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Guitar legend Fender launches first in-ear headphone line (and yes, they rock)

May 12th at 9:00 AM

Guitar legend Fender launches first in-ear headphone line (and yes, they rock)

My name is Zach and I am a recovering musician. I began playing the guitar at a very young age and took to it immediately. It would remain my instrument of choice over the course of more than decades, in and out of bands, and ultimately as a hobby I still revisit from time to time in order to unwind.

For years I studied everything from classical to rock under well-known musicians, and Fender was always my go-to guitar brand. Sure I went through others here and there, but my first guitar was a Fender Telecaster (OK, it was actually a Telecaster copy by Fernandes since I couldn’t afford a real Telecaster) and my last guitar was a vintage Strat. I even had a Heartfield Elan III at one point, which some electric guitar fans might remember.

So naturally when Fender’s PR firm reached out to let me know that the company was about to announce its first line of in-ear monitors, I had to check them out immediately. And thankfully, Fender’s first foray into headphones does not disappoint. More →

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T-Mobile introduces its blasé holiday line-up

October 7th at 5:54 PM

T-Mobile introduces its blasé holiday line-up


Believe it or not, Christmas is but 11 weeks away which means that every single tech company on the planet is going to be lighting up our inboxes with press releases about their holiday offerings. The first company to do this for 2009 is T-Mobile. Apart from another chance to get us bloggers talking about the Behold II and the Motorola CLIQ, T-Mobile took the opportunity to introduce two new handsets and a limited edition collaboration piece. The first new handset is the Nokia 3711, a 3G clamshell affair with a 2 megapixel camera, GPS by Telenav, and stereo Bluetooth. The second is the T-Mobile Tap. Presumably made by HTC based upon its appearance, the Tap is an “affordable and attractive” full-touchscreen featurephone that, like the 3711 has 3G, a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and GPS by Telenav. New in another sense of the word is the myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition. With only 10,000 to be offered sometime this winter, the Fender myTouch 3G sports a “guitar-inspired wood-grain finish”, 16GB microSD card filled with a bunch of music and videos not a soul alive won’t delete, and *gasp* a 3.5mm headphone jack. What do we think, people?