The internets awash with info from Apple’s iPod event last night. The big news: iTunes 9 is available with a load of new features and a more polished look, there’s a new 64GB iPod touch and the newest iPod Nano 5G packs a camera with FM radio and video recording. Exciting stuff. You can read all about it in next month’s magazine, and until then, enjoy all the pretty colours!
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock this month (or worse, haven’t got the July issue of Stuff), Philip’s latest GoGear line-up is worth having a look at. There are five players in total, all with Philips trademark FullSound technology that enhances tunes with fuller base, instrument clarity and depth. It’s a pretty decent range, from high-end Opus with 2.8in LCD and 16GB of storage to fashionable Luxe with Bluetooth and FM radio. and all are available right now. Check out more details, here.
Bringing some excitement to the rather drab world of in-car GPS, the Mio Navman is an ultra-sleek navigator. It matches a gorgeous 4.7in screen and wafer-thin 14.5mm case with TruMap 3D software programmed for smart economical routing. It also packs an FM transmitter, MP3 and video player, text to speech system and a lifetime subscription to breaking traffic info. It’ll be available to sex up your dash, for around US$300.
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Tagged 14.5mm, 4.7in screen, FM radio, Mio, mp3, Navman, text to speech, thin, Touchscreen, TrupMap 3D
Again proving the smaller the player, the brighter and more eye-catching it needs to be. Sony’s newest E-series MP3 players have a range of fully customisable skins with different colours, patterns and even leopard prints. The players look pretty decent spec-wise too, coming in 2GB, 4GB or 8GB flavours with FM radio, mini LCD screen and over 28-hours of continuous playback.
[via Akihabara News]
The noted German industrial designer Dieter Rams once said, ‘Weniger, aber besser’ which roughly translates to ‘less, but better’ (our German is a bit rusty). He took this design ethos with him to Braun, crafting beautifully simple coffee makers, calculators, radios and hi-fi. The Audio 1 Kompaktanlage, a radio designed by him in 1962, has had the pleasure of a modern overhaul.The radio scales have been replaced by two TFT screens, the FM antennae has been ousted for a Wi-fi ready one, while the casing has been given an aluminium and steel finish. This is 1960s minamalism at its best. Not impressed? It’s thought that Rams’s designs influenced Jonathan Ive of Apple notoriety, who went on to create the iMac, iPod and iPhone. See, history can be fun.
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Tagged 1960s, Audio 1 Kompaktanlage, Braun, design, Dieter Rams, FM radio, German, iMac, Internet radio, iphone, iPod, Jukebox, minimalism, mp3