Xbox media center

by Marc

Forget the usual “Media boxes” made by the likes of Pinnacle, D-link, Linksys etc. They’re not that cheap, they have a very restricted set of connection options (who, in this day and age, connects a TV up with the composite video cable?) and most importantly they don’t play back half the file formats that I have lying around on my system. No, what you need to do is pick up …

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Garden speakers

by Marc

Rock speaker

I’ve been to quite a few barbeques this summer and invariably the music is provided by leaving the stereo on and opening the doors to let the sound outside. Which is OK, as long as the food isn’t 100 yards away at the bottom of the garden; this tends to lead to a very loud stereo and some very annoyed neighbours! Obviously someone else came across the same problem, and …

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iPod Nano destruction tested!

by Marc

Dead nano!

The iPod nano has been on the streets less than a week and already someone has decided to see how much punishment it can take! Ars Technica have a pretty detailed review of Apple’s new toy but since it’s a given that it sounds great and looks better they decided to devote some time to the question we’d all like to answer if only we could afford it: What does …

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Apple iPod Nano

by Al

IPOD nano

Apple have done it again and released yet another iPod and it’s tiny. Measuring just 0.27 inches thick and weighing in at (the blue corner) a measly 1.5 ounces. It does look pretty cool and with prices starting at $99 I’m sure it will be on a few shopping lists. Comes in black or silver (obvious from the pics I know) and more importantly 2GB or 4GB versions both having …

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Apple 60GB iPod Photo With Colour Screen

by diceman

For the last year or so I have been more than happy with my iPod 30g Mp3 player. However I fast outgrew my old friend with a need for more space and decided to upgrade to the 60GB monster currently on offer from Apple. A few beefs however. It seems the consumer is paying for the reduction in price of the Cadillac of mp3 players. For starters, there isn’t even …

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