Thursday, October 13, 2005


Verzion Wireless and Samsung launch the SCH-A950 Music Phone

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Verizon Wireless today launched the SCH-a950, the perfect music phone for turning customers into mobile DJs. A phone for all the senses, customers with an a950 will also experience enhanced sound quality – from ring tones to music/video playback to conversations via speakerphone – through the phone’s dual stereo speakers.
Equipped with an MP3 player, consumers can take their favorite tunes with them wherever they go. The number of songs is limited only by the size of the TransFlash™ memory card (purchased separately) that fits neatly in the a950’s expandable memory slot. Pressing the play key on the front of the phone activates the music player. Navigating through the phone’s music library is also a breeze. Music lovers can use the a950’s sleek jog dial to scroll through their playlists, while the keys on the phone’s exterior allow customers to stop, start and skip around to find the tune to fit their mood.

Adding another level to its multimedia multi-tasking, the a950 uses advanced wireless technology and design to offer a complete entertainment experience. Whether streaming news and sports video highlights on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service, downloading and watching crystal clear V CAST video clips from the hottest new music videos and celebrity gossip news, or listening to favorite songs through the phone’s MP3 player and stereo speakers, customers will have easy access to the very best in wireless entertainment.

Additionally, the phone brings imaging to the multimedia mix with its 1.3 megapixel digital camera and camcorder, allowing snap happy customers to capture still images or video clips to send and share with family and friends.

The a950 is available for $149.99 after $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement and in the 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores across the country and at Circuit City locations. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or got to

Finally: Apple launches iPod with video

Witness the evolution of the revolution. First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more. Again. In lighter, thinner 30GB and 60GB models starting at $299, the new iPod is music to your eyes.

Better Yet
Time for the world’s best music player to take the stage for another encore. In 30GB and 60GB(1) models that hold up to 15,000(2) songs, full-color album art and up to 25,000 photos(3), the new iPod makes the most of your music and more. Yeah, you’ve heard that tune before. Only now, you can watch it, too. With support for up to 150 hours(4) of video and a 2.5-inch color display, the new iPod lets you take music videos and TV shows on the road.

More and Less
The new iPod boasts up to 20 hours of battery life(5), five hours more than before. Plus, you get a bigger display and one more iPod color — sleek black. But here’s the kicker: At under half an inch thin, the new 30GB iPod takes up about 45 percent less room than the original iPod. Even the new 60GB model is 10 percent thinner than the fourth-generation 20GB iPod. More features in less space? Sounds like iPod.

Hold Everything
Now you can put all your music in your pocket and still have room for, well, practically everything else. Catch up on your reading with audiobooks. Browse your memories with photo slideshows, complete with music. Watch video podcasts, music videos and your favorite TV shows. Consult your calendar or look up an email address. Even check the time in another city or time your fastest lap. The new iPod keeps it all close at hand.

Spin Some Tunes

The Apple Click Wheel gives you access to your entire music, photo and video library — from one thumb. Control volume and browse using the touch-sensitive surface. Play. Pause. Rewind and fast-forward. Rate your favorites. Create playlists on the go. Launch photo slideshows. The Click Wheel puts everything at your fingertips, so you can keep your eyes and ears on the music.

Sync, Look and Listen
Playing your iPod is only half the fun. Try filling it with downloads from the iTunes Music Store. Choose from over 2 million songs, 20,000 podcasts, 2,000 music videos or your favorite ABC and Disney television shows, download them to your Mac or PC and sync them to your iPod. Add an optional audio cable to play music from the iPod to your home stereo or use an optional S-video cable with iPod to play VJ on your TV. You can perform the same big-screen feat with iPod photo slideshows. Oh, and you can do it all from across the room using the optional Universal Dock and handy new Apple remote.

Apple iTunes 6

iTunes 6, the next generation of the world’s most popular music jukebox and online music store, lets fans purchase and download over 2,000 music videos and six short films from Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios for just $1.99 each. Customers can also now purchase and download their favorite television shows from iTunes the day after they air on TV, watch them on their Mac or PC and Auto-Sync them onto the new iPod for viewing anywhere.

Apple launches new iMac

What if you could command an entire world of music, photos, movies and DVDs — all from your sofa? Now you can share the good life with friends and family on a 17- or 20-inch new iMac G5 featuring Front Row software and Apple Remote. Slimmer than ever, the gravity-defying enclosure also houses built-in iSight, SuperDrive, wireless and the easy-to-use software that brings it all together. Modern living starts at only $1299. (Mighty Mouse not sold separately.)

Welcome to the Front Row
You’ve got the best seat in the house. The full-screen Front Row media experience — with its intuitive menus, large text and brilliant graphics — lets you browse the music, photos and videos on your iMac as easily as you browse music on your iPod. And the new Apple Remote lets you do your browsing from anywhere in the room. So gather your friends and dazzle them with a slideshow of your vacation pics, a home movie or a DVD. iMac G5 was born to entertain.

The iTunes Connection
With iTunes, you’re never more than a click away from the world’s most popular source of music, audiobooks and podcasts. Now the digital revolution strikes again — you can also purchase your favorite music videos and selected TV shows. Download those episodes of Lost or Desperate Housewives that you missed. Or sync your videos with the new iPod and watch them anywhere.

Video Chatting Made Easy
There’s an iSight camera built into every new iMac, so you can start a video chat (or join one) at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing to buy, nothing to attach, no cords to fumble with, no software to install or configure. Simply start up iChat AV, click your buddy’s video icon and you’re ready to chat with sight and sound — with up to three friends at once. Proper attire suggested.

Say Cheese
The new Photo Booth application (included) turns your iMac into a modern-day arcade photo booth (minus the coin slot). Just pick a special effect like sepia tint, x-ray, bulge or squeeze. And smile. Presto — instant high-quality photo. Once you have the perfect pic, take advantage of Photo Booth’s connections to share it via Mail, save it in iPhoto or use it as your Address Book or iChat buddy picture.

The Beast Within
Behind its breathtaking 17- or 20-inch widescreen display, iMac G5 displays some monstrous power — with a 1.9GHz or 2.1GHz G5 processor, a sizzling new PCI-Express ATI Radeon X600 Pro or XT graphics processor with 128MB of dedicated video memory and a new high-bandwidth system architecture. These technologies, coupled with Mac OS X Tiger (the world’s most advanced operating system), simply make iMac G5 a joy to drive. Whether you’re exercising your creativity, surfing the web, playing compute-intensive games or just staying in touch with friends.

It’s a Wonderful iLife
iMac G5 has the power — and the brains — to be the center of your digital universe. It comes with iLife ’05: a suite of easy-to-use applications that make the spectacular part of your everyday life. Enhance, organize and share your photos via iPhoto. Make an epic starring your kid in iMovie. Turn your photo and movie creations into professional DVDs with iDVD. Create original music in GarageBand, even if you can’t carry a tune.

Ready to Roar

Like any modern computer should, iMac G5 comes ready with software preinstalled to use your digital devices right away. Just plug them in. With a plentiful passel of ports — USB 2.0, FireWire 400, composite and S-video outputs, audio in and out — you can connect just about any device, from cameras and camcorders to hard drives, stereos and the Mighty Mouse included with every iMac G5. With the forward-thinking Scroll Wheel, you can move around your digital life with 360° of freedom. And with built-in Gigabit Ethernet, you’re all set for wired networking.

Cut the Cords
Better yet, eliminate the desktop clutter. iMac G5 comes with a pre-installed AirPort Extreme Card, so you can hop onto the Internet wirelessly up to 150 feet from an AirPort Extreme Base Station. Or you can add an AirPort Express with AirTunes to stream music to your stereo and send documents to your printer. iMac G5 also includes an internal Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for the latest wireless devices, like the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. You can even sync your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone so your numbers are always up to date. Impress your friends, confound your enemies — wireless only looks like magic

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70

Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 combine the power of 3G and WLAN with advanced voice services and mobile email applications in a variety of designs for every employee.

Nokia announced today the addition of three new models to its portfolio of business-optimized devices. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 - the first of the new Nokia Eseries - are distinctively different in design and allow businesses of all sizes to mobilize their workforce. Nokia Eseries models combine attractive and easy-to-use designs that appeal to individual business users with new underlying technologies that allow IT departments to effectively manage security settings, corporate applications and data. Each of the devices is designed to accommodate must-have mobile applications needed in today's business world like mobile email and advanced voice calling functions. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and the Nokia E70 will be available in the first quarter of 2006 worldwide.

The Nokia E60: A classic design with unmatched voice features
The Nokia E60 provides the uncompromised look, comfort and usability of a classically designed mobile phone. Supporting an array of advanced call features from integrated speakerphone and conference calling to voice-aided applications like Push to talk, and IP-based telephony, the Nokia E60 is the best mobile device for active voice communications - in and out of the office. The Nokia E60 offers fast and flexible data connections with WCDMA enabling wide area connections and WLAN offers a cost effective option for local access. Although optimized for one-handed use, its large color screen makes email and calendar entries easy. The Nokia E60 operates in GSM900/1800/1900 and WCDMA2100 networks.

The Nokia E61: Built for mobile email
The Nokia E61 is designed in the familiar style of today's most popular mobile email devices. Yet it is incredibly slim and packed with powerful new functionality. A cinch to use with either hand, the device has a four-way joystick and full keyboard combined with a wide 16 million color screen making mobile email easier than ever before. Supporting multiple mobile email clients like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink, Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail, and Visto Mobile, the Nokia E61 provides seamless and encrypted mobile connectivity. Full attachment handling (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF viewer and ZIP manager) and an editing function (document, spreadsheet and presentation) are included. The Nokia E61 also includes the same advanced business call features and IP-based telephony functions as the Nokia E60 and Nokia E70. The Nokia E61 can send and receive emails, even when on a phone call. The Nokia E61 operates in GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA2100 networks.

The Nokia E70: The all-in-one messaging device
At first glance, the Nokia E70 looks like a modern smartphone. Open it up and find a full messaging keyboard for fast and easy thumb typing, a generous color screen for viewing emails, plus attachments (document, spreadsheet, presentation, PDF viewer and ZIP manager) and an editing function (document, spreadsheet, presentation) for staying up-to-date with the inbox. Like the Nokia E60 and Nokia E61, the Nokia E70 supports a common set of applications like advanced voice and email. Nokia will offer two versions of the Nokia E70 - one optimized for mobile networks in Europe and Asia (GSM900/1800/1900/WCDMA 2100) and one optimized for mobile networks in the Americas (GSM850/1800/1900), yet both versions are able to roam in GSM networks across regions.

Nokia also offers a comprehensive service portfolio for its business devices and solutions ranging from technical support to implementation, professional services and technical training. Nokia's services are available to better serve customers and enable successful end-to-end mobility solutions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Fuji launched FinePix Z2 Zoom digital camera

Fuji has launched the compact FinePix Z2 Zoom 5.1 megapixel digital camera.

The new camera has this features:

  • Super CCD HR sensor delivering 5.1 million effective pixels
  • Non-extending refractive optical zoom lens with 3x optical zoom
  • Sensitivity range of ISO 64-1600 for low-noise photography in all conditions
  • Wraparound, glossy shell-design body, with sliding power-on function
  • Available in stunning black or cool white
  • High resolution 2.5 inch LCD screen with reinforced, scratch-resistant glass
  • Continuous shooting mode for action photography
  • TV-quality VGA movie recording of 30 frames per second with sound
  • PictBridge compatible for direct printing without a PC

    T-Mobile Launches First Branded Bluetooth Headset – SH305 from SouthWing

    T-Mobile has launched its first branded Bluetooth headset – the SH305, manufactured by SouthWing at a great value cost of £29.99. The device is one of the smallest and lightest headsets available on the market today weighing only 11 grams.

    SouthWing is the first manufacturer to receive the TMTI hologram status from independent testing and support company TMTI (Talk Me Through It) and the T-Mobile SH305 is the best for compatibility, comfort and style according to their independent tests.

    TMTI also provides testing and support for customers on pairing and using their Bluetooth products and also support on how to use the ever-growing number of advanced handsets in the market today.

    The SH305 is the first headset to have an innovative favourite number button; Push4™, allowing customers to dial their most frequently used number or voice service just by pressing this button, with no need to touch the handset. SouthWing is the first company to introduce and patent this new technological advance in hands-free headsets.

    Phil Chapman, Marketing Director at T-Mobile UK comments, “SouthWing is a truly innovative company which is why we chose its product - the SH305 – as our first T-Mobile branded headset. Through TMTI testing we know we are offering our customers one of the best Bluetooth headsets on the market.”

    Martin Fox, Head of SouthWing UK comments, “T-Mobile was the ideal partner to launch our latest product since they have the right mix of exposure, innovation and customer base. The SH305 is priced extremely competitive and is packed with features such as favourite number calling (Push4™ Application) and auto pairing enabling the user to easily pair the device for first time use.”

    T-Mobile is selling the device for £29.99 inc Vat, making it one of the most competitive Bluetooth headsets in UK. Its impressive features include: six hours talk time; battery level indicator; 12 ring tones; various wearing options including with or without a hook; clipping to clothes or securing to your phone by means of the included lanyard and two additional covers to customise the headset’s look.

    Monday, October 10, 2005


    Creative Zen Sleek photo has posted a preview of the creative Zen Sleek photo, which will have 20 GB. It also features a bright and vibrant OLED display.

    Two chief complaints about the Zen Touch were its bulky build and its lack of an FM tuner. Creative listened by adding an FM tuner, as well as a voice recorder, and making the Zen Sleek Photo, well, sleek. At 4 by 2.2 by 0.6 inches and 5.4 ounces, it's significantly slimmer and lighter than the Zen Touch--and lighter and narrower than a 20GB iPod. Its striking design is a quarter iPod Mini, a quarter Zen Micro, and a half Dell DJ-20.

    Read the full preview here.

    Sony Ericsson unveils UMTS P990 smartphone

    Sony Ericsson emphasised its continued commitment to Symbian OS today with the
    announcement of its next generation smartphone to the global development
    community. The P990 will be the first commercially available smartphone to adopt
    the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform. This flagship
    UMTS smartphone is Wi-Fi enabled, has a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and
    features a new hardware keyboard beneath the flip-down keypad. The phone will
    start shipping during Q1 of 2006.

    The P990 is the next in a line of successful Sony Ericsson smartphones - the
    P800, P900 and P910 – and is based on the same proven concept and recognisable
    form factor. All have been popular with users, operators and software developers
    thanks to their powerful productivity features. Operator feedback and download
    statistics from the Sony Ericsson Application Shop have shown that consumers,
    both business and personal, are interested in using their smartphones to the
    fullest potential. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) can be as high as 4 to 5
    times that of more traditional voice-centric mobiles.

    To ensure a large proportion of applications are available on the new Symbian
    and UIQ software platform when the P990 goes on sale, Sony Ericsson has decided
    to announce the smartphone well in advance of availability so that developers
    have time to create and certify as many applications as possible.

    “The technical prowess of the P990 will be brought to full life by
    applications from the third party developer community,” said Jan Wäreby,
    Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing. “Demand for
    applications on the P800, P900 and P910 has been very high. Our smartphones have
    been recognised as the most advanced and useful on the market, and we want to
    maintain this reputation with the P990 by ensuring there’s a rich supply of top
    applications for enterprise, productivity, leisure and gaming when users make
    their first visit to the Sony Ericsson Application Shop.”

    As with its predecessors, the P990 is designed to be first and foremost a
    great mobile phone. It also offers all the benefits of UMTS including video
    calling, high-bandwidth multi-media downloads and the ability to browse the
    Internet with full HTML pages. These are viewed in landscape on the new Opera 8
    browser. In addition, the P990 is prepared for all major push e-mail clients
    enabling full e-mail access with attachments, anywhere, anytime.

    The P990 has multiple text input methods enabling it to support all users’
    needs and preferences. Writing e-mails is made easier by the new hardware
    keyboard positioned beneath the flip-down keypad on the main body of the phone.
    Reading them is made simpler on the large 2.8 inch QVGA touch screen. Multi
    tasking – being able to browse the Internet, send and receive files at the same
    time as talking – is now possible due to the enhanced capabilities of the new
    software platform.

    Memory has been extended in order to handle all multi-media downloads and
    e-mail attachments. Memory Stick PRO Duo up to 4GB will be available in the
    market at launch and the P990 now has up to 80 MB user free memory. A 64 MB
    Memory Stick PRO Duo is included in the box, preloaded with a VPN client and
    trial version of a virus scan package.

    The combination of UMTS and WLAN features will also significantly improve the
    efficiency and flexibility of applications such as e-mail, browsing the
    Internet/Intranet and video telephony. WLAN, available in hot spots all over the
    world, acts as a complement to high speed 3G services, enabling widespread
    access to corporate network services.

    Other new features include automatic time zone change to the Calendar diary
    and updated PC sync software with extended synchronization possibilities.
    Additionally the 2 Megapixel camera with autofocus, digital zoom, photo light
    plus the bright TFT screen and video recording provide a high quality imaging

    In a separate announcement today, Sony Ericsson Developer World and UIQ
    Technology outlined their plans to support UIQ 3 developers.

    Developers can program in C++ or Java™ to create powerful professional and
    personal productivity tools for the P990. The smartphone is based on Java
    Platform 3 (JP-3). It supports four new Java Specification Requests (JSR’s)
    including Web Services (JSR-172) and is the twentieth phone from Sony Ericsson
    supporting Mobile Java™ 3D, demonstrating the company’s leadership in this new
    technology. Standard Java™ applications can be run with either the flip-down
    keypad open or closed.

    The P990 will be commercially available in Q1 2006. The variants will be:

    The P990 will be demonstrated in booth # 124 at The Smartphone Show 2005 in
    the ExCeL Centre in London on October 11-12, where Sony Ericsson is headline
    sponsor. Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice President and Head of Product &
    Application Planning, gives a keynote presentation.

    Technical specifications

    Function or feature, P990 support

    Sunday, October 09, 2005


    Most expensive mp3-player costs $ 45.000

    Nowadays the most expensive mp3-player all over the world is made by Douglas J. Music Group and costs $ 45.000. Who find the casual plastic boxes are to simply, can find in this company the 'Presidential' mp3-player. The cases are available in white or yellow gold and the diamonds can be placed in different patrons. Delivering by courier on every place on earth is included in the price. The technical specifications gives the manufacturer only free after paying fifty English pounds, but considering the limitations of technique there will be not so much better than those of other high-end mp3-player.

    SanDisk Sansa e140 Review

    Today we’ll take a look at the SanDisk Sansa e140 with 1 GB of Flashmemory, this can be boosted to 2 GB with SD memory cards. On the next photo, you see how the mp3-player will be delivered.

    Sansa e140 mp3-player, carrying case with armband, stereo in-ear headphones, AAA alkaline battery, USB 2.0 travel cable, quick start guide, CD with valuable software and user manual.

    De SanDisk Sansa e140 has this features:
    - Supports MP3, WMA , secure WMA and Audible audio file formats
    - Stores over 240 songs of MP3; 480 songs of WMA music
    - Digital FM tuner with 20 preset stations
    - Easy navigation: song sorted by title, artist, album, genre and more
    - SRS WOW technology included for superior sound playback
    - Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port for fast and easy transfer of files
    - Up to 17 hours continuous playback using one AAA battery

    Minimal system requirements:
    - Windows 2000, XP (Windows Media Player 9 or10)
    - Intel Pentium PC or equivalent
    - CD-ROM drive
    - USB 2.0 port required for Hi-Speed transfer

    For the Sansa e140 you don’t need to install special software. You plug in with the USB cable and you can drag ’n drop your music on it. Standard you can store 1 GB of music (about 240 mp3’s). Slide in the battery, plug in the stereo headphones and you are ready to listen.

    This in-ear headphones feel a bit strange in the beginning, you have to get used tot hem, because of their format. They filter out the background noise, because they deliver the sound directly in your ear canal. You can, if you prefer, use other ear phones off course. The sound quality is good.

    When listening to your mp3, you see on your display this:

    Above you see the name of the artist, the songtitle and the name of the album. It also displays a counter and completely at the bottom you see the total number of songs on your player and the current position. When used, the player lights up blue, which is cool to see!

    When clicking right on ‘menu’ you come into the menu, they are easy to use. You can scroll through the menu with the rotary wheel, which you can find in the right corner of the Sansa. In the menu, the mp3’s are sorted by title, artist, album, genre and year.
    Further you can also change your settings like language, date and time,…It’s a pity that Sansa e140 makes no use of a playlist. In the information menu you can find out how much available memory you still have, how many is used and how many songs there are on your player. When you go to ‘Modes’, you find the FM radio tuner, an other feature of the Sansa e140. The FM radio is from an excellent quality. You turn the wheel and you see the FM tuner moving on the display. Once you have chosen a radio frequency, you can store it, you can store up to 20 preset stations. When you want to change the volume, you turn again on the wheel. This is also the same when playing mp3’s. Personally I find the rotary wheel not so handy, it’s rather stiff.

    Another feature of the Sansa is the stopwatch, which works just by using the play/pause and repeat button.

    On top of the player is the audio-output next to the USB port. The opening under the menu-button is used to put in an extra SD memory card, you can add up to 2 GB on your player.

    With 1 AAA battery you can, according to SanDisk, listen up to 17 hours. The player lays good in the hand and weights not so much.

    With the Sansa e140 you get delivered: extra eardops (3 formats), carrying case with armband, USB 2.0 travel cable, stereo earphones and a CD-ROM with a few software programs.
    When you do the Sansa around your arm, with the delivered armband and the carrying case, you can for example use the lock button to lock the controls. So you can also listen to your favourite songs or radio during sport, work or cleaning.
    On the included CD-ROM you find SanDisk’s user Manual, with description and features about the Sansa e100 Series. With Rhapsody (Real’s online music service) you can easily import CD’s and burn them or transfer them to your Sansa. and Audiofeast are programs to listen to the radio. Audiofeast gives a 60 day free trial.


    The SanDisk Sansa e140 is easy to use, but you have to get used to the rotary Wheel, which is not so handy because it’s rather stiff. The quality of the FM radio is very good, just like the quality of the sound, but personally I don’t prefer in-ear headphones.
    The player can be found for as low as $ 100 in retail stores.

    The Good:

     Plays mp3 and wma
     Easy to use menu
     1GB flash memory, or more with SD memory cards
     Very small and light
     The screen is easy to read, also in dark
     A summary of the available memory, songs,… is available on the player
     The included accessories


     Rotary Wheel is rough
     In ear headphones (personal opinion)
     No playlists’ are possible

    Score: 7/10
    Date: 9 October 2005
    Reviewer: Sneakytje

    SanDisk Sansa e140: review

    Vandaag een nieuwe review: de SanDisk Sansa e140 met 1 GB Flash opslagruimte, aanvulbaar tot 2 GB met SD memory cards.
    Op de volgende foto zie je hoe deze mp3-speler bij jou thuis geleverd wordt.

    Sansa e140 MP3 speler, draagtasje met armband, stereo oortelefoontjes, AAA alkaline batterij, USB 2.0 travel kabel, snelle starters gids, CD met beschikbare software en een handleiding.

    De SanDisk Sansa e140 heeft volgende functies:
    - Ondersteund MP3, WMA , beveiligde WMA and Audible audio bestands formaten
    - Heeft opslagcapaciteit voor 240 MP3’s of 480 WMA bestanden
    - Digitale FM tuner met 20 ingestelde frequenties
    - Gemakkelijke navigatie: liedjes gestorteerd per titel, artiest, album, genre en meer
    - SRS WOW technologie voor superieure geluidsklank
    - Hi-Speed USB 2.0 poort voor snelle en makkelijke bestandsoverdracht
    - 1 AAA batterij zorgt voor 17 uur muziek

    Minimale systeem vereisten:
    - Windows 2000, XP (Windows Media Player 9 or10)
    - Intel Pentium PC of gelijkwaardig
    - CD-ROM station
    - USB 2.0 poort vereisd voor Hi-Speed transfer

    Voor de Sansa e140 hoef je geen speciale software te installeren. Je plugt gewoon in met de USB kabel en je zet er je muziek op. Standaard kan je er 1GB aan muziek op kwijt (zo’n 240 mp3’s). Nog even een AAA-battery erin, Stereo Earphones aansluiten en je bent klaar om te luisteren.

    Deze in-ear oortelefoons moet je toch gewoon zijn, vanwege hun formaat. De koptelefoontjes filteren het achtergrond geluid, doordat ze het geluid direct in je gehoorskanaal brengt. Je kan natuurlijk wel zelf andere oortjes inpluggen. De geluidskwaliteit is wel goed.

    Tijdens het luisteren van je MP3 zie je op het scherm het volgende:

    Bovenaan zie je de artiest, de songnaam en de titel van het album. Daaronder zie je een balkje met het tijdsverloop en helemaal onderaan zie je nog naar het hoeveelste liedje van het totaal aantal songs. Dit alles op een blauwoplichtend LCD-scherm bij gebruik van de toetsen.

    Door aan de rechterzijde op ‘menu’ te duwen kom in je in het menu waardoor je kan scrollen met de ‘Rotary Wheel’ rechtsboven op de hoek van de speler. In het menu worden de mp3’s opgeslagen per artiest, album, jaar en genre. Verder kan je daar ook nog de instellingen wijzigen, de taal, datum & tijd, …Jammer dat de Sansa geen gebruik maakt van een playlist. Bij informtie kan je terugvinden hoeveel beschikbare ruimte je nog over hebt, hoeveel je al gebruikt hebt en hoeveel songs er op je speler staan. Je kan naar ‘Modi’ gaan waar je de FM Radio vindt. De FM Radio is van een uitstekende kwaliteit, je draait aan het wiel en je ziet de FM tuner zich verplaatsen op het scherm. Eenmaal je een radio frequentie gekozen hebt kan je die opslaan. Er kunnen zo 20 frequenties ingesteld worden. Als je graag het geluid zou willen aanpassen dan draai je opnieuw aan het rotary Wheel. Dit is ook zo bij het afspelen van MP3’s. Persoonlijk vind ik dit rotatie wiel niet zo handig/soepel draaien. Het is nogal stroef.

    Verder heeft de speler ook nog een stopwatch, die werkt gewoon door het gebruik van de ‘play/pauze’ toets. Bij het afspelen van gewone mp3’s gebruik je de knopjes aan de voorzijde van de speler. Ze spreken wel voor zich: vorige, volgende, play/pauze en repeat.

    Bovenaan naast de oortelefoon-ingang vind je ook de USB-ingang. De opening bij de menu toets dient om een extra SD geheugen kaartje in te brengen. Zo kan je tot 2 GB aan muziek op je speler zetten.

    Met 1 AAA-batterij kan de speler, volgens SanDisk tot 17 uur spelen. Hij ligt ook goed in de hand en weegt niet zo veel.

    Bij de Sanse e140 krijg je dit nog meegeleverd: extra oordopjes (in 3 formaten), het draagtasje + armband, USB kabel, de earphones zelf en de CD-ROM met enkele software programma’s.
    Als je de Sansa aan je arm doet met de meegeleverde armband en de carrying case kan je bv de toetsvergrendeling (links opzij) inschakelen door de schuiftoets naar beneden te switchen. Zo kan je ook luisteren naar je favoriete liedjes of radio tijdens het sporten, werken, kuisen,…
    Op de bijgeleverde CD-ROM vind je een SanDisk user Manual, met beschrijving en details over de Sansa e100 Series. Met Rhapsody (Real’s online muziek winkel) kan je gemakkelijk CD’s importeren en branden of overbrengen naar je Sansa. en Audiofeast zijn programma's om te luisteren naar de radio. Audiofeast geeft een 60 dagen gratis proefperiode.


    De SanDisk e140 is eenvoudig in gebruik, wel een beetje ‘leren’ werken met het rotary Wheel, wat toch niet zo handig is door zijn ‘schokeffect’. De kwaliteit van FM Radio is heel goed. De geluidskwaliteit van de oortelefoon is goed, maar persoonlijk prefereer ik geen in-ear oortelefoon.

    Goede punten:

     Speelt zowel MP3 als WMA
     Menugebruik is eenvoudig
     1GB opslagruimte (flash), aanvulbaar tot 2 GB
     Klein en licht
     Scherm is goed leesbaar, ook in het donker door het oplichtende blauwe LCD-scherm
     Een samenvatting v/h aantal songs, de reeds gebruikte en de nog beschikbare ruimte
     Verschillende accessoires

    Negatieve punten:

     Rotary Wheel is niet zo soepel (stroef)
     Oortelefoontjes (persoonlijk)
     Geen playlists mogelijk

    Score: 7/10
    Datum: 8 oktober 2005
    Reviewer: Sneakytje

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