I always liked the original Zune, the only problem was I got myself an ipod touch. Well, now that the Zune HD is out and my touch is 2yrs old. Maybe it’s time for a switch. I got to play with one at BestBuy, it’s very slick, the OLED screen is beautiful. Mmm… candy.
Apple have updated their Ipod Nano line by including a build-in camera. It not only takes photos but also shoots video at 640×480 running at 30fps. I’m thinking the digital camera business is slowly heading out the door. Why would I buy a camera when I can also have music with it. the size hasn’t change much and cost is $149 for the 8Gb and $179 for the 16Gb. Oh, it also comes with FM tuner (a tat late apple?), voice recorder and pedometer for the health freaks. Nicely done Apple, why don’t you put those in the Ipod Touch huh??? Check it out here.
This morning, apple just released a new ipod Shuffle, didn’t see it coming. New shuffle has no buttons, controls are done via the headset and voice prompts. The darn thing talks to you for God’s sake. Check it out here.
Slacker don’t just make an mp3 player, it’s also wifi enabled to play internet radio. The catch is that the stations are streamed from the slacker server but you can also create your personal station with your choice of music. The stations you saved on to the player is also cached so when there’s no wifi it’ll still keep playing music. There is a 4gb or 8gb version and can store enough music for many hours. Check it out here.
Apple have updated their entire range of ipod products starting with the shuffle, nano, touch and classic. The ipod with the most change is the nano where it’s gone back to the long shape. Apparently many people didn’t like the little fatty, i personally thinks it’s ok. It comes with an accelerometer so when tilted sideways would make it landscape mode. Also, there’s this new cool feature where you shake the nano, it will shuffle to a new song. The Touch now looks similar to the iphone 3G but with a chromed curved back, also there is now a build-in speaker with physical volume controls on the side. You can also record voice as Apple have finally enabled Audio-in via the headphone jack. Check it out here.
Here’s a blurry spy shot of the new ipod nano supposedly coming out this tuesday from the Apple Event. It’s gone back to the old shape but with a larger screen. I wonder what new features it will have, wifi? Touchscreen? Check it out here.
I like all thing tech, while I’m a big fan of Apple and their products, I love to see it’s competitors come up with innovative products to challenge Apple. The Zune, I think, is cool. I like the interface and it’s features. It’s no ipod killer but it’s getting there. This is their latest limited edition for Joy Division. Kinda nice. Check it out here.