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AMD A10 Mullins processor appears in BungBungame Photon2 tablet

October 28, 2014 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

The AMD A10 Micro-6700T Mullins processor has popped up in a tablet from BungBungame. The BungBungame Photon2 tablet is a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display model that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. There's also an accompanying Bluetooth keyboard cover and stylus. The AMD processor is a 4.5 watt, quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Performance should match that of the Intel Atom Bay Trail chips, with the added bonus of the Radeon R6 GPU. Elsewhere on the Photon2 you get a microHDMI port, a microSDXC card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support and NFC. It's expected to debut around $550. Via liliputing  

Shure steps into lower end market with $40 SRH range

October 4, 2014 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

Shure's latest SRH on-ear headphones range comprises the SRH144 model, which offers a balanced sound with improved high-frequency response, and the SRH145 model, which are for bass hunters. There is also an iOS-specific model, the SRH145m+. They both sport a lightweight, foldable design and are an attempt to offer to a larger market the expected quality associated with the brand. The 144s have a semi-open design and the 145s are all about closed-back for bass. Via gizmodo  

Limited edition audio-technica fluffy earmuffs headphones

October 3, 2014 by Tom in PMP with 1 Comment.

The ATH-FW55 audio-technica fluffy earmuffs headphones are the perfect winter warmers for music-lovers. They will be released in Japan on October 17 and will be available in brown and grey. The headmuffs weigh 104g, sport a 1.2m cord and pack in 30mm drivers for the 20?23,000Hz frequency range. Via akihabaranews

New Wu-Tang Clan album to be released in special edition Bluetooth speaker

October 2, 2014 by Tom in PMP, Random with No Comments.

Rap heroes Wu-Tang Clan have teamed up with Boombotix to release upcoming album A Better Tomorrow in a special edition boombox-style speaker that'll also transmit the album via Bluetooth. The name of the speaker? Wu-edition Boombot Rex. Yep. The Wu-edition Boombot Rex will be out on November 28th for $79.99. Also on the Boombot Rex you'll find Cher, doing her guest spot with the Wu. Weird. Via theguardian

NVIDIA Tegra 4-powered QOOQ V3 kitchen tablet is overqualified kitchen porter

September 29, 2014 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

Developed as a kitchen companion, the 10-inch QOOQ V3 boasts an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, so it's a little overqualified to just be left on the sideboard for the occasional flick through the free recipes on the Jamie Oliver app. On the cooking front, the QOOQ V3 comes with a kickstand for easy reading, and a plastic shell to protect against splashes and cuts. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and, as mentioned above, packs an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.9GHz. There's 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 5800 mAh battery for eight hours of continuous cooking. Via tablet-news

Cheapo PiPo Work-W4 Windows tablet could be entry level trial

September 25, 2014 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

If you're not sure how you'd get on with a Windows tablet but are curious to find out, the $80 PiPo Work W4 could be the cheap and easy way to find out what Windows offers over Android or iOS. The Work-W4 is an 8-inch tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel display. It runs on an Intel Atom Z3735F processor and comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage. The battery's a basic 4500mAh model and it has a 2MP rear camera. Via gizchina

Xiaomi strip it down with $7.50 ‘In-Ear Headphones Basic’

September 15, 2014 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

The Xiaomi 'In-Ear Headphones Basic' RM 25 will launch in Malaysia on 16th September. These earbuds are a stripped-down version of the Xiaomi Pistons IEMs and are said to be close on quality. While the Pistons sport gold plating, these are bog-standard earphones but at a nice price that makes them worth checking out, at least to have around the house as spares. Via gizchina

ByePod! Apple has killed the iPod Classic

September 10, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Audio, MP3, PMP with No Comments.

The iPod Classic MP3 player is no more. Following Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch announcements, one of its most successful products has been quietly removed from the store: the click-wheel controlled iPod Classic. Launched in 2001, the iPod has had 13 years good service and became the generic term for MP3 players among the general public and media. 13 years on, the iPod is now officially just a thing of memories and second-hand stores. Things sure moved on with it over the years: the first iPod cost $399 and came with 5GB storage. The most recent model, launched five years ago in 2009, had 160GB of storage. Share your tributes, memories or good riddance messages on the mp4nation forum  

Sony Walkman NWZ-A17 due in November

September 4, 2014 by Tom in Audio, MP3, MP4, PMP, Sony with No Comments.

The Sony Walkman lives on, and its latest incarnation will be the WiFi Walkman NWZ-A17, coming in November. The forthcoming music player will have 64GB storage and microSD expansion up to 128GB. Supported audio formats include FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, AAC and MWA. The 2.24-inch, 320 x 240 display isn't touchscreen so selections are made with the wheel beneath the screen. If low-res playback floats your boat, it also supports MP4, WMV9 and AVCHD video support. The new Walkman will be released at $299. [gallery link="file"] Via liliputing

Hitachi MXSP-BTS150 rugged wireless speaker is waterproof, dustproof and smashproof

August 29, 2014 by Tom in PMP with No Comments.

Do what you want to this solid block of sound - it'll bounce back and laugh in your face. Probably. The Hitachi MXSP-BTS150 is a waterproof, dust-proof and impact-proof portable NFC Bluetooth speaker that is IPX5 certified. The body is encased in rubber to let it shrug off drops from 1.2m and it works in temperatures from 0-50 degrees. It'll decode A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP.Codec SBC and comes in two colours - grey and white. It has two 35mm stereo speakers with a maximum output of 2.5W x 2ch. The lithium battery gives six hours of playback and it is available in Japan for 7,800 yen (US $75). Via fareastgizmos

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