The name might be a little too surfer-chic for a lot of people, but the functionality behind the radJacket CHARGE case is actually pretty awesome. You might even say it’s gnarly. You see, the radJacket CHARGE is a case for the iPod Touch that will not only protect the touchscreen-equipped portable entertainment device from the […]
I’m totally digging my 3rd-gen iPod nano, but it seems that my favorite portable music player is getting obsolete in a few months. It has been revealed that Apple will be launching new versions of both the iPod nano and the iPod touch some time in the third quarter of this year. Wolfson Microelectronics was […]
The good news is that this handheld costs a measly 70 bucks. The bad news is that the only relation it has with Apple is in appearance only, because this quite obviously an unauthorized knockoff. Available through ComputerGeeks, the unnamed portable media player invites you to “touch the future of portable entertainment.” The home menu […]
Toys. No matter how old I get, I will always want my toys. These days, “toys” would entail things like new video games, cell phones, and other gadgets. When I was quite a bit younger, however, hours on end would be occupied by snapping together a series of plastic blocks, letting me exercise my architectural […]
While everyone else seems to focusing their attention squarely on the Apple iPhone, the handset’s cellular-less cousin doesn’t want to get lost in the mix. Apple has just released a new television commercial that highlights a bunch of cool things that you can do with the iPod touch. Seeing how the iPhone is not officially […]
There’s something to be said about touchscreen displays, but I personally think that if a multimedia player is going to boast that kind of functionality, the necessity of a stylus pretty much ruins the experience. Think about when you’d want to use it at the gym or while on a jog. Two-handed control can get […]
If you’ve been thinking about buying a new iPod touch or Apple iPhone, it might be in your best interest to hold out for another month or two, because there’s a distinct possibility that Apple could be slashing prices by $100. You could then spend that extra hundred bucks on a nice meal or perhaps […]
Some people are not satisfied with the current level of storage available on Apple’s touchtastic media player and cell phone. They love the user interface and the form factor, but they find that after stuffing in a video or two, they’re completely out of space. Steve Jobs is coming to the rescue yet once again […]
You could say that the iPod touch is really just the lesser cousin of the iPhone, because it’s almost as good as its cellular-equipped brethren, but not quite. Apple is finally looking to even out the playing field between the iPod touch and the iPhone, announcing an update for the former that provides some extra […]
Realistically, the only thing separating the iPod touch from the Apple iPhone is the simple fact that the latter can make phone calls and the former cannot. That little hurdle has apparently been overcome, because touchmods has come up with the VoIP application for the iPod touch and they’re nice enough to provide us with […]
Many people may be lusting after the iPod Touch this holiday season, but the somewhat hefty asking price can be quite the hurdle to overcome. What if I told you that you could buy a 4GB version for just $109? If you think that it sounds too good to be true, you’re probably right, because […]
By and large, the iPod Touch can do everything that the iPhone can do except for voice calls. Thanks to a couple of modders, that difference may soon be thrown out the window. You see, “Marian” managed to build a preamped mic for the iPod touch and some guy named “eok” has taken this addition […]
At least he has a sense of humor about it. This poor fellow was happily enjoying his iPod Touch when he suddenly got jumped by a couple of goons. The net result was the loss of his beloved handheld and a battered up face. I know. We’re not really supposed to laugh at people who […]
We’ve already seen several developments that bring an iPhone-like interface to Windows Mobile devices, but Conduits Pocket Player 3.5 takes it one step further, transporting the iPod Touch experience to our Microsoft-powered handhelds. This isn’t just a skin that lays over top a regular Bill Gates interface, you know. Instead, Pocket Player from Conduits is […]
Anxious to run third-party applications on your iPod Touch, but don’t want to mess with a complicated jailbreak process? 13-year-old AriX has come to rescue, creating a one touch unlock with a slick little GUI, effectively freeing you from Apple’s shackles. Of course, the iPod Touch has been jailbreaked (jailbroken?) already, but the procedure hasn’t […]
While the latest iPhone firmware seems to lock out most third party applications, the iPod Touch is seemingly all ready to go with all sorts of additional applications, including that awesome NES emulator. A Jailbreak Guide has been developed to walk you through the entire process, but the gist of it is that you can […]
I personally like the physical design of many Samsung products. The YP-K5 MP3 player, for example, is quite the attractive piece with its slide-out speaker and touch-sensitive controls. Possibly in an effort to compete against the recently announced iPod touch, Samsung has launched the Samsung Yepp YP-P2, a personal media player that boasts a touchscreen […]
There are a couple of buttons on the Sony Walkman NW-A919 MP3 player, but the main point of contact for the user will be through the huge 2.4-inch touchscreen display. In this way, you could say that this is Sony’s answer to the iPod Touch, but I doubt that this portable media player boasts any […]
We were told that the iPod Touch would be everything that the iPhone is, except of course for the phone part. Unfortunately, it turns out that the screen quality on the iPod Touch just isn’t up to snuff. Wilson Rothman of Gizmodo provides a direct comparison between the two units and he’s concluding the the […]
The good news is that the new iPod Touch features all the cool features of the iPhone without the actual phone part. The bad news is that the hands-on video done by Jason Chen of Gizmodo will give you a level of motion sickness on par with the Blair Witch Project. According to Chen, the […]
On Tuesday, we heard that Apple would be unveiling the new iPod nano. We heard that Wednesday would be the day where Apple fanboys from around the world could rejoice over the latest generation of pocket sized music featuring a click wheel. And they delivered, but Steve Jobs brought more than just a new iPod […]
You’ve already seen the crazy MacBook Pro Touch concept, but what if Apple were to extend the touch to some of its other products. Not to be confused with the iPod touch, what you’re looking at here is a concept for the next-generation iPod nano. More specifically, it’s being touted as the iPod nano touch for obvious reasons, but it’s even smarter than that.
Last week Steve Jobs revealed the sixth-generation iPod nano, complete with a tiny touchscreen display. Well, it didn’t take long before obvious circumstances came together, and someone found the optimal way to use this new music player: as a watch.
Apple’s new 6th-generation iPod Nano is basically an overgrown stamp with multitouch. No click wheel on this one, the screen is 46% smaller and 42% lighter than its predecessor.
Wednesday is shaping up to be the big day for Apple. It’s on that day that they will be reportedly revealing the newest generation of the iPod touch and the iPod nano. We can’t confirm anything just yet, but it looks like Alibaba is spilling the beans ahead of schedule by effectively confirming the new nano.
As you may have heard already, Apple is planning a special event on September 1 and it is on that day that we expect to see some new iPod 4G offering from Steve Jobs and his team in Cupertino. Well, we have now learned a little more about the upcoming products.
Part of the trouble with certain iPod speaker docks is that the provided remote control nowhere near duplicates the functionality that you get on your iPod’s click wheel. While they would probably prefer if you bought a Walkman, Sony has an iPod speaker system that comes with a nice bonus. It’s not quite the same […]
This almost seems like an act in futility, but a recent patent filed by Apple seems to point toward a new click wheel for the iPod that will accept multiple inputs from multiple fingers. Remember when the click wheel was first revealed and everyone thought it was God’s gift to man? Remember the same reaction […]
We normally turn to China for knockoff products, and although the text looks Korean or Japanese to me, the actual product shown is indeed made in China. The third-generation iPod nano has received a very warm reception from the public for its cool CoverFlow navigation, pipsqueak proportions, and glorious color screen. But this knockoff seems […]
Just when you thought the whole Apple iPhone rumor mill had run dry, we have another tidbit for you to munch on. Word on the street is that Steve Jobs is going to announce a new Widescreen Touch iPod at Super Bowl XLI. In other words, this would be the iPhone, except without the phone […]
It’s OK. You can admit it. You like your iPod, but you don’t like how much time it takes to get those TV shows and movies from their source to your video iPod. First, you have to download them. Then, you have to transfer them to the iPod. And if you don’t use iTunes originally, […]
Touchscreen displays are fun and all, presenting as intuitive an interface as possible, but those greasy fingerprints are a giant turn-off. Apple is working to make navigation a breeze with a new patent that calls for a “touch-sensitive bezel (edge of screen) that can adapt to the screen contents to provide an input method for […]
So, lately it’s been Zune this and release date that, with Microsoft talking up the touchscreen nature of their new device. Well, seems Apple has that, too. According to sources that seem to be in the know, Apple will release a touchscreen iPod in December. That’s not all. The sources also say that the resolution […]
Ready to upgrade your iPod Nano? It’s been a while since Apple released a truly different form factor for its Nano line. The 7th generation iPod Nano has now arrived bringing with it a 2.5-inch multi-touch display.
We have the right device for those of you who have a thing for tiny MP3 players. The music player pictured above, the Kube2 from Singapore technology company Bluetree Electronics, is not as thin as the latest generation iPod shuffles, but it’s being claimed by the makers as the “world’s smallest touch mp3 player”.
While the Bluetooth headset has allowed people to look like they are talking to imaginary friends, a new device will let iPhone users get in on the action and look like they’re gesturing and talking to no one. A team of researchers at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Germany have designed an interface that allows you to use apps on your iPhone and answer calls by tapping the palm of your hand.
Let’s take a hypothetical look inside the Apple think tank. When they were thinking about what to do with the 6th-gen nano, they thought they wanted to go smaller and they thought they wanted a touchscreen. Then, they thought they wanted to remove the camera from the 5th gen, along with the video support.
Apple has confirmed an agreement to fund strategic pre-payments worth $3.9 billion over two years to an unnamed technology during its Q1 results call yesterday. According to company sources, the specific technology won’t be named as of yet, though they cite the 2005 flash memory deal as an example of a similar arrangement.
The current generation iPod nano is pretty small. It’s so small that people have cleverly converted it into a wearable watch. The first attempt was an ugly nylon strap, but this new band from Hex seems to scream out a little more geek chic.
Steve Jobs today at the Apple keynote said the company will be updating devices to iOS 4.1 very soon. This update will include various fixes and enhancements, including the proximity sensor issue, Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance deterioration.
We haven’t heard a good rumor related to the next-generation Sony PSP in some time, even though a new version has been looming over heads for a while. Well, get ready to crank out some more conjecture, because the latest reports are saying the next PSP will have touch controls. On the back.
It seems that Apple has a huge slate of new toys for us coming down the chute, and many of them have already been leaked on the Internet. Do you want to get a smaller iPad or perhaps a new iPod shuffle with a touchscreen? You’ve got it.
This handy little MiFi-esque device can latch onto that super speedy 4G WiMAX network (if your area has it) and translate that connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices for 4-5 hours. In effect, you can have an iPhone 4G and not just an iPhone 4, so to speak.
Frog Design and ECOtality reveal the Blink, an electric vehicle charger for residential and commercial use set to change the way we fuel automobiles of the future. With its sleek aesthetic and user friendly touch screen, it looks more like a giant iPod than a car charger. This touch screen however is more than just a pretty face; it communicates via smart phone and the Web about information regarding energy consumption and most inexpensive times to charge your EV.
In the strictest sense, video calls are nothing new. At the same time, Apple’s FaceTime on the iPhone 4 could really help to popularize that form of and function of communication. FaceTime my friends, is coming to the iPad and iPod touch. With FaceTime on the iPhone you still “call” your friends like you normally would, then the video call is pushed over the Wi-Fi connection visually connecting you.
Bmorn, an electronics device manufacturer from China, is releasing a new HD-capable PMP onto the market called BM-889. Although very little detail is known about this new device, it will feature 720p (1280×720) HD video output (not quite the full HD 1080p).
The 5-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 800x 480 and uses a new technology called ‘Human Magnetic Sense Touch’ (or a bad translation of multi-touch perhaps)
The Primo, a portable, rechargeable battery for your iPhone & iPod is only about the size of your thumb and is an astonishing 800mAh capacity battery. This provides roughly 3 hours of talk time on your iPhone or 36 hours of music on an iPod.
The team in Cupertino has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of a MacBook Touch, but we’re sure hearing a lot of rumors about a supposed Apple Mac Tablet of sorts. It seems to make sense for Apple to release what is effectively a giant iPod touch and this latest rumor places it right in […]
The outward appearance of the fifth-generation iPod nano remains largely unchanged from the fourth-generation nano that preceded it. You still get the shiny aluminum casing, the elongated body, and the white click wheel, but there are some obvious changes as well. The display is just slightly bigger and, more notably, there’s that new camera poking […]