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Meet the new I-Dog Soft Speaker – the snuggly, squeezable pooch that loves to get down to your music. After the big success that was the first plastic version of the I-Dog speakers and the later smaller mini versions now we also have a new plush model…


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The new I-Dog soft speaker version is available in white, blue or pink so you can pick the one that best suit your taste or even have them all if you want to. The new I-Dog basically has the same functionality as the previous model meaning you can either plug your MP3 player, cell phone or any other device that outputs music or audio directly in the dog. This way your I-Dog becomes just like a portable speaker playing the music pretty loud for it’s size with very decent quality, but the dog speaker is much cuter than your average portable speaker. The other mode, which is more fun is to place the dog near an audio source and touch his nose, then using it’s built-in microphone the dog will pick up the rhythm of the music and start dancing and flashing in may different ways, but according to the music you are playing.

The new iDogs are available in white, blue or pink for $34.99.

For more information about the new I-Dog soft speakers…

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The Fiio E5 portable headphone amplifier is probably the world’s smallest headphone amplifier that is designed to improve not only the volume, but also the sound quality of almost any digital audio player such as a MP3 or MP4 Player, Mobile Phone, Laptop, or just about any other portable music device. It is an upgraded model of the Fiio E3 Headphone Amplifier which is already very popular around the world because of it’s great results and very affordable price. And the best of all is that the new E5 not only retains all the features of the E3, but also manages to improve on all the drawbacks that the previous model had. So if you want to use a higher quality headphones with your portable music device than the ones you got it with you probably have to check out the Fiio E5 and the benefits that this portable and inexpensive device can provide in order to boost the volume and improve the bass performance…

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The Fiio E5 portable headphones amplifier comes in a very small case that has a clip on it’s back so you can easily attach it to your belt for instance. Actually the form and the size of the device are quite similar to the iPod shuffle music player, but the functionality of the two devices is totally different. The E5 comes with a volume control, an integrated USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a switch which will stop or activate the Bass Boost functionality of the device, features that were lacking in the previous E3 version. But Fiio E5 is more than just an upgraded version of the E3 headphones amplifier, it has a higher power output, better Signal to Noise ratio and Lower Distortion. The E5 also uses the new TI (Textas Instruments) headphone amp solution in order to have better sound quality to make it work better with high impedance headphone.

The Fiio E5 portable headphone amplifier is designed to work with headphones with impedance raging form 16 Ohms to 300 Ohms, providing up to 150 mW with 16 Ohm headphones and going down to 12 mW with 300 Ohms headphones. The Signal to Noise Ratio is at least 95 dB and distortion of less than 0.009% (10 mW). The Fiio E5 uses TI OPA2338UA as a pre-amp and TI TPA6130A as a power amplifier which give quite good results, especially having in mind the low price and the small size of the device. The built-in 200mAh rechargeable battery should be good for about 20 hours playtime at normal volume after that you’ll just have to plug it in a free USB port for a bit…

The FiiO E5 is currently available with a price of about $20 USD.

For more about FiiO E5 Portable Headphones Amplifier…

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This a bit strange looking Japanese MP3 player may not win a design award, but that is beside the point, because it has a different idea behind it. This time the guys from Thanko turned up with a MP3 player that can be recharged with hand cranking if you don’t have a PC with a free USB or a power adapter nearby. The player has 1GB built in memory and supports playback of MP3 and WMA music files with 32 to 250 kbps bitrate and as an additional feature you get a built-in flashlight.

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In just about a minute cranking the built in hand crank you’ll get up to ten minutes of music playback from the device and by a bit more (or maybe a lot) you’ll be able to recharge the battery to maximum, but don’t expect too much, because the capacity of the rechargeable battery isn’t too high. Anyway this music player utilizes a good eco-friendly idea and if it gets a bit optimized and enhanced it will become even better, especially if it becomes cheaper…

The price of the MP3/WMA player is a bit high at $62.54.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this music player, literally…


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