Sony still make Walkmans – and a flagship device is coming out next month!

No, don't worry - you haven't been transported back to the 1980s. I know it sometimes feels like it, but I assure you all of those famous presenters are on TV now for very different reasons. But yes - Sony have announced a new Walkman. Read on for details. Then new device, the NWZ-ZX1 doesn't…

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James O'MalleySony still make Walkmans – and a flagship device is coming out next month!

Sony drops a pair of MP3 Walkmans – the NWZ-E380 and NWZ-E580

Does anyone still buy standalone MP3 players? Apparently so, because Sony is back with a pair of new Walkmans that it believes are perfect for the holiday season. Design-wise the Walkman E580 MP3 (and the E-360 ofr that matter) resembles an old school iPod mini, but with a colour screen, an aluminium body and brighter…

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Ashley NorrisSony drops a pair of MP3 Walkmans – the NWZ-E380 and NWZ-E580

Amazon brings AutoRip to the UK – free instant downloads of each CD you buy

I always thought that the best way to market music these days was to offer someone a CD and when they bought it give them an instant download of the tunes on it. Well it appears that the team at Amazon have been listening for it has just announced the launch of Amazon AutoRip, a…

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Ashley NorrisAmazon brings AutoRip to the UK – free instant downloads of each CD you buy

You can now buy Amazon MP3s songs on your iPhone/iPod touch

It might seem incredible but up until today you haven't been able to buy MP3s from Amazon to play on your iPhone. That has all changed with the announcement by Amazon that as from today its MP3 are compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices. The retailer says that its 25 million song catalogue is…

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Ashley NorrisYou can now buy Amazon MP3s songs on your iPhone/iPod touch

Pixie Lott's new best MP3 Player: Samsung Tik Toc

What makes you likely to buy one portable music player over another? Is it the storage capacity? the battery life? How about if a popstar flashes it in a music video? Ha, we knew we had you there. If blonde British popstrel Pixie Lott does it for you, then you may be interested to know…

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Anna LeachPixie Lott's new best MP3 Player: Samsung Tik Toc

Shiny Review: Archos 3 cam vision mp4 player

Generally speaking, I quite like Archos gadgets. Which is why I was particularly interested to test-drive the company's latest 3 cam vision mp4 player... And, upon opening the box, it doesn't disappoint. It's got a very reasonable 3 inch touchscreen (400x240 pixels), but - at 62g - is surprisingly petite and lightweight. And with a…

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katebaxterShiny Review: Archos 3 cam vision mp4 player

Archos announce the Archos 9 : A miniPC with multimedia goodness

OK, I admit it, I'm slightly infatuated with the Archos brand, as I've never found another PMP designer that has managed to combine everything a user might want into such a sleek shell. The latest Archos news to whet my appetite (and cause my bank manager sleepless nights ) is that of the Archos 9.…

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Zara RabinowiczArchos announce the Archos 9 : A miniPC with multimedia goodness

The SmartQ7 enters the PMP market with panache

As a huge fan of PMP's I eagerly look at new releases, and wonder whether they'll live up to my rigorous standards. I expect a 7 inch screen, a heap of internal memory, oh and touchscreen capabilities and internal wireless is always a bonus. Well step up to the platform, SmartQ7, and let's take a…

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Zara RabinowiczThe SmartQ7 enters the PMP market with panache

CJ7 – The ever so randomly shaped MP3 player

Ok, are we just making gadgets for the sake of it now? My first impressions were, WTF is this? Following an actual reading of its specs as opposed to just trying to hazard a guess, it turns out it's an MP3 player with built-in speakers! *And* get this... it's supposed to be a dog! Other…

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Lucy HedgesCJ7 – The ever so randomly shaped MP3 player

The MP3 player that masquerades as a credit card

It's a credit card... no wait; it's a super thin Bluetooth emitting MP3 player disguised as a credit card, numbers and all. Whether it's be wise to wear it around your neck like this headless model would be completely down to personal preference and how comfortable you are with constant stares of bewilderment from passers…

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Lucy HedgesThe MP3 player that masquerades as a credit card

Prepare to swoon – Samsung YP-CP3 spotted

iPod owners are about to experience what it's like to feel envious of another portable media player. And it'll be Samsung's YP-CP3 PMP that'll be responsible for triggering that condition otherwise known as the green eyed monster. As well as being a great piece of multimedia eye candy, with a sizeable 400 x 240 3-inch…

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Lucy HedgesPrepare to swoon – Samsung YP-CP3 spotted

Price cut and early arrival on the agenda for Sony Walkman X Series

Sony has finally realised that as long as this ominous recession cloud is looming, people are less likely to spend a substantial amount of their wages on music equipment, so it's decided to reduce the X series' un-pocket friendly prices to less un-pocket friendly prices. It's not a mammoth price drop, but it's still a…

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Lucy HedgesPrice cut and early arrival on the agenda for Sony Walkman X Series

Affordable MP3 player alert: Philips GoGear Spark

It may be small but Philips' GoGear Spark sure packs a lot into its compact frame. Philips even describes it as "compact in size but big on style and sound quality". Sure, it's not as pretty as the members of the iPod family, but it puts up a good fight. On its pretty 1.46-inch OLED…

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Lucy HedgesAffordable MP3 player alert: Philips GoGear Spark

The kiddie-esque MP3 player from Crayola

There's me thinking Crayola only stuck to brightly coloured stationary and unnecessary amounts of crayons, and here it is with its very own MP3 player. There's no room for swank with this - it's about as basic (and childlike) as you can get. Forget luxuriously hi-tech gadgetry, this reaches out to your inner child and…

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Lucy HedgesThe kiddie-esque MP3 player from Crayola

Archos to make the move into Android based mobile handsets?

Anybody who reads Shiny will know how highly I rate Archos products, so the news that they may have a mobile lurking on the horizon is very exciting. And it's not just a PMP enabled mobile device, no it's going to utilise Google Android capabilities, potentially making the G1 seem redundant and outdated.

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Zara RabinowiczArchos to make the move into Android based mobile handsets?