The Sony NW-A800 Video Walkman has been met with plenty of negativity in the last few days. Maybe Sony hopes this video from Silvabokis found on Youtube will change a few opinions.
Our friends at Nerd Approved have a few tidbits worth sharing. First the important stuff. Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate for $199.99 instead of the
$399 $379.99 you’re used to seeing. That’s still not the $5 Windows Vista bargain price you’ll find in India or as good as bypassing Vista activation with Paradox’s solution but it’ll do.
In-between bulding some of the most fabulous cars in the world for people like Stefan Eriksson of Gizmondo fame to crash, Ferrari has partnered with Meridian Audio to produce the hand-built Ferrari F80 Home Entertainment System. Specs on the Ferrari F80 include CD and DVD for platter play, DAB/FM/AM tuner and three power amps kicking out the sounds for two front speakers and the rear subwoofer. No word on pricing or the 0 to 60.
Sporting a 2.2-inch QVGA screen and support for Microsoft’s latest DRM, iRiver has announced the X20 personal mediaplayer. iRiver apparently was saving this to upstage competition because we don’t recall an 8GB model of the iRivier X20 being announced during CES.
With 32MB of onboard memory, USB connectivity and compatibility with both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista PC’s, the Genius G-Note 7100 Digital Pad ($160) can transfer up to 100 pages of notes with ease (no special paper needed).
The Samsung YP-K3 player looks good in red. Just don’t try to snatch this baby up anytime soon, because even though it’s on the Samsung site, it’s not available to snag for Valentine’s Day. Word on the web is that the “Bloody Mary” version of Samsung YP-K3 player is shipping a little later. Maybe March, maybe summer, maybe Q3, maybe.
Onkyo delivers the shiny with keyboards wrapped in aluminum. The new entries to the Onkyo Wavio lineup are available in your choice of silver or black. You’ll be able to pick the pieces you need in both wireless or wired options, with matching mouse.
Some might think there is an influence in design with the recent CMTech K7 PMP / Karaoke player. Bound for the Asian market the new portable does bear some relation to the wildly popular LG chocolate phone.
Fusionsoft shows promise with the 7Star, the company’s recent entry into the PMP/GPS market. Built on established standards like the SiRF Star III chipset and WIndows CE 5.0, the Fusionsoft 7Star is making safebets and making headlines by tossing in a choice of 40 or 80GB hard drives for the device. Other specs on the Korea bound PMP include a 7-inch QVGA display, 128MB SDRAM, 64MB NAND and DivX support right out of the box.
You may have never heard of Blu:Sens or their G14 media player, but what I’m about to tell you will have you looking everywhere to find it. The Blu:Sens G14 comes with your choice of 1GB or 2GB hard drive, a 2-inch 256k color display, it supports DivX natively and of course it plays MP3′s. You can toss in support for WMA files and while you’re at it, add OGG Vorbis. But that stuff really isn’t important, compared to what comes next.