Alienware’s foray into portable entertainment has yielded the stylish black and orange LED CE-IV line of digital audio players. The CE-IV comes in 512MB and 1GB versions. That may be a bit small for some of you, so the CE-IVs take SD/MMC compact flash cards so you can walk around with many libraries of music. They support MP3 and WMA audio formats as well as DRM technology so you can download from the top music sites. The CE-IV is one of the first digital audio players to include SRS WOW HD which allows you to tweak and improve the treble and bass. Hopefully, more audio player vendors will take this tack with more of their products, including but not limited to equalizers as well.
The CE-IVs are incredibly lightweight, measuring 3.1 x 2 x 0.7 inches and weighing just 1.3 ounces. They are packaged with special Alienware noise-reduction earbuds that filter out unwanted background noise and let you crank up the music without disrupting those around you. They will also be available with a fully integrated HUB Docking Sound System. The HUB is loaded with a bottom-firing subwoofer and variable bass control and gives you the flexibility to connect virtually any audio device.
Price: $129 (512MB), $179 (1GB)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)