Tagged With media players


Remember iPods? The things that switched Apple from a computer company to the electronics company, the most valuable in company in company history? There hasn't been a new one in two years. Today, it's back, upgraded, widescreened and super skinny. Updated with Australian pricing.


If the whole phablet movement has got you down, the new Galaxy Player 5.8 might be able to escape your ire. With its not-quite 6-inch display, it's a bit larger than the Galaxy Note, but a mere 8mm bigger than the rumoured size of the Galaxy Note II. And -- to everyone's relief -- it's not a phone.


There's still over four and a half months left in 2012, but Brando's new Retro Mobile MP3 Player could very well have already clinched the title of the year's worst gadget. It's a crappy AM/FM radio and MP3 player, and its only redeeming feature is that it's shaped like a retro mobile phone.


Google unveiled its media-streaming glowing orb to many oohs and ahhs, followed by head scratches. The thing looks cool, and it sounds good, both in concept and fidelity. But two major questions remain: Who is it for and how well does it work?


VLC, the greatest video omnivore of them all, has finally reached its two-point-oh, after 11 years. What's new? Plenty. But don't worry, the old standby can most importantly still play virtually anything you throw at it.


Last week, I got the opportunity to sit down with the guys from D-Link Australia for a preview of the new Boxee Box. I took the opportunity to hit them up with all your questions. Here are their responses, courtesy of Scott Howell from D-Link Australia.