There is no doubt the so-called ‘mp3 player’ / digital audio player market has been over saturated with so many choices and alternatives over the years. While iPods may have become the ‘gold standard’ due to Apple’s raise to fame rather than true performance and reliability. Other brands have had to struggle their way into consumers’ peripheral vision, one way many have been able to do this is by significantly cutting their devices’ price and offer even more features.
If you’ve been following us, you’ll have seen this with the Creative Zen Style 300.
Launched only just last month, the Samsung YP-U6 falls into the new generation of Samsung’s affordable, basic audio player line up. This isn’t to say its featureless. Its predecessor, the U5 did rather well in many reviews as it was designed perfectly as a mini mp3 player for going to the gym, which made it a perfect alternative for the more pricey iPod Shuffle.
Change is good but pushing in words right before Halloween and releasing the ‘improved’ version for free during the Halloween season might look like a marketing gimmick to many but as far as the newly released WinX DVD Ripper Platinum v6.0 is concerned – the new version is another step closer to perfection though they still have a lot to cover. For those who aren’t aware of our earlier review of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum edition then I will request them to check that out first before jumping into this review of the improved version of the same software.
It must be said that when we heard Phllips and the surfwear designer O’Neill were coming together to design a series of new headphones, we were skeptical about how well this would turn out. If you regularly follow us, you’ll have learnt that not all technology collaborations between successful brands work out well. What we have for review today is the Philips x O’Neill STRETCH TR55LX headphones.
‘The STRETCH’ is one of four in a series of headphones and earphones designed by the two brands. The others also have a trendy name which standout, the SNUG, the SPECKED and the COVERT, where the latter two are earphones. All of which have been given their ‘nicknames’ based on their features.
You’re not looking at any ordinary set of 2.0 multimedia speakers, the recently launched Creative Inspire T12 is affordable yet bluetooth equipped and aspires to be a unique set of 2.0, one which has been designed like no other.
A good few months ago, we learnt the news that Puma had teamed up with Sagem to design a fashion logo branded phone which would not only be simply baring a brand on the surface but in fact have unique, useful and practical functionality within.
Many brands, most notable Prada (the first brand that comes to my mind) and D&G have been successful at picking gadget fans’ pockets by labelling existing phones with their badge yet underneath the expensive pricetag, the glamorous phone bares nothing more than what you would see in any old phone.
Released at the beginning of the month, the new Creative T12 wireless speakers are compact and lightweight. They’ve been designed to be affordable, priced officially at Creative UK for £74.99 and therefore does not have its own subwoofer unit. However, Creative have given the T12 built-in BassFlex™ technology which is meant to extend low frequencies to deliver powerful music with more weight – without the need for a bulky subwoofer.