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And when you just thought that the Hello Kitty invasion has ended and there is nothing new that can be made into a kawaii kitty-related product you get the Hello Kitty Action DJ Speaker. Having a Hello Kitty in a DJ booth with a pretty decent speaker below it is just what you don’t need, but can’t resist having in your themed collection of Hello Kitty related stuff. You get a single speaker, but you may pair a two of them to get stereo sound and the best part is that the kitty actually moves to the sound of the beat the speaker produces. Or actually the Hello Kitty is just moving it’s head back and forth, but that is also quite ok…
The cute Hello Kitty speaker is available in pink and black colors and that is pretty much the only difference between the two versions. Each speaker has its own 3,5mm audio input which can be used to plug in your MP3 player or mobile phone for instance or just about any audio producing device that has an output that you can plug in the speaker. The speakers have no audio amplifier built-in them, so they don’t need any additional power, however you’ll still need to put one 1,5V AA size battery in order to have the Hello Kitty move it’s head. Ok, we all know we need to grow up at last, but we just don’t want to… 😉
A single Hello Kitty speaker will cost you $24.99.
Myka is a new internet video player with built-in BitTorrent client for direct downloading of the multimedia files on the device. Video and audio files are downloaded from the internet on to Myka’s internal hard drive and after that these files can be played back directly to a television. Myka is controlled by a handy remote control or can be programmed remotely trough the web. This cool device has all the features you need in order to connect it directly to your new or old TV and yes there is even HDMI output as well as all the needed analog and digital sound output for your audio system. You get the option to use Ethernet cable connection to the internet or wireless network if you already have such in your home, eliminating the need to put any more network cables around.
BitTorrent is the leading peer-to-peer file-transfer protocol with more than 160 million installed clients. That means the more popular a large video file, the faster it can be transferred with BitTorrent. The result is quick, easy-to-use, high-quality, video downloads from major studios and other content providers without tying up you computer for hours. And you don’t need to do any work to figure out how to get the file to actually play on your TV. With a wide range of file formats supported, you don’t need to think about it at all. Just plug it in and enjoy. Myka comes with an internal hard drive with a choice of an 80-gigabyte, 160-gigabyte and a 500-gigabyte model. That translates into hours of continuous, high-definition video content. And yes, Myka supports HD video playback, although only up to 720p or 1080i.
Myka Key Features
– WiFi enabled – 802.11g
– Direct Ethernet connector for direct connection
– HDMI, Composite, S-Video and SPDIF ports for maximum flexibility
– Internal hard drive choice of 80, 160 or 500 gigabytes
– BitTorrent peer to peer software built in
– USB port for expansion
Supported Video Playback
– MPEG-2 MP@ML (ISO/IEC13818), up to 10Mb/s
– H.264/AVC MP HP up to L4.1
– VC1 AP@L3, Simple and Main Profile
– WMV 9 Simple and Main Profile
– DivX 3.11,4.11 and 5.x support
– MPEG-4 part 2 SP/ASP
– Aspect Ratio:4:3 and 16:9,auto format detection
– Out Definition:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p or 1080i
Supported Audio Playback
– Decoding Formats: MPEG (Layer1,2), MP3, AAC, WMA
– Volume Control: 32-level adjustable, mute
– Output Modes: Mono/Stereo/Dolby Digital
You can pre-order Myka in 3 different models for $299 (80GB), $349 (160GB) or $459 (500GB).
Gravel In Pocket is a handy, user-friendly multimedia device you can slip into your pocket or purse. Wherever you are – on your way to work, on vacation, in the car – the Commodore Gravel in Pocket music and movie player gives you direct WiFi access to your choice of media entertainment.
The player supports all major file formats, such as MP4, MPEG, DivX, Xvid, WMV, streaming WMV, JPEG, BMP, GIF and of course MP3, WMA, WAVE, Gravel In Pocket comes with either 1GB or 2GB internal flash memory and is equipped with a additional SD Flashcard slot. World first high quality flash video devices plays full screen, full motion (24 fps) on a 2.8″ TFT screen.
The device will be showcased at IFA – the international consumer electronics trade fair – from September 1 to September 6 in Berlin, where probably more details about the device would be made public…