Last week, I got my hands on the latest and greatest gadgets from Samsung that are either already out or will be making their debut in the upcoming weeks. From camcorders, cell phones, MP3 players, and televisions, I couldn't help but get into the Christmas spirit as these new gadget goodies are sure to be holiday hits. Just click through the slideshow to check out some of my faves!
- Starting Aug. 12, Elvis fans will be able to pick up a 1GB Elvis Media Player filled with Elvis video clips and offering a 2.4-inch display, FM tuner and voice recorder. — Engadget
- Delta Airlines has just announced that it will be offering broadband WiFi on domestic flights by the end of 2009. And it's not that expensive either, $10 on flights three hours or less and $13 on flights longer than three hours. — CrunchGear
- The iPhone 2.0.1 update is available now for download on iTunes. — Gizmodo
- The long awaited Android handsets are almost here! HTC's chief financial officer has confirmed that they will be launching before the end of the year. — Shiny Shiny
- It's giveaway time! Be sure to log into your TeamSugar account for your chances to win a white Nintendo DS Lite and a Space Chimps game! — geeksugar
I'm stoked about the future of technology and design, because I'm witnessing products now that look like my favorite futuristic movies that I watched back in the day! From sleek cell phones to high tech beds to lounge on, concept design is becoming an obsession of mine. Although this little gadget performs a well known function, you might not be able to tell by its design. Do you know what it does? To find out, read more
I can't believe it was sooo long ago (like last year long ago) that the Mickey Mouse MP3 Player surfaced and that we've had to wait this long for it to finally come to the US. Before you think I'm crazy for saying something from Disney is geek chic, hear me out. This $70 player is super tiny, comes in four stylin' colors, and can hold up to one 1GB of music. I already have an iPod and an iPhone, but the cutesy wootesy Mickey ears are calling my name.
I don't think I'm going to put the USB Mini Ball Speaker into my regular rotation of necklaces, but am I crazy or is it kind of cute? What's not really that cute is the fact that it's an MP3 player. . . around your neck.
If it hooked into headphones like the D-Cube MP3 player necklace that would be one thing, but I'm imagining someone wearing this at a party and basically being the party. Which, on second thought, sounds kinda cool. What do you think?
There are those who like geeky jewelry pieces like this pink iPod pendant that look pretty and show off your geekiness, but don't really serve a purpose. And then there are those who want wearable pieces of technology that actually come in handy like the Active Crystal flash drives by Philips. Well the latest piece of geeky jewelry to add to the mix is this MP3 player necklace by D'Cube.
Featured on PMP Today, this straight from Korea player includes a 1.3-inch LCD screen, a built-in FM tuner and it can play various file types. Stay tuned for availability but so far so good as prices range from $77 for the 2GB and $97 for the 4GB. What do you think? Stick with your regular player, or mix it up with something like this?
Need a GIANT MP3 player? Spotted in the aisles of Walgreens, a $22 dollar MP3 player — the size of your head! Walgreens and their genius digital music player manufacturer have apparently glossed over the fact that iPod's success came largely from its convenient small size to bring you the Colossal 256MB mp3 player! Who cares if you don't own any bags big enough to fit it. It's COLOSSAL!
Who knows what they were thinking with this thing — it has just 256MB and requires 2 AA batteries, and the packaging gives away no sense of irony whatsoever.
Don't bother checking online for this bad boy — I could only find it in person at a downtown San Francisco store. I have half a mind to go back to that Walgreens and buy it, just so I can wear it around town as a social experiment. And it's pink, because, you know, a white one just isn't attention-catching enough!
SanDisk's new Fuze is red hot, comes with 4GB of storage, and only costs $100 (a 4GB iPod nano costs $150). CrunchGear found this beauty on Amazon, although I think it has gone MIA cause I can't seem to find it anymore, but stay tuned for more details!
Here's what makes this mp3 player so mighty and definitely worth the $100: It features a 1.9-inch screen, a microSD/SDHC slot, digital FM radio, and 24-hours of battery life for audio and 5-hours for video playback. More colors are said to be coming as well. Expect to see this red hot player in stores in one to three months!
I wanted to tell you more about a cool fitness gadget that is a must have for this Spring: the Swirl.
The Swirl ($169) is an all-in-one heart rate monitor, music player, and virtual personal trainer. Together with the Swirlfit web service, it helps to improve your health and overall fitness by making it more fun and effective to work out. What's more? The Swirl is only one ounce. Swirlfit web service lets you create your own heart rate zone training programs and intensity-match them to your favorite music. All you have to do is plug in and download your data to your computer. It uses a single audio stream for coaching, heart rate and music. This way you can hear instructions, alerts, prompts and music at the same time.
It is a little pricey, but it's a cool way to get motivated if you have the extra funds and/or if you like to track yourself via charts and data. I just love that it is all in one since I always have several gadgets with me at the gym, it would be nice to consolidate. Your purchase includes: Swirl Personal Digital Trainer, standard headset, chest strap, USB cable, 3 months access to Swirlfit Online service (a $29.99 value). For more information and to buy it go here.
Sony has spiced up their latest E-Series mp3 players with hip new interchangeable jackets. Choose from a basic black or white models and then personalize it with over twenty different "Style-Up" panels. What's great about these NW-E-series walkman sticks which I spotted on Gizmodo, is the fact that they come with a USB plug that you can directly connect to your laptop or computer for uploading songs.
Sizes and prices include 1GB ($102), 2GB ($121) and 4GB for ($149). Expect to see them make their way to the U.S after their launch in Japan on March 8. Totally cute, but I'm still excited about the fact that the 1GB iPod shuffle only costs $49.