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Prize number 11 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the 11th prize in our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

The winner of VITO AudioPlayer from VITO Technology is Jonathan Kalmes.

VITO Technology

Jonathan correctly answered the question we posed: VITO’s AudioPlayer also plays OGG files. OGG Stands for Operation Good Guys – see this site.

Thanks to everyone that took part and for supporting our site!

There will be another prize to win later on today!

Matt

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Prize number 10 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner of the Toshiba DVD player in our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

This prize has been sponsored by our friends at MSMobileNews.

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Toshiba DVD

The lucky winner is Ian Banyard.

Ian correctly answered the question we posed: MSMobileNews was founded in October 2003.

Thanks very much to Brody and Beersoft at MSMobileNews for sponsoring this prize and to all of you that entered the competition.

There will be other prizes to win later!

Matt

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Brando Hermes Music Dock Review

A while ago Brando Workshop announced that they were to produce a music dock for HTC Hermes based devices. As soon as it became available we just had to get one to review. ‘Orange M3100 Docking Cradle’ and ‘HTC TyTN Docking Cradle’ are two of the more popular search phrases on the site at the moment.

The TyTN Music Dock is of a silver-grey colour which closely matches the TyTN. It measures a mere 176 x 70 x 42 mm and is of a decent weight which makes it feel quite sturdy when you place your device in it. The placement of the phone connector at the bottom of the unit is better than on other docking solutions which means that the device slides into place a lot easier. The soft rubber feet mean that it stays put on your desk.

Brando Music Dock

The cradle comes with the required USB cable to plug it into your PC and a mains adapter if you want to charge your device without using a PC. It also comes with a 3.5mm Stereo cable so that you can use other audio equipment with the dock. As with the standard Hermes Dock that Brando make, there is a blue LED to indicate that the unit is powered up. Fortunately the LED isn’t as bright on this unit and is a lot less distracting.

Having docked my Orange M3100 I connected the unit to my PC using the supplied USB cable and straight away ActiveSync found the device and synchronised.

Brando Music Dock Front Brando Music Dock Back

The SPV M3100 looks just as nice in the Music Dock as the TyTN, in fact I quite like the black and silver contrast. Both devices fit in the Dock perfectly.

The cradle is suitable for Dopod CHT9000, Qtek 9600, i-Mate JasJam, O2 XDA Trion, HTC TyTN, HTC Hermes, htc Z, Orange SPV M3100 and T-Mobile MDA vario II devices.

Having tried the Music Dock with my SPV M3100 I have to say that I’m impressed with the sound quality. It’s a whole lot better than the M3100 loudspeaker. You are never going to get powerful bass out of such a small set of speakers but the range is pretty good and, using the volume control on the top of the dock, it goes pretty loud!

Brando Music Dock Top

The only criticism I have of the dock is that there is no socket to attach headphones. A headphone socket would be pretty good as it would mean that you could sync and charge your device at the same time as being able to use headphones.

Overall the Music Dock works well and the sound quality, for such a small unit is pretty good. For the money, around £15 + p&p, I think it’s a bargain!

Visit Brando Workshop for more information.

We’ll be giving one of these Brando Music Dock units away as part of ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition later this week.

Matt

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12 Days of Christmas – prize number 12

12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

Today you can win another copy of the excellent Commodore 64 emulator for Pocket PC from ClickGamer.

ClickGamer

The PocketPC Commodore 64 emulator is a retrogamers dream come true – try Pocket C64 now for super-fast graphic and sound emulation – includes widescreen mode. VGA and Windows Mobile 5.0 now supported.

Prize Question: What CPU did the C64 have in it? You’ll probably want to pop and have a look on the ClickGamer website for the answer!

Please use our feedback form to submit your answer. Remember to include your full email address so that we can notify the winner. We will accept entries until the next question is posted and will choose a winner at random.

Entry by using our feedback form only. Entries will not be accepted by any other method.

Matt

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12 Days of Christmas – Prize number 11

Here’s another prize for our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

This is your chance to win the brilliant AudioPlayer software from VITO Technology which is another title from VITO Technology that was a finalist of the PocketPC and Smartphone magazine best software awards!

VITO AudioPlayer
VITO Voice2Go

VITO AudioPlayer stands out with its clear and straightforward interface. With this player you don’t have to beat your way through endless menus just to listen to your favorite music.

VITO AudioPlayer is specially designed for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones. Controlled solely by joystick and soft keys, it holds all options available within couple of clicks. All you need to do is scroll down to storage card in the browser after you have started AudioPlayer and press play. VITO AudioPlayer will start playing all music content on you storage card.

VITO AudioPlayer plays music files in several formts. There are several playback modes for comfortable listening. Just press and hold central joystick button on a file to activate one of them:

  • Play single file: plays a song once
  • Play folder: plays all songs in the current folder
  • Play with subfolders: plays songs in the current folder and all subfolders
  • Play as an audio book: starts playing from the position where you left off last time
  • VITO AudioPlayer is available for both Smartphone and PocketPC.

    Prize Question: VITO AudioPlayer supports three file formats. MP3 and WAV are two of them. What is the other supported format and what does that filetype’s acronym stand for? You’ll have to go to the VITO Technology website for part of the answer, google should help you with the other part!

    Please use our feedback form to submit your answer. Remember to include your full email address so that we can notify the winner. We will accept entries until the next question is posted and will choose a winner at random.

    Entry by using our feedback form only. Entries will not be accepted by any other method.

    Matt

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