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Wii

March 12, 2008

Although Wii had been in the market for around a year or so, i had only been able to try it recently. It was fun. This is really a very good invention.  So far, it is the smallest of 3rd gen console. Out of Ps3, Xbox360 and Wii. I think Wii really had change the way to play game.

The technology of the controller itself is really something. Although it uses bluetooth to connect to the Wii console, but it is also equip with motion sensor with the help of sensor bar.  The controller, call Wii remote nickname Wiimote can vibrate and play music, basic midi music i mean. Gameplay had never been the same again. However, there is something that is lacking. For graphic intensive game lovers, you may have to bear with Wii. It’s graphic is far from Ps3 or Xbox360 but i think you would soon forget about it as you will be too engross in the game.

If i would to buy any of them, Wii would be the first choice. Although PS3 graphic is very tempting, the technology of blueray had just take off. It is not that well known as DVD yet. In the long run, PS3 would win over Xbox360 as HD dvd had lost the formate war to blueray. I think in the near future, we would be using blueray drive in our computers. In about 1 or 2 years. Since blueray drive for computer is already selling, but it cause more than a PS3 itself.  Besides that, blank blueray disc are nowhere to be found also.  I wonder if Xbox is going to continue to produce its HD DVD or going to change into blueray. Sony really is something.

Ps one, they are one of the first to use CD to play game. From the old cartridges to CD. That was a new revolution at that point of time. After that, PS2 with the function of DVD had been release. Then, PS3 release. Equipped with blueray dvd.  I wonder what would be used for PS4. It would be some other newer and more sophisticated technology.

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Random: Mp3 History

March 7, 2008

Well, i have been changing Mp3 player for the past 8 years. It all started with Mpio DEM.

For starters, i was still quite a stupid little kid that time. I really could not really find any good mp3 that time. I think the year is 2001. I brought this mp3. It was only 64mb. Well, that time people were still carrying their discman. When i used this, my friends thought it was a FM receiver. I think this is the longest mp3 player i had used. Used it for about 1 and a half year.

Later, i got to know of a certain company that having warehouse sales. So, i went there to take a look. In hoping to find a new mp3 player and i did.

So, i brought this mp3 player. Memory is 256MB. That is like alot during 2002 or so.  Because of it plug and play function, it was easy and good to used. I forget to mention that after 1wk i brought this, i return to the service center. Used for 1/2 before selling it away. The sound seriously is way better than my 1st mp3 player.

Then, a friend of mine brought a mp3 player. He introduce me to a new mp3 player. So when IT fair come, i grab it.

At that time, 2003, 1.5gb is like a lot. Dunn compare to Ipod. During that time, ipod was like way too expensive. Moreover, i didnt know about ipod that time. 1.5gb is a lot of space. I had used this for a long long time. Everyday go school, the 20mins bus ride, i would always have this on. Well, this follow me for 1 year until the ear jack spoil. Which, before the warranty ran out, i went to the service center again.

The lady was kind enough to replace my 1.5GB for a 4GB as they do not produce the 1.5GB ones anymore. So, i got a free upgrade.  Use a while, spoil. This time without warranty. What to do? Sell it away again. (display problem)

Why not try ipod, somebody told me. So the year 2005, i brought an ipod.

My ear were nearly spoil by this. No custom eq. Preset EQ sucks. I really cannot stand this. For friends who had know me for years, they know i am fussy when it come to sounds. I think other things too. Nevertheless, this was really a piece of art. Although the sound is not that good, but the function is good. Had a calender, clock, timer and best of all, games. Cool huh? In the end, i sold this too.

Back to creative i guess.

That time, there wasnt much FM mp3 player . Sometime later, i saw the company having a warehouse sales. I went there. Saw my old mp3 player. I thought for a moment, i like the sound, i like the size and i like the plug and play function ( serve as an external drive). So i decide to get it. After about half a year or so, the price dropped. To prevent more money loss, i decided to sell to a friend who was interested in getting a 2nd hand mp3 player.

That time i had a huge collection of music library. So i think i need a mp3 player with big space. So i got another mp3 player.

Zen touch. 20GB. It was really really cheap during the sales. So i got it. This is the one that i really regret of getting. It is a mess. The scrolling is not well design. Lastly, it is toooooo bulky. In the end, i used it as external hard disc. Since its a refublish product, no 1 year warranty was given. So you could make a smart guess of what happened.

After these, i did not brought any mp3 player anymore. I used my handphone to play music. But however, the sound is very lousy. N73 was the phone that gives me impression that Nokia phone has lousy music. Which shortly i changed to sony ericisson. The sound out put is great. However, the battery life also gone down very fast. So, i used my ITP money and brought another mp3 player.

Year 2007, Zen wave. I quite like this mp3 player. It could play music, video and the best of it. The inbuilt speaker. Cool huh? Not the design i mean, the function. Too bad, this mp3 player and i do not have fate.

Current mp3 using is Samsung Yp T10. Which the sound is way good. Provide if there is a good earphone. This mp3 player had a build in bluetooth. Which u could used for file exchange with your friend mobile phone. The main reason i brought this is because of the sound. It is really good. The YP-T10 plays music and video.

Purpose of this post: well, this is not to show off that i own before a lot of mp3 player. Its just to show how technology advance. Till this date here, even a mp3 player could have its own bluetooth.  What could be next? Its even harder to say. From 2001 which mp3 player is not that well known till 2008 the mp3 player is improving and improving.  From last time the 64mb till now over 40gb of storage space. The technology is really some that is moving. We, the consumer are trying to keep up. Years ago, for a 1.5gb, 2gb or 4gb mp3 player, the company would normally used a mini/micro hard drive. Now, company are used flash drive where there is no moving parts. This would sort of pro-long the lives of mp3 player. Who knows? Maybe next time there is a more powerful chipset. We would not know would we?