Archive for August, 2008

Technophile: Sansa MP3 (Guardian Unlimited)

One wonders quite what point companies now see in trying to make new MP3 players. Isn't it an experience akin to being some small mollusc digging down into the sand as the tide goes out? Between the dominance of the iPod and the gradual shift of music-playing functions on to phones - where one feels it's sure to end up, finally (as even Apple clearly believes) - what's left for digital music player makers?

Enough, it seems, to interest SanDisk, which has launched the Sansa Fuze and Clip, both Flash memory-based players, of which the Fuze (£90 for the 8GB version) is the bigger version able to play back videos and show photos - on its 1.9-inch screen. [News Source]

Trial by music (Haaretz Daily)

Portable music players are getting smaller and smaller, until the only thing you can see is the earphone wire attached to the listener's ears and barely the player itself. The big companies have good reason to brand tiny players as sporty and designed for running and other athletic activities. [News Source]

Workout companions and headphone life cycles–Ask the Editors (CNET)

Get the answers to all of your questions about MP3 players, headphones, and more in this weekly feature. [News Source]

SanDisk’s Sansa Fuze clearly rubbed off on Newsmy’s M521+ (Engadget)

We can't (with a clean conscience) carelessly fling Newsmy 's M521+ into the KIRF pile -- though we'd sure love to. It's hard impossible to miss the design cues ripped directly from SanDisk's Sansa Fuze , though the unit does have just enough uniqueness to keep it from being a bona fide clone. Reportedly, the device packs an FM tuner, ... [News Source]

Online Libraries Are Taking Off (PC Magazine)

Hoping to draw back readers, libraries have vastly expanded their lists of digital books, music, and movies that can be downloaded by their patrons to a computer or MP3 player -- and it doesn't cost a cent, unlike, say, media from Apple Inc's iTunes or Amazon.com Inc. [News Source]

Libraries step into the age of iPod (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

It may be about time to dig out that old library card. Hoping to draw back readers, libraries have vastly expanded their lists of digital books, music, and movies that can be downloaded by their patrons to a computer or MP3 player -- and it doesn't cost a cent, unlike, say, media from Apple Inc's iTunes or Amazon.com Inc . [News Source]

Review: Sandisk Sansa Fuze digital music player (Personal Computer World)

Can this recent addition to the Sansa range challenge Apple’s Nano? [News Source]

Fodor’s Travel, SanDisk Partner for Summer Vacation Photo Contest (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)

The winner of the summer vacation photo contest will receive a 16-GB SanDisk Ultra® II memory card and a Sony® (alpha) DSLR A350 Digital Camera; 2nd prize is a 4-GB SanDisk Ultra® II memory card and a Sony Cyber-shot W170 Digital Camera; and 20 runners-up will receive 4-GB SanDisk Ultra® II memory cards and the Fodor's travel guide of their choice. [News Source]