Archive for December, 2007
HaCha Personal Media Player Is Sleeeek
HaCha is one clean looking PMP player and some killer resolution too. Andrew from GearFuse stubmled upon this one and from one look GFM wanted to let our readers know. Although the 1GB version seems a littls small in capacity for it’s use the 2 & 4GB should do just about anyone.
The Chinese are among the heaviest commuters in the world, and we know that commuters just love to watch themselves some movies. The Chinese-made HaCha R280S media player features a 16 million color 2.83-inch LTPS LCD display with a clear resolution of 320 x 240. The HaCha has around 4 hour playback for video, supporting WMA and AVI files, along with WAV and MP3 files for music and JPEG images. Measuring in at 85.5 x 55 x 9.8 mm, the HaCha is expected to be available in 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB models with miniSD card support on each. Weighing in at 57.1g, the R280S is proof that good things come in small packages. Simple, sleek, and useful is how we like â€˜em.
â€“ Andrew Dobrow Link (translated from Chinese) Source: GearFuse Continue Reading
PALM's Disassemble Instructions for Secure Digital CardIt’s almost an oxymoron to provide as simple instructions as what PALM did on how to disassemble your Secure Digital card without providing even more detail on how not to cut yourself using a razor knife. Here are some screen shots from the official PALM disassemble .pdf document:
RockBoxWhat is Rockbox? Rockbox is an open source software replacement for a larger number of MP3 players. Since Rockbox is open source this means an infinitely larger number of developers are constantly working on Rockbox…kinda like WordPress blogging software. Rockbox aims to provide more functionality and efficiency to MP3 players.
In addition, Rockbox is a great management tool for flash memory. For example, I just found out Rockbox may be used to run microSDHC cards on microSD compatible devices. Although the Rockbox solution might not work for all devices, it’s a great place to start when looking for possible solutions. Here are some key features of Rockbox:
- Support for over 15 Sound Codecs, including OGG and FLAC
- Gapless playback
- 5-band fully-parametric equalizer, and crossfeed
Flash Memory Secure Delete Software – Gone is GoneIt’s possible you want to delete files off flash memory and not be able to retrieve them back. Gone is gone – no recovery software would do the trick – permanent removal. here is some free software to perform secure deleting. This program allows you to specify a directory (and optionally all subdirectories) in which all files should be deleted. When each file is deleted the contents of the file are filled with random data prior to deleting the file. Continue Reading
Kodak EASYSHARE Digital Picture FramesFinally a digital picture frame which holds some worth, the Kodak EASYSHARE digital picture frame is loaded with features. First, as any Kodak buff would expect the digital display is fine tuned to Kodak color standards then stack on some MP3 capability to sooth the sole of those fond memories. compact flash, secure digital, multimedia card, xD, memory stick or interface via USB. And if this isn’t enough Continue Reading
New Walkman Phone From Sony W880iThe new W880i Ai Sony Walkman phone is slim – about as slim as we’ve seen so it begs the question, does the Q need to lose some weight? Continue Reading
How Solid is iPod Going to Get?A report from Prudential Equity Group indicates Apple would be smart to shift from HHD to flash memory for the larger iPods. Although the cost-per-gigabyte would be more, the user experience and product logevity would improve. Currently only about 3.5 hours of juice are available for iPods when running video you don’t want to lose power at the climax.
Memorex is Splash'in In Flash MemoryMemorex jumped into the jump drive market nearly two years ago and with it’s great success, Memorex is now splashing in flash memory. The first of ’07 Memorex announced their TravelCard flash line of media. This includes SD, MiniSD, MicroSD and a full line of MultiMediaCards. 1GB and 2GB sizes. Continue Reading
The Difference Between xD Picture Card Type M and Type HThe xD Picture Card was developed by Olympus and Fujifilm and released in mid 2002. The xD card then had improvements made and labeled Type M and Type H. The improvements of the xD flash memory technology where done to increase storage capacity and/or speed performance.
- The original xD format held between 16MBs and 512MBs.
- The following version was Type M. This increased storage capacity to 8GBs and released in the beginning of 2005.
- The next format version, Type H, increased performance of data transfer and has a storage range of 256MBs to 2GBs. Type H xD card was released in late 2005.