Saturday, September 17, 2005

IF(a poem noir)

To Paje

This poem was written last Valentine of 2005, yet I published this in this blog of mine just now. Why? I dunno. What am I churning this out for? Oh, I was in the hiatus of my darkest times as an industry pundit when Paje(of Microwarehouse), a rightful owner of this poem, required me to submit our CM(credit memo) Summary, in which I have failed to comply. She went stark raving mad upon hearing my delay despite her forgiving leeway(a month after tyrannical deadline). From that time on I couldn't come up to her to spur her subtlety and ask another set of subsidy. So in order to appease her and win her heart back, I made this poem for her. My unorthodox, sweeter way of bribing someone.

Beyond the Streaks of Light

iPod Nano as in "unano"

Apple's miniaturized version of iPod via sub brand "Nano"(as in unano) will have a 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27-inch size and will feature 500 song/2GB and 1,000 song/4GB capacities, a 1.5-inch color display, and, of course, a click wheel, which appears to have a drastically larger center button(a la retro apparel butones).

The headphone jack though is located at the bottom of the device intended for easy interface for display and song manuever. You will be even more astounded that the more than 62% the size of the once diminutive iPod mini; it weighs 1.5 ounces (42 grams), has a maximum of 14 hours battery life, will come in black (as well as iPod white), and includes a few new niceties such as a nighttime inverse screen mode.

In My Dreamland Rendezvous

Prayer for Passion and Purity

Sony NW-A3000 / NW-A1000 / NW-A600

Hey sleepyheads and slackers—if you’re like me who have a penchant for, um, sleeping amidst technical innovation, you might have missed Sony’s latest entrant into the portable audio market. If they reign supreme in the market share before in the hedays days of walkman, right now they are trying to make habol iPod's huge chunk in the market by coming out these. Let's wait and see if they can really give an Apple a run for their money.

But wait, now there’s even more info to check out, too. So in addition to what I know about the NW-A300 and NW-A1000 players (I prefer NWA-3000/1000 playas, thanks), I now know the screen the A3000 will be packin’ is a 2-inch OLED display, and that it’s a little larger than I’d like at 2.5 x 4.1 x 0.84-inches (65.2 x 104.2 x 21.4mm); the A1000 (that’s their 1-inch drive version) will have a 1.5-inch OLED display, and both will feature "intelligent shuffle“(whatever that is, it simply means they're trying to knock off iPod Shuffle, tingan natin).

Sony’s also given an update to the Network Walkman NW-E series; it’s returning as the NW-A600 (over in Japan, anyway) with the 2GB A608, and 1GB A607 in a slew of colors—including limited edition gold (which did just so well for Apple) and emerald. They too will feature “Intelligent shuffle,” and will be priced between ¥25,000 - 32,000 ($225 - 290 US).

Of Loved and Lost