It’s very common these days to see a media player with a USB port. Whether it be a Blu-ray player or a set-top box, chances are, a USB port is somewhere in the front or back.
At first glance you say to yourself, “sweet, a USB port so I can play content off my flash drive” but then you think a bit more and wonder if you can hang a wireless dongle off the media player and stream content to your media box from a source computer?
Well, Home Server Technologies Inc is one step ahead of you. Their new Wireless Media Stick will do exactly that; stream digital content to your media player.
Whether it’s a laptop, TV, DVD player, Stereo or game console the Wireless Media Stick can stream the content and your media player will play it. There is no limit to the type of format, music, audio or video.
Currently the USB Wireless Media Stick will only stream saved content from the source computer, but future updates will include the ability to stream internet content to your wireless setup, so now you’ll have the best of both worlds.
The Wireless USB Media Stick is $99 USD.
We have talked about USB turntables for years now. One’s which rip directly to your iPod, one’s which rip vinyl and CDs, hoods, no hoods…it goes on and on. Today I was tipped off about a $49 system made by Innovative Technology, the ITUT-201.
Encode your Vinyl Albums to MP3’s. The USB Turntable takes your favorite vinyl records and seamlessly converts them to MP3 digital format. Enjoy your music on your laptop or iPod, wherever you go! Easy to record with and use on any computer.
- Records Vinyl to PC via USB connection
- 3-Speed Turntable (33, 45, 78 rpm)
- One-Touch Play / Stop Control
Records Turntable to PC via USB cable
3-Speed Turntable (33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm)
One-Touch Play / Stop Control
RCA Line-out for Audio Amplifier
USB connection to enable Recording with PC
Transparent Dust Cover
Audacity Audio Editor and Recording Software
Turntable supports all version of Win 95, 98, 2000, XP and Vista as wells as MAC
Get the USBDealz now. Get the USB turntable for only $49 bucks!
The Japanese firm Hanwa’s announced today their solution to putting DTS digital sound on your computer via their USB Vacuum Tube dongle.
I seriously doubt the vacuum tube brings any value to enhancing the digital sound, but rather put a nestaligic look to a high tech product.
The USB vacuum tube will retail in Japan for $45 USD and include the USB dongle with DTS technology along with the headphones which support DTS sound. After all, the dongle doesn’t do you any good without some speakers for enjoyment.
Chestnut Hill has long put out their sound systems as a premium product. If you are in the market for a premium iPod player, then consider the George Audio Speaker System – CHS40001. Currently it’s available for $249 and free shipping!
All of GEORGE’s functions are controlled from the remote, meaning you can set an alarm, pick a song, or turn on the radio within a thirty-foot radius of the base unit. Great for desktop or bedside control, GEORGE fits anywhere.
Show off your mixing skills using GEORGE’s Jukebox feature, take requests and build a playlist, without ever leaving the party.
With 24 presets spread across four pages, you can mix your
If you are old enough to remember those ‘Foreigner’ pre-digital cassettes, you’ll also remember making your “Top 40” by duping the Saturday morning radio show with Rick Dees. That’s why you’ve got a box of C60s collecting dust in the cupboard. So why not set them free with the USB Tape Express.
Utterly ingenious, the sleek Ion Audio Tape Express cassette player lets you rediscover the precious sounds trapped in your cupboard cassettes. Lets take that a step further, Ion Audio uses the Tape Express to convert those “Glory Days” and set them free in digital format. Simply USB the Tape Express into your computer and idiot-proof EZ software will start converting your recordings, so you can burn them onto CD, archive them in iTunes or transfer them to your MP3 player.
There is something Back-to-the-Future-esque about listening to old chart countdowns, forgotten mix tapes and piece-milled favorites. Because the Tape Express functions
We know the Nano and iPod Touch don’t come with speakers, so it was nice to see the latest product roll-out from Green Power. Their sliding speaker system is quite nice, compact for the iPod line.
A miniUSB port makes the connection between the iPod and the speaker system. Green Power reports a long playback of nearly 12 hours, but I find that hard to believe because my iPod barely stays charged for 12 hours using the ear buds.
The slider speakers are 1.5Watts which should carry a fairly good sound for desktop use at the office or maybe a quite pool side background music.
No report on price, but if they tag it more than $25, you wont see many takers.