Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thoughts on the Apple iPod

The advent of the Apple iPod, along with its iPod accessories and iPod cases, seem to have monopolized the mobile music scene. Although there are other, highly noted MP3 players and music phones, the Apple iPod has clearly cemented itself as the top dog in the portable music world.
So what makes the iPod great? Why can't it be beaten? Since its inception, other brands have trailed. And speaking from experience, nobody wants to be second best. Creative Zen, for example, has always been a runner-up and not a finisher when compared to Apple's iPod. Music phones from Sony Ericsson and Nokia, with its trusty and widely copied Nokia accessories, might have beaten the Apple iPod, except they always fall short in the memory banks. Suckers.
Perhaps, the reason why the Apple iPod remains on top of the food chain is its media exposure. I know an MP3 player or two that can take the Apple iPod or two to school. But with a powerful and overexposed company such as Apple, how can they win. No, let me rephrase that. How can they exist?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

JBL Radial Micro

The design may be unusual but breathtaking at the same time. Novel seems to be the right word to describe this unique boom box. Err, by the way, it is not a box. For those who are bored with the usual iPOd accessories and iPod cases, this sound gadget will definitely give you a refreshing view, err sound trip. Or both.
The JBL Radial Micro is compact sound system with a built-in dock to cater all iPod models. From the name alone, sound blast to the nth degree is guaranteed. But what is really striking with this sound machine is its exceptional look. From afar, it may look like a handbag. But up close and personal, the JBL is a music aficionado's mistress. It is compatible and ready to connect with other devices such as MP3 players, DVD players, laptops, and desktops. Plus, it is ultra light so mobility here is no problem. With a remote control to allow you access without even touching this thingy ensures comfort and convenience on your part.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

iPOd Hi-Fi: Sound Trip

If you are a techno geek, specifically an iPod techno geek, then you must have tons of iPod accessories and iPod cases stashed somewhere. Seriously, you do not need to go on reading this page. But if you are no geek but certainly a music lover who happens to own an iPod player, then perhaps you might have overlooked this speaker set from Apple: the iPod Hi-Fi.
A definite must have for any iPod aficionado, the iPOd Hi-Fi not only replaces the spot dominated by the stereo with cd player for so long, but lets you control the music flow, so you can have that ultimate sound trip you have always been craving about. The iPod Hi-Fi boasts of crisp sound quality coming from its speakers. Not only that, this speaker set from Apple also caters to all iPod models (as well as third party music players, though Apple will not mention such).
The only boo-boo that flawed this otherwise a wonderful device would be the overall design. Honestly, there are a lot items in out in the market that are more visually appealing than the iPod Hi-Fi. But eye-candy or not, the iPod Hi-fi is all about the sounds, so unless you can see the notes coming out in Technicolor, this gadget must be owned.


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