No pricing yet, so I’m assuming the executives and sales guys are hammering out those details.Â Check Marantz for more info on pricing / availability. Continue Reading
It’s very common these days to see a media player with a USB port.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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. Continue Reading
- Records Vinyl to PC via USB connection
- 3-Speed Turntable (33, 45, 78 rpm)
- One-Touch Play / Stop Control
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.Â After all, the dongle doesn’t do you any good without some speakers for enjoyment.
Source:Â SlipperyBrick. Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
Most use a headset for Skype and MSN chat, but for some the headphones are too cumbersome or you feel strange wearing them [the older folks]. So in the later case, you might opt for the 3 port USB hub that includes a microphone.
The USB hub with microphone has a frequency response of 20-16kHz so you’ll get the lows and the highs. The convergence of technologies means you can ditch your external hub and USB microphone for this all-in-one unit.
It’s got some cool blue LEDs as well. All this for just $14.Continue Reading
LaCie teamed with Cabasse to produce a high quality USB Speaker product at a low price.Â With a Class D Digital Amplifier, magnetic shielding, a bass reflex system, and a 30W total peak system output, the Sound2 Speakers provide amazing sound quality. Cabasseâ€™s own Wide Band Driver comes Continue Reading
Granted, it’s not designed with the same conversion tools that Ion Audio has, but it does work with Windows Sound Record or Mac’s Garage Band, so conversion of vinyl to MP3 is totally possible.Â In fact, many might prefer their standard apps to do the conversion rather than deal with a 3rd party software package. Either way, the Thanko USB Record Player is a nice addition to that old-school sound for just $100 bucks.
Thanko hasn’t released a US version yet, but you can get one now from Japanese retailers here. Continue Reading
The USB MP3 cassette player also works as a car stereo adapter to connect your iPod or iPhone, CD player or a different MP3 player.Â Or simply insert a loaded SD card with MP3 files and your car will play that too. If that isn’t enough, connect the USB cassette player to your PC via USB cable and turn it into a SD, micro or miniSD card reader. It may seem over simplistic or gimmicky to you, but to me it’s a nice mix of converging technologies.Â Believe it or not, I’m buying one right now. Brando product page. Continue Reading
Published on Pyott Design they give you 3 easy steps: 1)Â Carry around & store as needed.Â To play separate base and player via side button.2)Â Place record on base spindle and reattached top player
3)Â Plug in power jack to USB port and additional audio jacks if needed.Â Will play 35/45 RPM 4)Â Place needle head on desired track and play.