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Cowon reveals Plenue M high definition audio player and DAC

September 3, 2015 by Tom in Audio, DAC, MP3, PMP with No Comments.

Following up the Plenue 1 is the new Cowon Plenue M high definition sound portable audio player. The plush brushed metal unit features a Burr-Brown PCM1795 24bit / 192kHz DAC and stereo crosstalk, in conjunction with the JetEffect 7 & BBE sound technology that offers 10 band EQ adjustment. The EQ includes 66 preset values, including the new Chorus sound. The player also has a variety of skin options, which offer real-time accurate monitor readings. The Cortex dual-core processor runs on a Linux-based system - price and release date tba. [gallery link="file"] Via imp3

New TEAC HA-P90SD high-resolution audio player doubles as a portable DAC and headphone amp

August 27, 2015 by Tom in Audio, DAC, MP3, PMP with No Comments.

  The new hi-res audio player from TEAC is the HA-P90SD, a unit that doubles as a high-end DAC and amp for headphones. The unit carries a high quality Burr Brown PCM1795 DAC through which to play the audio provided via microSD, USB or connected source. iOS and Android devices can use the dedicated TEAC Audio HR Player app to make sure it’s getting the signal it wants from the start.   High-res audio up to 24-bit/192kHz is supported, as well as Direct Stream Digital (DSD) at 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz. Supported file types include WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, DSF and DFF.   Also inside are Burr Brown OPS1602 SoundPLUS op amps, dual sample clocks and push-pull circuitry.   The aluminium unit comes in the choice of red or black and the built-in battery of

World’s lightest 7-inch tablet Sharp Aquos Pad SH-05G launches today

July 17, 2015 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

The Sharp Aquos Pad SH-05G tablet, the world's lightest 7-inch slate, launches today (July 17). Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo will put out the tablet, which weighs 216g. It has an IGZO LCD display at 1920 x 1200 pixels and PureLED technology. The tablet will ship with Android 5.0 and runs on an octacore Snapdragon 810 processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage. The battery is a 3,900mAh unit and the rear cam's 8MP, while the front-facer is weighs in at 2.1MP. Via tablet-news

Hug it out with the iBall Slide Cuddle A4 phablet from India

June 27, 2015 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

What's in a name? A smile at least here. The 7-inch iBall Slide Cuddle A4 tablet is launching out of India at a budget price but with specs to match. The battery is a 2800mAh unit, which is pretty small for a 7-incher. The display's 6.95-inches to be exact, with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution. It runs on an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It's out now in India for 8690 INR (US$136). Via gizchina

China’s Colorful announce dual-boot tablet that runs Windows 8.1 and Android KitKat

June 3, 2015 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

Next up in the long line of Chinese dual-boot Windows and Android tablets is the Colorful i783 PRO tablet. It has a 7.9-inch, 1024 x 768-pixel display and runs on an Intel Baytrail CR Z3735F processor. It'll come with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3,450mAh battery. Also on the way from Colorful is the Android tablet IG808, an 8-inch slate that runs on a quad-core Mediatek MT6592 processor. Inside is 2GB of RAM, a 2MP rear cam and a 0.3MP front-facer. There's also be a 4,000mAh battery, WiFI and WCDMA network support. Prices are to be announced. Via tablet-news

Notel PMP is must-have device in North Korea

March 30, 2015 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

The must-have gadget in North Korea, the Chinese-made Notel PMP, is a nostalgic look back at the tech development. The portable media player was once a black market device but has now been legalized and can be bought in state-run shops. It's reported that they are used for watching banned overseas content shared via physical storage such as USBs and SD cards, both of which work in the media player. North Korea's electricity supply is notoriously awful so it's handy that the Notel can be charged from a car battery. Via engadget (image Reuters: Kim Hong-ji)

Designer Astell&Kern AK240 portable music player, just $2,499

March 25, 2015 by Tom in Audio, MP3, PMP with 2 Comments.

It comes with a designer Tanniere Remy Carriat leather case. No? Well how about these stats. The Astell&Kern AK240 high resolution portable audio player is a stainless steel device with a carbon fiber back. It has a 3.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen and supports a huge range of audio files but the best sound'll come from lossless audio thanks to its dual 24-bit/192kHz digital audio converters and native DSD playback. The AK240 has Bluetooth support for wireless headphones and comes with 256GB storage, expandable via microSD up to a further 128GB. According to Astell&Kern, the stainless steel body eliminates electrical noise and delivers purer audio, which is just what you'd tell yourself after spending that amount of money. Mmm, yeah, that sounds really pure. This was a go

Colorfly teases new Pocket HIFI media player

March 5, 2015 by Tom in Audio, MP3, MP4, PMP with No Comments.

Colorfly has released some specs info and a blurry teaser image for its new Pocket HIFI media player. So far it's let on that it'll have a 32GB memory capacity and it'll push music through its onboard Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). It will also feature a 2.4-inch, 400 x 360-pixel display and will weigh 160g. The unblurred image will be revealed soon, along with price and availability details. Via imp3

Sony unveils the least obvious audiophile product ever

February 21, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, MP3, Sony with No Comments.

When we try to work out what we'll need for top quality sound, the player is important, the headphones are vital, the cable technology could be considered...a headphone amp too maybe? But wait, we forgot the memory card! Sony Japan will release the SR-64HXA memory card, a class 10 microSD unit that fits 64GB of data and costs in yen the equivalent of $155. The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is the player they're pushing to use with this card and as that costs more than $1,000, what's an extra $150 on top for some smooth, quiet data playback? Via geekypinas

Pow! Scribd book streaming app adds comics from the likes of Marvel

February 12, 2015 by Tom in App News, PMP with No Comments.

Scribd, the streaming subscription service that acts as the Spotify of ebooks and audiobooks, has added thousands of comics to its instant access library. Titles from the likes of Marvel, Archie, Valiant and Dynamite are now available, furthering opening up the world of comics. For crammers, Scribd currently offers a month's free subscription and costs $9/month when the trial runs out. Via engadget

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