player from iRiver supports a resolution of 480×320 pixels, as well as a number of other formats (AVI, WMV, MP4, TP, MPG, ASF). The K1 Smart HD offers 16 hours audio/8 hours video playback, but has only been released in Korea, so far.

The basic 8 gb model sells for $204, for added DMB mobile television tuner you have to pay $248, the 16 gb model is $266 and the complete package (WIFI, DMB, 16 gb hard-drive) costs $310.

More photos of the K1 Smart HD personal media player after the jump