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I-MU Vibrating Speaker – changes any hard surface into a speaker!

The I-MU Vibration speaker is a brilliant device capable of turning any hard surface, be it wood, glass or plastic into an impressive sounding speaker. The technology used by the I-MU Speaker was originally designed for the US Navy and transforms sonic audio signals into sonic mechanical vibrations, meaning that any hard surface will transmit your music.The I-MU Vibro is mains powered and comes with a standard 3.5mm connection, meaning that a wide range of music devices and phones can be used with it. Becuase the I-MU speaker has a super-energy crystal speaker, the device itself is only 8cm wide and 12cm high, so is fully portable and it can transmit your music using up to 30 watts of power (depending on which surface it is on).The I-MU Vibro speaker may not be for everyone and the sound quality does depend on the surface being used, but it is sure to find a home with people who have a music player and want a unique speaker to go with it.The I-MU Vibro Speaker is available in white, pink and black and retails for around the £50 mark.

Sony X-series walkman set to take on iPod Touch

Sony has announced a new range of walkman MP3 players to compete with the iPod Touch. The X-series walkman has an impressive 3 inch touchscreen OLED display with a resolution of 432×240. The X-series will be the first Sony Walkman to have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so you can browse the web, download podcasts and DRM-free tracks straight from iTunes as well as watch content from the BBC iPlayer.The X-series walkman will be available in 16GB or 32GB versions and can play various audio and video formats. Together with the touchscreen, the X-series also has buttons to access certain features and improve navigation. The device is also the first to offer digital noise cancelling technology to block out ambient noise and bundled with the device is a pair of EX headphones, carry case and charging stand with USB connection.There is no word on price yet, but expect it to be competitive with the iPod touch. The Sony X-series Walkman will be available before summer in the UK.  

iPhone advert banned By ASA for being misleading

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has banned Apple’s iPhone 3G advert, due to it being misleading to consumers. It’s the second time this year that Apple has had an iPhone advert banned by the ASA for misleading consumers, with the first generation iPhone ad being banned in August.

Gadgets for Christmas – The iPod Touch

As Christmas is coming, we thought we would showcase what we feel are going to be the most popular and most wanted presents this year, starting with the iPod Touch.

As many of you will know, the iPod Touch is the flagship media player from Apple, able to play various music and video files as well as browse the web, all through its large 3.5 inch touchscreen display.

Sennheiser MX W1 wireless headphones

The Sennheiser MX W1 headphones won the prestigious EISA Award for best European headphones 2008. The MX W1 is the company’s first fully portable and wireless headphones and features two separate headphones one for your left and right ears, a wireless transmitter and a carry case with integrated charger.

Apple announces new iPod Nano

Apple yesterday confirmed the rumours surrounding the new iPod Nano, and showed it off in all its glory. The new device boasts an all aluminium case with a glass display and has styling reminiscent of the 2nd generation unit.

Archos 5 multimedia player

Archos have announced the flagship to their new media player range, the Archos 5. Billed as an Internet Media Tablet, the Archos 5 lets you enjoy the internet, TV and your media file in one device.

Samsung Innov8 (i8510) due for release later this month

Samsung have announced that their new 8 megapixel camera phone, the Innov8 or i8510 will be released in the UK later this month. Built on the Symbian OS system, this powerhouse of a phone is one of the most advanced phones that Samsung have made and is set to go head on with the Sony Ericsson C905.

Sennheiser PXC350 Noise Cancelling Headphones

The Sennheiser PXC350 is a high- end travel headphone set with Sennhieiser’s patented NoiseGard technology incorporated. The PXC350 gives exceptional sound quality for people on the move. With its adaptive baffle damping and Duofol diaphragms, these state of the art headphones produce an amazing sound and efficiently block out ambient noise.

Creative Zen X-Fi details leaked

New information has been leaked about Creative’s new music player to rival the iPod touch and Microsoft Zune. The new device is called the Zen X-Fi and is a Wi-Fi enabled music player with media sharing capabilities.