Yahoo Music

Here is why Yahoo Music is cool. Yes I work for MSN, and sure I wish MSN Music had this same feature, but I’m super excited that Yahoo Music launched their business. Why? THEY ARE BUILT ON OUR PLATFORM! Let me explain. A few months ago I wrote this post about Technology Camps. Let me…


Digital Audio Tools

Eric Virro has a great site that covers all aspects of ripping digital audio. Highly recommended reading if you are curios about lossless, transcoding, cleaning, converting etc.


Joe Wilcox on PlaysForSure, Napster, WMP10 and Zen Micro

Joe Wilcox did an awesome four part series on his experiences with PlaysForSure, Napster To Go and the new PlaysForSure devices. Awesome read and is very close to my sentiments on the matter. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 [via  Chris Lanier]


Creative Zen Micro vs iPod

For the past few months I used the Rio Carbon. While it fared well, there were a couple of things I didn’t like about the device. There was no hardware hold button, and the audio menu was not sticky and always dropped you back to the audio list, rather than your last selection. So, I…


my iRiver H320 Post

It’s funny. It’s been a few months since I wrote about the iRiver H320. If you all recall, I’ve been reviewing devices as I buy them and seeing how they stack up against the iPod. I reviewed the H320, the Rio Carbon, and this week will publish a review of the Creative Zen Micro (sorry…


Mike gives Napster the boot

Mike ditched Napster To Go for the same reasons I did. However, I ditched them a few months ago when they were still in beta and I was beta testing the Creative Portable Media Center. I found lots of problems with Napster’s implementation and as such figured they would probably not fix them any time…

Etymotic ER6 vs. Bose QuietComfort II

I’m sitting on an Alaska Airlines flight up to Seattle right now and figure it’s a good time to put my two headphones to the test. I’ve owned both the QuietComfort I and II headphones for the past few years. Recently I purchased the Etymotic ER6’s and love them but I have not had a…


Creative Zen Micro Out of Box Experience

I just received my Creative Zen Micro. I am preparing to put together a Zen Micro vs iPod review as I have done for the Rio Carbon and the iRiver H320. For those of you that don’t know, I have been evaluating various devices in the pursuit to find something as good as or better…


Technology Camps, iPod, and the End to End Experience

In life there are always at least two camps. When I was a kid it was Nike vs Reebok. For some people it’s Audi vs BMW, for others it’s iPod vs everything else. I feel that I am in many camps, but when it comes to Apple vs Microsoft, MCE vs TiVo, iPod vs Everything…


My New Etymotic Headphones

I have owned the Bose Noise QuietComfort I and II for a while now. A few weeks ago (at Macworld) I purchased the Etymotic ER 6 isolator earphones for $99. I seriously love these headphones. I did not get the white ones (ER 6i) because they were designed to compensate for deficiencies in the iPod (from what…