Panasonic Lumix Dmc-sz5 Digital Camera

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With the LUMIX LINK application for iOS/Android smartphone devices, users can utilise remote shooting, which allows them to place the LUMIX DMC-SZ5 at a shooting position and monitor what the lens is seeing live from their smartphone device at 30 fps (frames per second). Users also have the ability to zoom, set focus position, shoot and play back images directly from their smartphone screen using the app. With the rise of social media and file sharing, consumers have become accustomed to capturing spur of the moment photo opportunities on their smartphone device. But, smartphones do not offer the same image quality and provide less creative control than a traditional digital camera. Panasonic has created the LUMIX DMC-SZ5 to fill the gap. Alistair Robins, Group Marketing Manager, LUMIX Panasonic Australia said: Panasonic has bridged the gap between smartphone devices and traditional digital cameras. The DMC-SZ5 meets the needs of todays consumers who are looking for high-quality photos that can be uploaded easily onto social networking sites and shared with friends quickly and seamlessly. The camera also ensures high quality images with LUMIX hallmarks such as a 25mm ultra-wide angle 10x optical zoom, creative features and Intelligent Auto. Users can also tag location information to images by utilising the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone. The new LUMIX DMC-SZ5 makes archiving images as simple as charging the cameras battery. Both photo and video, in their original size, can be archived to registered digital equipment, like a PC or compliant Panasonic AV equipment, automatically via a homes wireless router when the cameras battery is being charged.

Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02

The brief mental climb from click to zoom-click was enough to overcome the impairment effect. Impaired memory for photographs doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Whether or not the same problem occurs with a smartphone camera is an open question. Henkel believes it probably does, since phones use digital photography, too. Then again, research suggests that touch screens cause people to feel a heightened sense of ownership toward whatever they’re viewing.

Digital Cameras Are Messing With Your Memory

Even though overall camera sales are declining, analysts aren’t expecting big-box retailers to shutter their photographic departments yet. Instead, they’re shrinking the number of camera options, even in accessories, said Brian Yarbrough, a retail analyst at Edward Jones. Retailers are de-emphasizing camera departments by putting them in less-desirable parts of the store and putting the spotlight on higher-profit-margin items such as smartphones and tablets. Other camera businesses are feeling the shift as well. Repair shops are disappearing, and those still hanging on are seeing a drop in business. Low-end point-and-shoots aren’t cost-effective for repair, and some manufacturers won’t provide parts to independent shops so they can keep repairs in-house, said Gus Gulbranson of Northwest Camera and Video Repair in Lindstrom, Minn. His overall business has been decreasing for the past two years.

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Canon EOS 100D MusicX Factor winner outsells Pharrell by a factor of 2-to-1 with ‘Skyscraper’ Life & Style A documentary on Atari’s E.T. video game flop is to debut on XBox Live Arts & Entertainment TelevisionThe Weekends TV: The Muppets and Lady Gaga at Christmas was a bit of a dry and under-stuffed turkey VIDEO Puzzles and GamesWhat really makes a quiz fizz – by The Independent’s quizmaster News ObituaryGiant of British sports broadcasting who was at the top for four decades Arts & Entertainment elephant appealCash and commitment are vital to stop criminal gangs News in pictures UK cities given make-unders with virtual shanty towns on their streets ‘Boof’ to Ivan: alternative sporting heroes of 2013 Ten who deserve to be recognised for a stellar year in sport France is drowning in champagne as Britain loses taste for bubbly Sales of champagne slump for second year Sportsnight with Coleman was a window on a world of sporting exotica Instead of some kitchen-sink drama, I was immersed in a world of winners and losers Lets get quizzical What really makes a quiz fizz? By The Independent’s quizmaster Hungry in Cameron’s Cotswolds Beyond the 4x4s and classy shops of the PM’s own constituency, a food bank is alarmingly busy Patrick Cockburn: Middle East leader of the year? You’d be surprised… In a period of failure for many, one man is on the up and up.

Best digital cameras of 2013: the Sony Alpha A7, Fujifilm X20 and Canon’s EOS 100D

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02 is a 7.1MB software package that adds RAW image compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto 11 for the following cameras: Nikon D5300, Nikon Df, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Sony Alpha 7, Sony Alpha 7R. As usual, Apple directs customers to Support article HT5955 for more information on supported RAW formats in OS X. Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02 applies to Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) or later and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later. The installer supports various different languages, including Deutsch, English, Francais, , Espanol, Italiano, and Nederlands. Download Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02 from Softpedia today. FILED UNDER:

Smartphones are changing the picture for camera sales

1 – 5 / 5 By Louis DeNicola, Flipping through old photo albums over the holidays brings joy, often laughter, and memories that have faded over time. These days many people use ever-present smartphones to capture the moment, but others may still prefer a dedicated digital camera. Even the cheap ones have features such as optical zoom, which most smartphones lack (instead they simulate the effect digitally). has highlighted a number of stocking-ready digital cameras available for less than $100. Related: Best tablets under $200 Cameras at this price point can give more expensive models a run for their money in good light, although they tend to struggle when there’s limited light available. Luckily, all the digital cameras Cheapism recommends come with optical image stabilization, which helps prevent blurriness in low-light images.

HD Digital Security Camera Sales Projected to Surpass Analog Security Cameras in 2014 Says New York Security Camera Systems Installer Total Security

The trends of VCRs and DVRs and analog and digital cameras are almost mirror images. The market slowly evolved in favor of DVRs and now VCR players are completely outdated and obsolete. The same could certainly happen with analog security cameras, as they are replaced by digital security cameras. Its the digital age, added Mr. DiMicco. People and systems evolve with technology, in all aspects of their lives. Why would you have the latest phone, fastest internet, latest ipad, latest television and then sacrifice quality when it comes to home security and the safety of your family? Any homeowners or business owners in the New York area looking for security camera installations companies can contact Total Security at (516) 775-2304 with any questions they have or visit their Elmont, NY store.

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5 Digital Cameras for Under $100 for Christmas

Canon packed a versatile 8x optical zoom lens into the S130, along with their proven Image Stabilization, 16-megapixels of resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD video recording, their newly enhanced Wi-Fi functionality, and much more. Pick this up if you’re looking for an extremely easy-to-use, thin camera at a reasonable price, you don’t need advanced photography features, and average performance will suit your needs. Click on a color below to see the best price for the Canon ELPH 130 IS. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W730 ( Full Review ) New for 2013, The Cyber-Shot DSC-W730 is about as compact as they come, measuring a scant 3 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ x 29/32″. Although small, Sony has still packed it with appealing features for those in the market for pocket sized, affordable digicam. These include 16.1-megapixels of resolution, an 8x Carl Zeiss lens, intelligent Auto mode, Full 1080p HD video (MP4 format), and Intelligent Sweep Panorama to name a few.

Cell Carriers’ Agreement To Loosen Locks On Cell Phones Is Just A Baby Step

While carriers promise to notify consumers of their eligibility and respond in a timely manner to an unlocking request, the agreement does nothing to address code-entering hassles and other network nuisances often required to unlock a phone. Plus, carriers still maintain the right to charge a fee to unlock a device for a consumer without a prior relationship, such as if they acquired the phone second-hand. Finally, network incompatibly may still limit opportunities for your newly freed phone. Why the locks? Most people think carriers were given the right to lock phones to protect their investments in device subsidiesfor example, to keep you from taking that $600 iPhone AT&T sold you for $200 over to T-Mobile before your two-year contract ended. But that’s not the reasonat least, not the legal reason. U.S.

Delta Air Lines CEO: No cell phone for you!

Pierre. “This is a starting point. We adopted what we thought would be good for St. Charles Parish.” St. Pierre, who presented the policy to the Parish Council during its meeting on Monday, said the policy falls in line with state Supreme Court rules that prohibit cameras and recording devices in the courtroom.

Why You May Want to Think Twice About Using Your Cell Phone on a Plane

/quotes/zigman/463579/delayed /quotes/nls/dal DAL . On Wednesday, Delta released a memo from CEO Richard Anderson to employees stating that the airline will not allow cell phone calls during its flights even if federal regulators lift a ban on them. Anderson said: Our customer research and direct feedback tell us that our frequent flyers believe voice calls in the cabin would be a disruption to the travel experience. In fact, a clear majority of customers who responded to a 2012 survey said they felt the ability to make voice calls onboard would detract from not enhance their experience. Delta employees, particularly our in-flight crews, have told us definitively that they are not in favor of voice calls onboard. In November, MarketWatch polled readers and more than 80% who responded thought allowing voice calls on airplanes was a bad idea .

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Benson has crash called cell phone conversations at a soccer game and in San Francisco. His latest video was filmed inside Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport. “I’ll text you,” a woman responds to the person shes talking to. “Great, text me. Text me and I’ll text you back,” says Benson into his phone. Eventually the woman starts laughing.

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Delta employees, particularly our in-flight crews, have told us definitively that they are not in favor of voice calls onboard.” Related stories Boeing launches airplane maintenance iPad apps The possibility of passengers making cell phone calls while aboard airplanes could be on the near horizon. Last week, the FCC voted to approve a measure that will open up for public comment a proposal that will lift the technical ban on in-flight cell phone use. However, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler did say during the meeting that it will ultimately be up to the airlines whether they allow people to talk on their phones during flights. While some airlines, like Dubai-based carrier Emirates , already allow in-flight cell phone talking, it’s not likely air travel will eventually be filled with people yapping on their phones. Besides Delta, Southwest and Virgin America have also said that they aren’t inclined to allow in-flight calls, according to The Wall Street Journal .

Delta puts the kibosh on in-flight cell phone calls

Police say others have been knocked down and kicked or punched. Master Sgt. Doug Jenkins with the Des Moines Police Department says since May, 20 Highline Community College students have reported robberies at or near the campus. “I think they found an easy area with a lot of easy targets,” Jenkins said of the thieves. The suspects always wear hoodies or masks to cover their faces, so descriptions have been hard to come by. Police and campus security are increasing patrols, and sending emails to students urging them to be alert and trust their gut instincts.

Congress members: ‘No’ to cell phone chats in flight

In a letter to Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta, the bipartisan group encouraged him to maintain the ban. Most major airlines say they wont allow the use even if the government permits it, and flight attendants and pilots also have spoken out against the phone conversations. Heres what the 14 members of the House had to say in their letter to Huerta: We share the concerns of the flying public and the many professionals in the aviation industry that such a change to the current rules disallowing the use of cell phone voice networks could result in not only a markedly less pleasant flying experience, but a less safe one as well. Allowing passengers to make phone calls while in flight would disrupt the right of consumers to enjoy the quiet comfort of their flight. In addition, we have strong concerns about the effect such a change may have on safety. Simply put, the flying experience in the United States would be forever changed for the worse if voice calls are allowed on flights.

Cell phone crashing at the airport

The cost of building a picocell network could be high for passengers. Foreign airlines such as Virgin Atlantic have offered cell phone service for several years through the Aeromobile system, based in Great Britain. Passengers use their cellular handset to place calls that typically cost as much as $3 per minute. Aeromobile notes that the average call is 2 minutes and most flights don’t see more than five or six users. The company said that the high cost has kept usage to a minimum. And calls from six miles above the Earth won’t be included in your free monthly minutes. Third-party carriers will transmit the calls from an airliner to the ground, and experts say it won’t be cheap.

Military Grapples With Limiting Damage From Video

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James Amos, said. “We have to recognize that and it has to be treated responsibly.” Amos said the service will need to educate its forces on the responsible use of the Internet and social media in an effort to prevent extremists from exploiting incidents for propaganda purposes. “There will be some changes,” Amos said. “There has to be. We’re going to have to somehow teach our Marines a sense of responsibility and accountability for this.” Marines in Helmand province in Afghanistan are no longer allowed to carry personal cameras into the field unless they have permission. Helmet cams, which had been popular, are also largely banned.

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RELATED: BEASTIE BOYS FIRE BACK AT GOLDIEBLOX OVER USE OF GIRLS GoldieBlox The Beasties argue that the viral video for GoldieBlox falls under the umbrella of advertising, while the company claims that the song is fair use because the video is a parody. Toy company GoldieBlox pulled the Beastie Boys’ song from their video, which gained more than 8 million view on YouTube, but then sued the Beastie Boys seeking a declaration that their use was a parody and therefore fair. The Beastie Boys’ counterclaim cites the wishes of late group member that their songs never be used in advertising of any kind. The video, claims the band, “directly resulted in a massive increase in the sales” of GoldieBlox and therefore falls under the umbrella of advertisement. GoldieBlox GoldieBlox pulled the song from their video after complaints from the group.

Sex video case lands another China official in jail

Lei Zhengfu, a former regional Communist Party official, attends his trial at a court in Chongqing municipality June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

stunts go, the Santa video from Canadian airline WestJet did everything it should. It was heartwarming in advance of the holidays, surprising unwitting passengers with gifts they had requested from a Santa sitting inside a kiosk at the start of their flight.It made the company look like it believes in great customer service (A WestJetter would say it was more than mere fun, the narrator reads out in a holiday rhyme, miracles do happen when we all work as one). And of course, the video went viral, spreading not only good cheer but the WestJet brand, with more than 9 million views at the time of this writing. It also succeeded on another level: It got employees in on the act. Rather than outsourcing a holiday spot to an ad agency or involving few people who work for the airline, the company brought in more than 150 WestJetworkers, who hurriedly shopped for, wrapped and delivered the gifts that passengers had asked Santa for while they were in the air.

The WestJet video gift that keeps giving

Credit: Reuters/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – An official sacked after a sex scandal was sentenced to 14 years in jail for bribery on Friday, state media said, in the latest fallout from a case that transfixed the country. Han Shuming, a former district head in the southwestern city of Chongqing, was convicted of accepting bribes worth 4.4 million yuan ($724,759), according to a local court ruling, the Xinhua news agency said. Han was one of more than 20 officials and executives at state-owned companies who were investigated after a gang blackmailed them with secretly recorded sex videos. The case first ricocheted around China’s gossip-obsessed Internet when it surfaced last November after another Chongqing official, Lei Zhengfu, was caught on video having sex with an 18-year-old mistress. Lei was sentenced to 13 years in prison for bribery in June. “Han, 48, took advantage of his position and assisted with land leasing and construction contracts for two businessmen surnamed Jiang and Li in exchange for bribes between 2001 and 2013,” Xinhua said, citing a court statement.

New Video Captures Asiana Airlines Crash

Game videos are always in a Fair Use gray areamany provide an unedited look at entire hours of a game, with only voiceover commentary added by the video creator. These efforts are easy targets for copyright claims, and publishers have laid down rules about what can be streamed in the pastrules they’ve rarely enforced. Polygon reports that some channel operators have already lost up to 15% of their libraries to claims. Copyright claims are particularly damaging because they divert revenue from video views to whoever initiated the claim. Youd guess that the likely culprits in this case would be game publishers. Except the game publishers say no.

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She’s 6-foot-2 and 125 pounds, and she works for NASA . Oh, and she’s a robot. “We really wanted to design the appearance of this robot to be one that was just, when you saw it, you were going to be like, ‘Wow, that’s awesome,'” says Nicolaus Radford, of NASA ‘s Dexterous Robotics Lab. To that, we say, “Mission accomplished.” Valkyrie is completely self-contained: She can move her arms, legs, waist and head; is battery-powered; and she’s chock-full of cameras and sensors. Ultimately, NASA wants the robot to be able to assist astronauts with EVAs (extra-vehicular activities, or “working on stuff out in space”) on the International Space Station. Why do we keep calling Valkyrie a “she?” Well, there’s a few reasons: A) Valkyries were female figures in Norse mythology, and B) Val’s sensor array in the “chest” area makes it kind of look like she has a bustline. NASA’s official position is that the robot is a genderless humanoid, but after decades of male robots in science fiction, we’d like to claim this one as a SFRRM (Strong Female Robotic Role Model).

Video Game Leads to Life-Threatening Condition for Gamer

The aircraft then spins and comes to a stop in a cloud of dust. The video released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday captures part of Flight 214’s final descent and then its crash on July 6. Three people were killed and 200 more injured. Investigators would later determine the flight came in too low and too slow, then clipped a seawall, breaking off part of its tail. The NTSB held a hearing about the crash on Wednesday. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer.

DirecTV Explores Online Video Service

“He is my number one enemy right now,” Moore said while standing at the scene of the crime, his front porch. He installed a four-camera security system after his car was broken into a year ago, but he’s learned that there’s no guarantee the video will lead to an arrest. Despite catching the thief in the act, the resolution of the cameras are too low to make out a face. In most cases, experts say homeowners can improve the resolution of their home security video by decreasing the length of the buffered recordings. The shorter the time span, the better the resolution. Reducing the saved video from 30 days to a week often will improve the resolution because more digital information is being capture in each frame of video. The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of Moore’s package, which contained $320 worth of electronics intended to be Christmas presents for his kids. Moore says the shipper was Amazon and its already made good on the lost presents.

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12, 2013 4:46 p.m. ET DirecTV is exploring the idea of an online video service that would appeal to “price-sensitive” young people or other customers who have dropped their pay-TV service, the satellite TV firm said on Thursday. DirecTV executives told an investor meeting that the company saw online video as one of several growth areas for the next few years, also including home security and new advertising products. DirecTV Chief…

YouTube’s all-seeing robot eye takes aim at video-game content

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To avoid deep vein thrombosis, people should avoid being sedentary and be sure to move around if they are on a long flight. Piazza said people should also listen to their body so that they can seek treatment early if they have symptoms. Itll be a few a days before they interpret the symptoms as something they need to see a health care provider for, said Piazza. They may think its attributable to sleeping in the wrong position. …

Top 10 Video Games

Basically, its like modern video games, only gloriously aware of its silliness. 8. BioShock Infinite Take-Two Interactive BioShock Infinite isnt formulaic. Its a game thats prompted more smart commentary than most games will ever see. It has a reputation for being that kind of game the one you approach intellectually, despite its grisly facade of smashed skulls, burnt bodies and cartoonish gore. The same was true with the original BioShock and with the spiritually-related System Shock series 7. Pikmin 3 Nintendo Pikmin 3 played with the Wii U GamePad.

Top video games for kids’ wish lists

These can be saved and shared online as well. If youve ever wanted to find out what would happen if you put Disney characters in a Pixar world, nows your chance. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Rating: Everyone Price: $34.99 Details: If youre into discovering new things, making new friends and building a town to your liking, this will be your favorite title of the season. As mayor of your fictional town, you have full control of how it develops. Whether youre raising money to help build your towns stores, planting a variety of fruit trees or donating pieces of rare art to your museum, all of your actions have an impact on your townspeople. Fair warning: This game is incredibly addicting.

Shooter Video Games Can Be Good For Children

The study shows that assumptions connecting violent video games to real-life violence are too simplistic. The study , titled “The Benefits of Playing Video Games,” was conducted by researchers at the Netherlands-based Radboud University Nijmegen and will be published in the American Psychologist . The implications are massive, considering 97% of children and adolescents in the US play at least one hour of video games per day. Although the scientists examined many types of video games, the most surprising findings surrounded the positive consequences of shooter games like Halo 4 and Grand Theft Auto IV. The methodology is compelling (bolding mine): The most convincing evidence comes from the numerous training studies that recruit naive gamers (those who have hardly or never played shooter video games) and randomly assign them to play either a shooter video game or another type of video game for the same period of time. Compared to control participants, those in the shooter video game condition show faster and more accurate attention allocation, higher spatial resolution in visual processing, and enhanced mental rotation abilities… A critic might say, so what?

Finally, You Can Play Video Games With Your Mouth Or Your Rear

Ben Krasnow , an engineer at video game developing company Valve, created the two controllers. In the videos below, he demonstrates how the two controllers work,though Krasnow doesn’t say why he came up with the ideas. The mouth controller uses hardware from a computer mouse connected to a retainer that you wear. Krasnow points out that it would be impossible to use this to play an actual game.It’s not really for precise movements but more for swiping gestures and movements. You’d also have to wear a retainer to use the mouth controller. The one for the rear that’s made out of a bathroom scale and Xbox 360 controllerlet’s you turn a character left or right while you sit on top of it. It’s not really clear what either of these would add to the gaming experience.

Time to rethink the video games and violence debate

And while Knack is fun, it’s not terribly challenging. Even when going through levels where you have to jump on crumbling tiles or dodge traps, the game doesn’t throw too many unexpected punches. Players do have the option to turn up the difficulty, but you’re likely to fall into patterns easily even in those modes. For a game that provides consistent fun for every member of the family, Knack is a charming choice. Get it: If you want a cute, fun game Skip it: If you’re looking for a real challenge Price: $59.99, for Sony PlayStation 4 Wonderful 101 The Wii U, now a year old, isn’t getting the billing that its competitors from Microsoft and Sony are and gamers have yet to fully embrace its two-screen style of play. “Wonderful 101,” however, takes on the second screen with gusto. Players control an ever-expanding horde of tiny superheroes in this whimsical title, and players control the mob using the tablelike GamePad controller as a sort of central command.

Video games: Pros and cons for 2013 holiday gift-giving

Basically, violence seems an increasingly acceptable choice. Games such as first-person shoot em ups may be a particularly important factor in gun violence, acting almost as virtual practice grounds for future behavior. It is no coincidence that first-person shooter simulators have been successfully used as part of military training to help prepare personnel for gun violence on the battlefield. But defenders of video games have a seemingly compelling counter argument the vast majority of individuals who play violent videogames do not actually engage in real world, criminal violence of any kind. In fact, despite the growing global popularity and engagement with incredibly violent videogames and extreme media portrayals of violence, violent crime rates in many Western countries have actually been falling over the last decade. So, do those who point to declining violent crime rates to prove that violent media has no adverse effects on society have a watertight argument? Not necessarily fluctuations in violent crime rates are clearly not exclusively related to media consumption habits, instead being the result of the complex interplay between education, culture, economics, law and order policies and demographics.

How To Put Cds Onto An Mp3 Player

Should You Still Buy MP3 Players?


You may change file settings using the “Rip Settings,” next to “Rip CD.” Step 5 To sync with an MP3 player, select the “Sync” tab in the top right corner. Drag and drop the files you wish to sync. Apple iTunes Insert a CD in to the computer’s disc drive. Step 3 Switch to the “Library” by clicking on “Music” under the “Library” heading on the left sidebar. Step 4 iTunes will automatically detect the CD and ask if you want it to import the music. Click “Yes.” If not prompted, right click on the CD under “Devices” on the left sidebar. Select “Import CD.” Step 5 iTunes will begin to import the files, a progress bar at the top of the program will indicate how far along each file is.

The process of converting a CD to an MP3 file is simple.

only). slotMusic cards make music portable and can also be used in mobile phones with a microSD card slot that can play MP3 files, computers with a microSD USB reader or an SD card adapter, and even some car stereos with a microSD USB reader or SD card adapter. * Custom-loaded microSD cards: Consumers have the option of inserting a microSD card loaded with their own music library to listen to – up to 4,000 additional songs1 per 16GB card – which again adds interoperability with other devices, including mobile phones that are microSD card compatible. Tailor made for budget and time-conscious music fans looking for the best MP3 player for the money, the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player offers outstanding sound quality; long-lasting rechargeable battery; bright, easy-to-read screen, and compact wearable design. “We made a great product – the Sansa Clip – even better,” said Eric Bone, vice president, retail product marketing, SanDisk.

Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 Player

Select “Shuffle” to toggle shuffle on and off. Select “Music EQ” to program the device’s equalizer. Step 3 Select “Audiobook Options” on the Settings menu to program the device’s audio book options. Select “Ch. Mode” to set the device’s chapter mode. Select “Speed” to adjust the device’s playback speed. Step 4 Select “System Settings” on the Settings menu to program the device’s general system settings.

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player Keeps the Bizarre slotRadio Dream Alive

Well, you might want to buy one for several reasons MP3 players arent obsolete just yet. An MP3 player might not be right for you, but there are still good reasons for MP3 players to exist. Well look at when MP3 players are a good option and when you should just stick with your smartphone. Why MP3 Players Are Still Useful The most useful MP3 players are probably the ones that dont try to be smartphones. If you want to watch videos or use apps, youre better off with a smartphone.

Audiophile MP3 players, by the numbers

Frequency response test chart of the Creative Zen MP3 player.

The player supports AAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA formats, as well as Audible audiobooks. You get an on-board speaker as well, but it pumps tinny, clock-radio-quality sound out of its single, small speaker. As much as I found to like about the X-Fi, it does have some limitations when matched head-to-head against the iPod Touch. It doesn’t work with Mac OS X (only with XP and Vista); its online chat application doesn’t work well; and you won’t find the same degree of integration with third-party speaker systems, car stereos, and accessories that you’ll find with the near-ubiquitous iPod. Also, the X-Fi unit seems a bit small (3.3 inches by 2.2 inches by 0.5 inches) next to the iPod Touch and its generous screen. The X-Fi makes it a lot harder to create playlists without the help of a computer, too.

How to Edit Programming of MP3 Players

Most MP3 players let you program music settings.

If you’re already paying for cell phone service, but don’t yet have a phone that is capable of being used as an MP3 player, I’d strongly suggest a phone upgrade as your first course of action. In many cases, the carrier-subsidized cost of a new phone on contract can be less than the cost of even the least-expensive MP3 player. The popularity of inexpensive tablets is another reason why people are skipping over MP3 players. Products such as the Amazon Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7 can handle music playback in addition to games, e-mail, books, apps, and Web browsing. In terms of pure entertainment value, these tablets pack a bigger punch and can be bought for less than $200. Finally, if your biggest concern is portability, consider investing in a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones to use with your cell phone. Every modern cell phone supports Bluetooth audio.

MP3 player buying guide

Post Tags By Mary Rose – November, 30th 2013 Monday after Thanksgiving happens to be the optimum time to get deals on electronics. Cyber Monday offers deals on a wide variety of goods such televisions, digital cameras, tablets, and other gadgets. Here are some discounts which you can hope to get on Cyber Monday. Laptops Laptops seem to be the hottest holiday gifts and this year a number of new features have been added and prices have been slashed to attract consumers. The laptops which offer the biggest discounts usually have smaller screens and smaller memory. They will be ideal for students or can be used as Internet portals for home use. Large screened and high end premium Lap Tops are also offered as Cyber Monday deals coupled with accessories as bundles.

Cyber Monday Offers on Laptops, Televisions, Cell Phones, Cameras, MP3 Players, Video Games

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(Credit: CNET Networks) 4. Insignia Pilot The Insignia Pilot? We were as surprised as you are. We pride ourselves on not judging a book by its cover, but admittedly, our expectations were fairly low for Best Buy’s in-house brand Insignia Pilot MP3 player. We couldn’t have been more dumbfounded when the Pilot NS-4V24 Bluetooth MP3 player gave an unbelievably flat frequency response, with a deviation average of just -0.44dB.