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Here's something we don't see everyday, a sexy voice recorder with a built-in digital camera. Samsung's YP-VP1 made its first appearance at CES, apparently, and now sees its official Korean launch. The 2GB / 4GB recorder features a directional mic that records up to 30 hours in 192kbps max quality...

February 9th 2009 at 6:35am 0 Comments
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The SPINN is easily the sexiest device on iriver's tawdry pallet of gadget-lust. Unfortunately, we found the user experience to be a bit lacking at launch. While the feature list is long and impressive, the UI just couldn't pull it all together. Now SPINN's gone 2.0 and with it hope for the device...

January 21st 2009 at 7:35am 0 Comments
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You read that title correctly, iriver's Spinn is apparently touchscreen (not D-Click as mentioned in the FCC leaked user manual) and features haptic feedback to boot. Now that it's officially spec'd on iriver's Korean site, we're also seeing a slightly degraded audio lifespan of 24-hours (not 27) a...

July 29th 2008 at 2:05am 0 Comments
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Better get used to it 'cause wood emblazoned consumer electronics is a trend that's apparently here to stay. This time, it's Burl Walnut (not bamboo) on this N3 which Cowon puts up for sale in Korea on April 28th. We're not sure when deforestation become synonymous with ecological so we'll assume t...

April 24th 2008 at 6:24am 0 Comments
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Samsung returns with the sequel to its SCH-C220 "Miniskirt" phone. Besides sporting a handful of new seasonal colors, "smile shot" super happy face tracking tech, and models swathed in bad Jersey bridesmaid's dresses, the most notable new feature on the SCH-C225/SPH-C2205/SPH-C2255 (depending upon...

March 17th 2008 at 4:58am 0 Comments
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Samsung returns with the sequel to its SCH-C220 "Miniskirt" phone. Besides sporting a handful of new seasonal colors, "smile shot" super happy face tracking tech, and models swathed in bad Jersey bridesmaid's dresses, the most notable new feature on the SCH-C225/SPH-C2205/SPH-C2255 (depending upon...

March 17th 2008 at 4:58am 0 Comments
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Korea loves 'em some 7-inch all purpose media players. Here's another, the W-700 series from their homegrown Inkel. We're talking DMB, SiRFstar III GPS with real-time TPEG traffic data, and all the media your person can set dancing on that Samsung 800 x 400 pixel display. Under the hood you'll find...

December 20th 2007 at 3:52am 0 Comments
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While Sprint teases us with their beleaguered WiMax offering, Samsung is already shipping product for KT's and SKT's year-old WiBro service in South Korea. In fact, they've already moved onto their second generation of devices available starting today. The list includes the SPH-9200 HSDPA, WiFi, an...

November 13th 2007 at 6:07am 0 Comments
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Meet LG's latest DAP, the UP3. That name gives a hint as to the device's objective to double-up as both a USB drive and MP3 player. Of course, the vast majority of all MP3 players already do this -- something apparently lost on LG's marketing department. The all metal UP3 shares the stylings of the...

October 31st 2007 at 2:43am 0 Comments
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In October 2006, Sharp's 4.3-inch SP700 full-screen, touch-sensitive media player was considered quite the looker. Funny how brickley this chunker can appear just one year later at its time of release. Still, those students looking for a decent list of supported codecs -- DivX, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV7/8/9...

October 8th 2007 at 3:28am 0 Comments