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CES is upon us and with it all types of devices, gadgets and digital accessories. Chestnut Hill Sound is planning on unloading a new Hi-Fi for the Apple iPod dubbed the “George” during this years CES, with consumer release following next month. Pricing is said to be just floating over $500 bucks.
The George will tackle playback for your radio AM/FM as well as pound out the beats from your iPod. Backed by the ZigBee wireless protocol, the Chestnut Hill George comes with a wireless remote bearing an LCD screen which dutifully handles all of your requests with a range up to 25 feet.
The Asian market for portable media players is smoking. Teclast is prepping to kick out their own device which is every bit as sexy as the AOC V500. The Teclast C260 all-in-one seemingly does it all, FM tuner, MP3 and WAV support as well as AVI, Xvid and DivX. Slim and sexy the C260 is wrapped in a 3.15 x 1.85 x 0.39 inch frame, that is topped off with a 2.4 inch QVGA touchscreen. Other niceties include USB 2.0 connectivity, JPEG viewer and a MicroSD card slot. The rumor mill says the Teclast C260 has some â€œgamingâ€ ability too but that seems to yet be confirmed. 1GB in capacity.
PMP’s from Asia are all over the place, we spotted this one and thought to share. Don’t know if it is because of shiny metal buttons, the specs (2.4-inch QVGA LCD, USB.20), or because of the babe (Kiera Knightley) in the photo, but the AOC V500 is pretty hawt. The pmp plays a good bulk of the files you can throw at it, including MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG4 and AVI. Unfortunately there are no game options, but it can display JPEG files for you photo buffs. Should be available soon in foreign (Chinese) markets with sizes from a mere 128MB to to a more capable 2GB.
While I have not quite understood the popularity of iPod stereo orbs, as the lack of uniformity created by tacking a small rectangular device on the top of a large circular one almost gives me the shudders. However, I do understand a few of you out there like dig them, and thus I am typing this.
Mobile phones with cameras, despite recent improvements still catch a little flack for limited features and capabilities. That may no longer be an issue if Brando has anything to do with it. The company has a line of mobile phone telescopes for both Nokia and Sony Ericsson handsets, which enables 6x zoom.
If retro phones were not enough a retro headset has been unleashed for the masses to swarm to. Unlike the retro phone that was recently released which was priced slightly on the high-end, the retro handset is available for only $39.99. The battery charges via USB, the handset has a 30ft range and is compatible with Bluetooth version 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. Available only here.
Even though you can’t sit it on your desktop just yet, you can prepare the space for Microsoft’s upcoming device, the Zune. Our inbox has been flooded with information regarding the Zune, engadget has a recent writeup that covers what exactly what you will and won’t be able to do when you finally get your hands on the Microsoft portable player.
Most notably no web connectivity, no downloading songs via WiFi from the Zune store directly into the device and no wireless (WiFi) computer sync. All in all, despite recently announced shortcomings the Zune will be a big seller so hit Wal-Mart and get your pre-order squared away. The Microsoft Zune will be available in Brown, White and Black.
When Apple updated the Nano we knew the world would go crazy, and rightfully so. The new iPod Nano sports a slimmer, sleeker design, made from anodized aluminum, much like its sibbling, the iPod Mini and comes in 5 new brilliant colors. In addition to the new quarter inch thin shell, 40% brighter full-color display and extended battery life (up to 24 hours), the iPod Nano now has more capacity for your media playing pleasure, from 2GB all the way up to 8GB. ($149-$249)
The Logitech Harmony 1000 has a 3.5 inch touch screen, a rechargeable battery, a remote device database that is never out of date (over 150,000 devices to date and growing) and most lovely of all, easy-as-pie one touch controls. The Harmony 1000 is the only remote in the world that uses Smart State Technology, simply tap the activity buttons (Listen to Music, Watch TV, etc.) to switch to the device you wish to control.