March 19, 2010

Loewe Open Source Reference Mediacenter

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The Loewe Reference Mediacenter will play CDs, DVDs and any music stored on its integrated hard disk, existing home network with music server and USB memory stick. With an open platform, it can access media from your iPhone, iPod and control your Blu-ray player. It displays all on your TV and can be placed in party mode for sending music to other rooms or can handle simultaneous playback of several music sources. Due out this fall, contact Loewe for more information and pricing.

Via Loewe

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March 17, 2010

Archos to Release Android Tablets

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Archos has two new Android based tablets designed for those who want more than a smartphone and less than a PC. Due out in June, both can play videos, music and photos, and can also access the Interweb at prices around $200.00. The 7 Tablet has a 7" touchscreen with built-in WiFi and USB for transferring files. It will be available in both 2 and 8GB models.

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The 8 Home Tablet features an 8" touchscreen and holds 4GB memory. This would certainly be a good addition to any kitchen with the ability to download recipes and be used as a digital frame while cleaning up the dishes.

Via UMPC Portal

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March 12, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Pioneer Receivers Multi-task

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Pioneer's latest 5.1 AV receivers can multi-task to the max. The VSX-520-K and VSX-820-K have Bluetooth capability with optional adapter, are 3D ready with HDMI 1.4 and have a Dolby ProLogic IIz decoder. Both have the "Works with iPhone" capability that allows you to download from iTunes, share with a USB composite video cable and charges your phone at the same time.

Via Pioneer

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March 3, 2010

Take a Dip With Soundwave MP3 Player

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For water sports lovers, Marinemart has created the Freestyle Audio Soundwave, a waterproof MP3 Player that can handle up to 10 feet of water. With 2GB memory, it is also shockproof, and has EQ presets, FM tuner, MP3/WMA/WMA DRM file support and a pair of waterproof earbuds. The player retails for $89.99.

Via ubergizmo

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March 2, 2010

Raremono Radio Doubles As Shortwave

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Thanko's Raremono Radio not only plays AM/FM stations, it picks up shortwave signals as well. Attachable by USB, it is compatible with Windows Vista and XP. Accompanying software lets you record audio and the device comes with a stand, antenna and USB cable at a price of $79.00.

Via Audio Cubes

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March 1, 2010

Abbee Music System Omits Ads, DJ Chatter

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Myine Electronics has produced the Abbee commercial-free Music System that also gets rid of annoying DJ chat. There are two parts to the device, a base stereo speaker system with built-in FM tuner and Music Lock, a portable player that can record songs from the station and holds about 500 tunes. Of course, there is a plus and minus to the system. The good news is that you get rid of the ads and get your music without subscription while the bad news is that you might get parts of the intro of the song clipped.

Via Abbee Music System

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February 25, 2010

StorE Saves 2TB Media Files

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Toshiba's StorE TV will save up to 2TB of media files. It can stream audio, video and images from your PC to your HDTV, as well as via USB, an external DVD drive or SD card from your camera. The device will be available in Q4 with no price announced as yet.

Via Electric Pig

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February 24, 2010

Ultimate Ears - Luxurious Listening

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Ultimate Ears, a subsidiary of Logitech, is the definitive in luxury for professional and amateur rock stars. Their 18 Pro Custom Monitors have 6 individually tuned speakers, 4-way crossover, dow distortion and triple sound channels. With an optional ambient feature for more isolation, the buds can be special ordered for $1,350.

Via Ultimate Ears

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Crestron Dock is Wall-Mounted

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Crestron combines their CEN-IDOCV Interface with an iPod dock to create a 6 x 4" wall unit. The CEN-IDOCV-DSW gives A/V, USB and Ethernet connectivity throughout an entire house via remote. Available in black or white, the device uses an Apple Authentication chip for faster iTunes browsing and is compatible with 6th generation (and later) iPod classic, and late model iPod nano, iPhone and iPod touch. Contact Crestron for price and compatibility.

Via Crestron

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February 19, 2010

Treat Your Pets to 360º Tunes

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A farmer claimed that he piped music into his barn as it made his cows happier and they produced more milk. Pet Acoustics has devised My Pet Omnidirectional Speaker that has a 4" drive unit with cone reflector that emits music 360º, the way that they say animals hear it in nature. Recommended for dogs, cats and horses, the speaker will set you back $249.99, a price that would buy a whole lot of kibble. Although the company offers an app for testing the "specially designed" music, we suggest humming to your pets instead.

Via Pet Accoustics

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