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iBasso DX100 Android audio player announced

ibassodx100 iBasso DX100 Android audio player announced

There have been more than a handful of so-called “high end” audio players released by Chinese manufacturers, and they all have a few things in common: horrible user interface and usability, pathetic internal storage size, no support for audio features like gapless playback, Replaygain, playlists, and so on. Not to mention, the claim that those devices sound any “better” than the next quality brand player has yet to be proven.

Leaving the subjective sound quality debate out of the picture, iBasso, well known manufacturer of portable headphone amps, seems to show other “audiophile” brands how it could be done better when it comes to designing a portable player. While still sporting an immense brick form factor like its Hifiman, Colorfly, and HiSound peers, iBasso realized that user interfaces cobbled together by some hacker kids in their spare time are worthless – so they did the smart thing and put Android on their DX100. This should hopefully enable the usage of Rockbox, Poweramp, Player Pro, or other quality software for audio playback. It is not known at the moment if the DX100 will sport Wi-Fi or other connectivity.

Internal storage apparently goes up to a whopping 64GB, and a MicroSD slot is available as well. Here’s where the question about the price of the DX100 should come up. Good question, I know as much as you do – just that it probably will be a bit more than what a Sansa Clip goes for. Continue reading…

NetStreams DoorLinX DX100 MP3 Doorbell

netstream doorlinx NetStreams DoorLinX DX100 MP3 Doorbell

First it was the DAP. Then it was the cell phone. Now MP3s are venturing into the home market with the new DoorLinX DX100 doorbell by IP-based entertainment company NetStreams. The newfangled device features an intergrated microphone for voice recordings, 4-watt speaker, and brushed-finish doorbell unit (faceplate and button) and can be loaded up with any MP3 file up to 500KB in size.

The selected MP3 will play when visitors check to see if you’re home, and if you’ve enabled the Do-Not-Disturb mode to mute the doorbell in certain (or all) areas of your house, the Avon Lady will be none the wiser.

“Ring My Bell” will likely see a spike in its sales when the DoorLinX DX100 appears on NetStreams’ website. It was supposed to have been available since mid-October, but there’s still no sign of it anywhere.

[HiddenWires via Gizmodo]