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Hisense Touch: HiFi portable music player with E Ink display and Android software

Chinese electronics maker Hisense is one of the only companies producing smartphones with E Ink displays. But the company’s latest pocket-sized device with an E Ink screen is something different. The Hisense Touch is an Android-powered portable music player with support for 32-bit/384 kHz audio, a dedicated digital to analog converter, and a 5.84 inch […]

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Sony’s 40th-anniversary walkman is a digital music player with (expensive) analog style

Before smartphones there were iPods and other portable media players. But before all of them, there was the Sony Walkman, a portable cassette player that let you take your music with you. Sony’s continued releasing Walkman-branded products in recent years, but for the most part they’re high-end digital music players… and the new 40th-anniversary Walkman […]

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Sony’s smallest HiFi Walkman is coming in November for $300

Looking for a better portable music player than your smartphone? A handful of companies offer high-end devices for audiophiles who aren’t happy with compressed MP3 music and cheap audio hardware. Sony has a long history in the space. At one point the company’s Walkman brand was pretty much synonymous with the idea of a portable […]

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Neil Young’s PonoPlayer hits Kickstarter, ships in October

The Neil Young-backed PonoPlayer portable media player is now available for pre-order through Kickstarter. While the list price for a PonoPlayer will eventually be $399, backers of the campaign can reserve one for $300… it just won’t ship until October. Neil Young and the folks at PonoMusic are targeting audiophiles who aren’t happy with the […]