After hitting the European market earlier this year, Edifier's bulbous iF500 iPod/iPhone speaker system speaker is making its way across the Atlantic to both the U.S. and Canada.
Here's a look at its basic specs:All-in-one audio system for iPod, iPhone, and other portable audio players Five-driver speaker system incorporates vibration and resonance control technologies coupled with low-frequency porting and midrange-tuned cavities for smoother cleaner audio Digital FM radio Aux input for connecting other audio devices Signal-to-noise rate: 85dBA Power output: RMS 10W x 2 + 32W (subwoofer) Bass driver unit: 5.75 inches, magnetically shielded Midrange … Read more
Last week I hinted that I would make my following week's blogging theme about navigation systems, partially inspired by the kickass navigation system installed in the 2009 Mini Cooper (or should I say Cooper Mini to annoy all you car snobs out there). True to my word, here we go with this week's Car Tech look at the modern miracle for lost drivers everywhere, the car navigation system.
To kick things off, I found a video from Al & Ed's Auto Sound produced last fall about a portable hybrid navigation system produced by Pioneer Mobile, the AVIC-F500BT. … Read more
Pioneer used the first morning of press conferences here at CES 2008 to unveil the latest in its range of AVIC in-car navigation devices. The touch-screen AVIC-F500BT dubbefd "LINC" by Pioneers engineers, follows the recent in-car "hybrid" trend of combining the flexibility of a portable navigation device with the audio integration of an in-dash system, while providing some innovative voice-recognition capabilities. The system, which has built-in GPS and mapping data, Bluetooth, and USB and SD-card playback capabilities--can act as a standalone portable navigation and media device or can be connected to any car stereo with an … Read more
Samsung is no slouch when it comes to music phones, but at CES 2007, the company is doing everything it can to top its efforts of previous years. Instead of offering new music features, however, the Samsung Ultra Music brings an innovative music phone design. And if our hunch is correct, we should see it from Sprint by March.
While most music phones barely give a thought to music functionality in their designs, the Ultra Music takes a more Jekyll-and-Hyde approach by combining elements of both devices. Yes, dedicated music controls are here but you'll find dual displays and … Read more