Sony's NW-S705F Noise Canceling MP3 player is now on sale in the U.S. for about $199 for 2GB version and $169 for 1GB. You may remember when Crave reported on Sony's announcement of this player back in October. The big hullabaloo is that the NW-S705F has active noise-cancellation integrated into the player. Before you get too excited, the active noise-cancellation system will still require you to use Sony's proprietary earbuds. Even though the noise-canceling circuitry is in the player, microphones located on the outside of the earbuds are necessary for the function to work properly. The … Read more
In all likelihood, there are far fewer than six degrees of separation between you and breast cancer, and the idea of breast cancer awareness through gadgets is not a new one. So why not support a good cause through consumerism? Belkin's new Nano cases provide yet another opportunity for doing so, with 10 percent of the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Belkin is promising a minimum $100,000 donation.) One eligible cases is the "Hope" Remix Metal for iPod nano ($29.99), which is constructed of durable acrylic and brushed pink metal and features … Read more
After years of being tight-lipped about the company's environmental efforts, Apple CEO Steve Jobs posted an 1,880 word open letter online Wednesday about the computer maker's work to be green. Jobs cites criticism from environmental groups as his impetus to talk about Apple's initiatives in recycling old products and removing toxic chemicals from new products.
"It is generally not Apple's policy to trumpet our plans for the future...Unfortunately this policy has left our customers, shareholders, employees and the industry in the dark about Apple's desires and plans to become greener. So today … Read more
Back in March, I reviewed Arriva's sports headphones, which feature a unique cord design that does a remarkable job of keeping the headphones' earbuds securely in your ears. The fledgling company hinted that it would be creating "wireless" headphones for Apple's second-generation iPod Shuffle, and we now have our first concept photo of what the headphones will look like. The irony is that the headphones aren't wireless in the traditional sense (Bluetooth, IR, or RF), but they simply have the tiny Shuffle II integrated into the headphones at the back of your neck.
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iPod speaker systems are a dime a dozen, but Jamo has succeeded in designing a lovely little setup that'll slot nicely under your television or on your bookshelf. Called i200, this trendy iPod dock has been designed by the award-winning Danish team Birgitte Smedegaard and Stine Weiss. These aesthetic goddesses have knocked up a system that looks lovely and sounds equally impressive.
While this is no replacement for a main hi-fi system, it'll happily complement a modern kitchen or bedroom and comes with a quaint little remote control for skipping through tracks while cooking your Sunday roast.
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Could the video iPod face a serious challenge from a Dutch media player? That's what the cheeky monkeys at U.K.-based Pocket-lint appear to be saying with this headline.
The supposed contender is the "Blaze" MP4 player from Holland's Sweex, which sports a 1.8-inch color display and can has all the usual functions and, in its latest version, comes with a pair of "exclusive" Sennheiser MX 300 earphones as well as 4GB of memory. No price has been disclosed, which makes it tough to gauge the Blaze's market prospects, though earlier … Read more
Harman Kardon is just about to unleash the successor to its Drive + Play iPod interface, and we got a sneak preview of the new system this week. Imaginatively called the Drive + Play 2, the stylish device offers tons more features than its predecessor did, including the ability to show album art, an alphabetic search function, and a unique means of refining playlists on the move. The DP2 will be hitting shelves next week with a price tag of around $400. Check out our Crave slide show for all the info as well as some beauty shots.
I'll be the first to admit that I have, on various occasions, called chocolates passé. But what do I know? Besides, I love chocolate. (Indeed, I'm pretty keen on anything edible.) However, I'm not a mommy--and we all know how I feel about iPods--so I doubt I'll be a recipient of BestBuy's special Apple iPod Nano and Chocolate Gift Set. Regardless of my parental status or personal player preferences, I still think this is a cute gift. After all, it combines two of my favorite things: music and food. If your mom shares … Read more
There are so many reasons to love George Foreman. The monumental title fight against Joe Frazier in 1973, the insane comeback that lasted into his '40s, and the fact that he's named all five of his sons George. But the thing we appreciate most? He loves to eat. And he's made beaucoup bucks doing it.
It's been reported that more George Foreman Grills have been sold than any other household appliance ever--more than 55 million, to be inexact. Never content to rest on his considerable laurels, however, Foreman is updating the "Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine&… Read more
We thought the BlackBerry seemed a more natural product endorsement for Britney Spears, but it can't compete with the sex appeal of a video iPod--especially when it's part of a promotional campaign for a designer fragrance. So she's has autographed 10 limited editions to be given away in a contest to promote her "Midnight Fantasy" line by Elizabeth Arden, according to GeekSugar.
We're tempted to start a contest of our own, perhaps to speculate about what product will win Ms. Spears' endorsement next. First guess: The "HairMax LaserComb."