[Thanks, Tony Han]
[Thanks, Tony Han]
Gizmodo's got a pic of the Zune in its natural habitat (photographed in B&W to protect the identity of the leaker). Somehow I don't think the Apple fanboys are going to be impressed by the magnetic earphones.
"They [Microsoft] have been developing technologies that have really good music discovery and community, iTunes is the 7-11 (of music stores). You don't hang out there."
Could this be the truth behind the much rumored Xboy? As there is still no concrete evidence of the xPod's existence, I took the liberty of throwing together a concept sketch of what it might look like.
Would you buy an xPod over an iPod?
Update 1: Read link now directs to the actual Reuters article.
Yes, we know you can continue to charge the 360 controller using the Play and Charge kit if it's plugged in before turning the console off (the so-called "trickle charge" method). We also know you could just buy some affordable, long-lasting Ni-MH AA rechargeables and be done with it. But you can't deny that plugging the business end of your Play and Charge cable into the iPod charger to juice it up sans system is pretty cool.
I'd give this a shot, but I'm a AA rechargeables kind of guy, not to mention my 3G iPod charger is Firewire only. There have to be a couple good uses for this besides not wanting to turn your 360 on. Anyone?
The Xbox 360 won Engadget's Pick for the coveted "Gadget of the Year" award, beating out the Reader's Choice, the ever popular Apple iPod (5G). Congratulations Xbox 360, you deserve it, even if it has been a little bumpy. The 360 also handily won both Reader's Choice and Engadget's Pick for "Game Console of the Year," naturally.
Oh, and I hate to spoil the party, but there was one device that won both Reader's Choice and Engadget's Pick for "Most Anticipated Gadget of 2006": the Sony PlayStation 3. Oh man, 2006 is going to be fun!
Eliot has posted part 2 up of his guide on how to make an iPod dock for your 360. For those of you who feel a little queasy seeing the illustrious exterior of the 360 modified he writes, "We took an approach that would let us return the box almost to stock condition if needed, but a more permanent mod could be soldering the hard drive connection on the inside of the case instead of using the external connector." Any gallant readers care to take on the challenge?