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Music Players

IDEO C60 Redux RFID Music Player

by Johan on December 12, 2010

IDEO has designed the C60 Redux RFID music player, which allows you to blend the past with current technology. The gadget features a turntable and a set of cards, which look like the cassette tape. Each of these cards contains two RFID tags, with a tag representing a song. You just need to drop a card on the turntable and it will begin playing the song. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

TDK Digital Boombox

by Johan on December 3, 2010

If you like retro gadgets, then check out the new TDK Digital Boombox. This gadget features a built in AM/ FM radio with a couple of 10 Watts speakers, a 15watt subwoofer on the front and several touch sensitive buttons for controlling everything. What’s more, this music player can also play music from your iPhone, iPod or MP3 player via a USB port, a 3.5mm audio jack or an RCA port. The TDK Digital Boombox will be released in January 2011 for $499. The two speaker version is priced at $399. [CoolHunting]

Teac SL-D920 Retro Radio CD Player

by Johan on November 15, 2010

Teac has started selling the new old-fashioned radio CD layer namely the Teac SL-D920. This retro gadget comes equipped with a remote control, a CD writer and a USB port for MP3 players and other storage devices. Available in black, red and white, the Teac SL-D920 CD player radio also features the ability to write discs with content recorded from radio. Folks in Japan are able to purchase the Teac SL-D920 for 29,980 Yen or around $368. [Product Page]

The Sharper Image’s iPod Turntable

by Johan on November 7, 2010

Capture the pure LP sound onto your iPod, iPhone or MP3 player with this iPod Turntable from The Sharper Image. This USB digital turntable transfers converted music files directly to the built-in iPod dock without even connecting to your computer. The gadget comes with the protective cover that closes over your LP to keep it clean. The Sharper Image’s iPod Turntable is priced at $199.99. [The Sharper Image]

Grace Digital Audio Victoria Retrowriter

by Johan on October 29, 2010

If you want to convert all of your vinyl collection into a digital format, then you might need the Victoria Retrowriter from Grace Digital Audio. The gadget is a multi-functioning music system equipped with a unique recording feature allowing you to record your music from vinyl or from auxiliary RCA inputs to blank CD-R/RW’s. The Grace Digital Audio Victoria Retrowriter is priced at $158.88. [Grace]

Grace Digital Audio has rolled out the new tabletop Wi-Fi internet radio, which is claimed to be the 1st internet radio to allow complete control of your Pandora stations directly from the front of the radio, the remote control, or the Free iPhone remote control app. This new Wi-Fi internet radio also provides access to over 50,000 radio stations, podcasts, and on-demand content including NPR on-demand, FOX News, CNN, BBC and Sirius Premium Internet radio. The Grace Digital Audio tabletop Wi-Fi internet radio works with any wireless (Wi-Fi) 802.11b/g/n wireless router Internet connection, WEP, WPA 1&2 compatible, and operates as a standalone Internet radio. $169.99 is all you need to bring home the Grace Digital Audio tabletop Wi-Fi internet radio. [Grace]

Pyle-HOME PTCDS2UI Classical Turntable

by Johan on October 24, 2010

Amazon has started selling the Pyle-HOME PTCDS2UI classical turntable, which is actually a combination of the 18th century and the 21st century technologies. This vintage, authentically wood-crafted turntable is equipped with a CD player, an AM/FM radio, a cassette deck, an iPod dock and an aux-in jack for your MP3 player. The Pyle-HOME PTCDS2UI classical turntable also features a wireless remote controller, so you can control this old-fashioned gadget from the comfort of your sofa. You can buy the Pyle-HOME PTCDS2UI classical turntable for $187.99. [Product Page]

Satechi Sound Fly BT FM Transmitter Player

by Johan on October 12, 2010

The Satechi Sound Fly BT FM transmitter player features a sleek new design with a user-friendly interface, which provides a live full duplex communication solution using Bluetooth technology through FM transmission to your FM car radio and allows you to speak to callers through an external DSP microphone. The Soundfly BT is pairable with any phone equipped with Bluetooth functionality or a connection to a Bluetooth adapter. The gadget adopts the Bluetooth A2DP technology that enables wireless transmission of music from your cell phone. If an incoming or outgoing call is made, the music will be paused. The transmission of music will resume automatically when the call is ended. What’s more, the gadget supports RDS (Radio Data System), so when you receive a phone call, caller id will be displayed on your car stereo, or while listening to music through SD cards, you can see the song and artist’s name displayed on your car stereo. You can also use this gadget to recharge USB-powered devices such as iPhones, iPods, cell phones or MP3 players. The Satechi Sound Fly BT FM transmitter player retails for $69.99 a pop. [Product Page]

Denon RCD-N7 Apple AirPlay CD Receiver

by Johan on September 29, 2010

Denon has decided to release the RCD-N7 Apple AirPlay CD receiver in Japan. The player is coupled with a pair of $199 SC-N7 speakers and features Wi-Fi, DLNA ver1.5, iPod touch/ iPhone 4 dock, a USB port and Apple AirPlay support. Priced at $599, it will also stream audio from Rhapsody, Napster, Pandora and Last.fm. What’s more, the RCD-N7 comes with Windows Media Player 11 support as well as being capable to handle MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV (linear PCM), WMA Lossless and FLAC files. [Akihabara]

TEAC CD-P650 CD Player With iPod Support

by Johan on September 23, 2010

TEAC CD-P650 CD Player With iPod Support

If you are looking for a new CD player, then check out the new TEAC CD-P650 that comes with full integration and support of Apple iPod. This music player features a USB port on the front panel, allowing you to play MP3 and WMA files that are stored on the USB flash drive. In addition, you can also rip your favorite CD albums into MP3 files without the needs of a PC. The TEAC CD-P650 CD player will be available next month. [Akihabara]