Whether you're a podcasting wonder-kid, professional musician, or member of a garage-band (with secret aspirations of fame and fortune), Belkin’s TuneStudio might be the single best investment you make as an audiophile.
Belkin's TuneStudio for iPod lets you create and record high-quality digital recordings directly to your iPod, with instant playback. The 4-channel mixer allows for the input of up to four different instruments or audio sources and records at 16-bit, 44kHz quality in uncompressed WAV format, which translates as “crystal clear!”
TuneStudio’s compact and durable design is perfect for portability. Podcasters, musicians (professional and garage band alike) can record shows and sessions directly to their iPods anywhere they go.
In spite of the 29 different dials, this basic design is also surprisingly user-friendly:
* LEDs indicate master audio level, power status, peak indications, and compressor
* Compression is controlled by a single knob. And, audio is streamed though the built-in USB interface to and from a PC or Mac
* TuneStudio functions as an external sound card, allowing input and output of audio to a PC from its connectors
TuneStudio is currently compatible with:
* iPod classic (6th generation--80 GB and 160 GB);
* iPod nano (3rd generation--4 GB and 8 GB; 2nd generation--2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB)
* iPod video (5th generation--30 GB, 60 GB, and 80 GB)
Special discounted price: $249 at Belkin.com
Price: $299.99 at Amazon.
While I love a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses and a box of fine chocolate as much as the next person, I don't like them as gifts for Valentine's Day. I suppose they're somewhat romantic in a commercialized or show-off-at-work sort of way, but they're just not for me, especially on the day that thousands of other women are getting the same thing from their special someone.
If you don't want to be accused of being unoriginal or cliche by your sweetie this Valentine's Day, why not skip the flowers and candy and opt for something more unique? Take this heart-shaped mouse, for example. Sure, it's wired (USB) and questionably ergonomic, but creativity that's both functional and one-of-a-kind is hard to pass up for only £25.
Via Tech Digest.
The Sansa Clip is a small and smart MP3 player perfect for working out, traveling, or keeping tunes on your person.
At 4GB it’s both larger and more powerful than the iPod Shuffle and features a bright four-line screen for fast and easy navigation of tunes and features. Sansa Clip features FM radio with 40 user presets, built-in microphone for voice recording (memos, meetings, lectures, moments of brilliance and espionage/subterfuge), and plays MP3, WMA, secure WMA, and Audible file formats.
Fully charged, Sansa Clip provides about 15 hours of play time with the internal rechargeable battery, and take up to 2,000 songs (WMA format)
Connect via USB to your computer for charging and synchronizing.
Price: $80 at Amazon.