Thanko's Cassette Mate makes those old tapes relevant again

Posted by Japrax on Saturday, April 30, 2011

Back in your younger days, if you've had access to a cassette tape recorder, I'm pretty sure you would have recorded a lot of random conversations, made your own mix tapes, and archived your own ramblings to yourself. Well, it's time to wipe the dust off those cassettes and listen to those recordings again. Thanko has just released a cassette tape to MP3 converter that makes all those old tapes relevant again, just when you thought they were dead thanks to the advent of CDs and MP3s. All you have to do is put your cassette tape into Cassette Mate, hook it up to your PC, and run the software that can convert everything on the tape into MP3, with the option to split them into tracks if you wish. The Cassette Mate gadget has the makings to be a hit, especially with a low price tag of $30. It is available now from Thanko's website.

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Sony introduces three new iPhone/iPod ready headphones in Japan

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With the overhead headphone MDR-ZX300IP and two in-ear ones the MDR-XB41I and MDR-XB21IP, Sony want to bring a full set of compatible headphones to every single iPod and iPhones build since 2009!

All models will be put on the market at the end of this month in Japan and comes with a dedicated remote to allow you to control your iPhone/iPod volume and tracks, as well as including a little microphone in order to be used freely with an iPhone. These headphones gadgetare compatible with all iPhones, iPad, iPod Nanon 4th to 6th Generation, iPod Touch 2-to4th generation and iPod Classic 120x160Gb.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B162F MP3 Player

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Sony China has come out with another eye-catching MP3 player, the Walkman NWZ-B162F. Available in Green, Blue, Gold, Red, Pink and Black color options, this compact yet stylish player sports a 3-line LCD display, a 2GB of flash storage, an FM radio, a voice recorder, a USB port and a built-in lithium battery that can last up to 18 hours of music playback. The Walkman NWZ-B162F gadget retails for 299 Yuan (about $45).

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Sly Electronics SLV618 8GB PMP

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Here's another affordable 8GB PMP for your traveling companion, the SLV618 from Sly Electronics. Specs-wise, the player features a 3.0-inch touchscreen display, an 8GB of flash storage, a built-in camera, an FM radio, a voice recorder, a photo viewer and a built-in rechargeable battery. The SLV618 gadget sells for only $59.99.

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iPod with Capacitive Home Button Leaked

Posted by Japrax on Friday, April 29, 2011

Before anything else, we believe we should take this news with a pinch of salt. CrunchGear has posted a series of blurry photos of what seems to be an upcoming version of the iPod Touch gadget. The biggest difference here is the non-physical home button, making the whole front of the device made up of touchscreen.

The leaked device is marked with “DVT-1,” which is found on earlier iPod Touch gadget examples in 2010. It features front and back cameras, 128GB of memory, firmware 4.2.1MC14, and is marked model MC550LL.

It also has an aluminum back, similar to the rumored iPhone 5. Looking at the pretty old firmware would indicate that this test model has been around for quite a while.

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Cube Q7 Pro Android PMP

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The Q7 Pro is Cube's newest Android PMP that sports a 5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen display, a 660MHz Rockchip RK2818 processor, a microSD card slot, a USB interface, OTG function, WiFi and runs on Android 2.1 OS. The Q7 Pro gadget is now available in China for 499 Yuan (about $76).

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