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B&O BeoSound 8 - the design, tech and strategy behind a £895 iPad dock and beyond

Clare Newsome Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 4:08pm

 As we reported from this morning's launch, Bang & Olufsen has unveiled its first docking system - the BeoSound 8, which will dock any recent Apple portable (including iPhones and even the iPad) plus take a USB or line-in feed from just ...

Music on the go, music at home

Richard Melville Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 8:29am

Just as Apple reveals a new range of iPods geared towards people on the move, French company Micromega has consulted with Apple and designed something for people who want to use iTunes as part of their hi-fi. So while half of the What Hi-Fi? ...

Pioneer's new iPod system in pictures

Clare Newsome Mon, 7 Sep 2009, 12:54pm

We've got our hands on some pictures of Pioneer's forthcoming XW-NAS5 family of iPod systems - more details in this news story - which are due in November.The basic and premium models are styled identically, though the basic model just comes in ...

Do they SoundMAGIC? Yes, and they leave Apple's earbuds for dead

Andrew Everard Thu, 30 Jul 2009, 7:35pm

Blame it on the NaimUniti.After being a 'music in my pocket' luddite since getting a driving licence decades ago more or less coincided with my last Sony Walkman going 'phutt', I finally gave in. I bought an iPod purely for the purposes of ...

Spending too much time on the computer? Go for a little drive

Andrew Everard Thu, 30 Jul 2009, 10:51am

Just once in a while, I find myself forgetting to write a review simply because I'm using the product so much it gets overlooked.And that's certainly the case with the compact Toshiba HDDR500E03E hard drive I've been using for the past few ...

Not sharing, but streaming

Andrew Everard Tue, 14 Jul 2009, 2:12pm

Not so long ago, I wrote a blog piece – you can read it here –  concerning some research from the States suggesting that downloads and file-sharing were slowing down, at least among the teenage music market.OK, so posting it on April 1 may ...

Glastonbury Festival: sweat and crop circles

Richard Melville Tue, 30 Jun 2009, 5:22pm

You’ve already enjoyed BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury Festival and smirked at the lower rungs of radio presenters suddenly thrust on TV to communicate with members of the public caked in cow pats. If not, you can catch highlights via iPlayer and ...

Walkman is 30 this month!

Richard Melville Mon, 29 Jun 2009, 3:23pm

Personal audio became an expensive but realistic phenemenon on 22nd June, 1979, thanks to the Sony Walkman TPS-L2. Originally borne out of company founder Akio Morita’s desire to listen to classical music while flying, the Walkman was created by ...

Hands-on with the iPhone 3G S at Apple HQ

Richard Melville Fri, 19 Jun 2009, 3:00pm

Today is launch day for the new iPhone 3G S. You can read all about it here, but we thought we'd visit the Apple store in London and check things out before heading to have a quick chat with Apple themselves.Arriving at the Regent Street Apple ...

The best iPhone Apps for home cinema and hi-fi fans

Joe Cox Wed, 17 Jun 2009, 4:02pm

At some point this evening, the free iPhone software update  – iPhone 3.0 – will be available to download from Apple. The update includes more than 100 new features that will affect all iPhones, including the brand-new iPhone 3G S.Owners of ...