Apple iPod Classic sent the way of the Walkman

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Apple has cunningly used the diversionary tactics of announcing huge iPhones and a swanky wrist-based peripheral in order to kill off one of its classics. Literally. The iPod Classic. That’s right. Apple has quietly taken the iPod Classic around the back of the company’s Cupertino HQ and ‘discontinued’ it. Permanently. It’s almost as though the [...]

Pre-order Neil Young’s Pono portable audiophile player this weekend

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If you cast your mind back to September 2012 you may remember news that Neil Young’s new music player, Pono, was announced. The latest news is that you’ll soon be able to pre-order it. The Pono player will be available to pre-order from March 15th via its Kickstarter page for $400. The big, bright triangular [...]

Apple sneaks update throughout the iPod range

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Apple didn’t mention any updates to its range of iPods at yesterday’s event, but there was one small change that has been made. This might not exactly rock you to your socks but the iPod Touch, Nano, and Shuffle are now all available to order in the same “space gray” shade that is making its [...]

The last goodbye for the Apple iPod Classic

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As well as the excitement leading up to Apple’s event on Tuesday there is also a pang of sadness as, chances are, this is the year that the iPod classic bows out. Apple’s upcoming keynote event will no doubt see the launch of a new flagship iPhone 5S and a cheaper plastic iPhone 5C, as [...]

New budget iPod Touch added to Apple Store

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Apple has just quietly outed a new budget-priced iPod Touch. The new iPod Touch is a bit of a surprise to see this morning but I wouldn’t quite call it sixth generation. This latest addition to Apple’s iPod range is a more stripped down version of what’s already available. Most of the specs remain the [...]

Bang and Olufsen announce new BeoPlay H3 and H6 headphones

Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay

Top flight Hi-Fi builders, Bang & Olufsen, have this week launched two new sets of headphones to their range, in the form of the B&O Play H6 and H3. The Danish audiophiles have announced the BeoPlay H3 in-earphones and the rather lovely-looking BeoPlay H6 headphones. Bang & Olufsen Play has partnered with fellow Dane, industrial [...]