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    Astell&Kern AK120 portable Hi-Fi system: Hands-on with the £1,100 iRiver music player

    By 27 September 2013

    Not a name particularly known outside of the serious Hi-Fi and audiophile industries, Astell&Kern is about to start to make inroads into the UK with its incredibly high-end digital music player, the AK120. You will have heard of the parent company, Korean...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Sony Walkman NWZ-W273 sports media player review

    By 1 February 2013

    The Sony Walkman W273 sports headphones are the latest "active" headphones from Sony and are designed for runners, or those keen to ditch the need for a headphone cable trailing somewhere over their body, when they exercise. No wires, well only one Unlike...

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    Sony Walkman W273: Return of the Walkman, this time for exercise junkies

    By 8 January 2013

    Sony has announced its new waterproof, all-in-one Walkman W273 media player at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.  Unlike most media players available on the market, the W273 is wire-free, with all of the MP3's internals built right into the headset.  The new Walkman...

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    Apple iPod nano pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2012

    Apple has reinvented its iPod nano for the seventh generation of the minute media player. Gone is the square form factor, and in its place is the first widescreen multi-touch display in the gadget's history. When picked up, while not fragile, the new...

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    Apple iPod touch pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2012

    Apple has updated the iPod touch, bringing with it a larger, more impressive Retina display. Now measuring 4-inches, the 1136 x 640 display is sharp and vibrant and with a new wider aspect, better suited to movies on the move.  The iPod touch (5th generation)...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 (YP-GI1) review

    By 25 June 2012

    Remember MP3 players? Those were the things that were popular at the start of the decade, before mobile phones all got dozens of gigabytes of storage and apps and games and lots of things to keep you occupied when you are bored. Well, Samsung thinks that...

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    Samsung S Pebble pictures and hands-on

    By 4 May 2012

    Announced alongside the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung S Pebble is a small accessory MP3 player to accompany your phone. Your first reaction might be to wonder why, when you've you got a smartphone, you'd need an additional MP3 player. It's a fair...

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    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 February 2012

    Fitting somewhere among the vast array of Galaxy devices, it would be too easy to laugh off the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 in a volley of comparisons of screen sizes and SIM cards. The fact of the matter is, that if you take this device on its own merits,...

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    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi media players - 3.6, 4.0 and 5.0

    By 7 September 2011

    Samsung is big fan of more, and it seems that, now that the Koreans have found a product family that works, it intends to make it a dynasty the to put the Kennedys to shame. We knew about the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 and 5.0 when we turned up at IFA...

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    Philips goes Gingerbread with the GoGear Connect 3, we go hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    The Philips GoGear Connect 3 is more the tiny tablet than an MP3-player. Announced by the Royal Dutch at IFA 2011, it's the next generation in the company's Android-running personal devices and this time it comes with Gingerbread with the thinnest of...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Sony Walkman NWZ-B162 review

    By 24 June 2011

    With the whole tech world constantly banging on about the iPod, sometimes it's easy to forget that there are other big-name brands who also make portable music players. Sony has a long history in personal audio, and still uses the Walkman brand that it...

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    Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on

    By 5 May 2011

    Creative's latest music, photo and video player - the ZEN Style M300 - sports Bluetooth playback for wireless listening. We managed to get a sneak preview of the tiny gadget at a meet-up with the manufacturer. The diminutive player measures just 55 x...

  • Audio 2 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review

    By 7 January 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 is an Android-based portable media player, offering up a healthy dose of connected magic and Android goodness, along with Samsung’s trademark additions that have made the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S a popular media-savvy...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Archos 32 Internet Tablet review

    By 13 December 2010

    Archos has long been at the forefront of the PMP market and by updating its portables with wireless connectivity and most recently the Android OS, it attempts to fight off competition from rivals and high-end mobile phones. The Archos 32 could easily...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips GoGear Muse review

    By 30 November 2010

    The Philips GoGear Muse (SA2MUS16S) is an MPEG4 player that looks to offer a range of features without breaking the bank. The Muse is lovingly crafted from brushed metal so it looks fantastic, but does the rest of the package deliver? A comparison to...

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