||Based on home wireless networking, Sony's Airboard is an
LCD screen tablet and base-station combo. The base-station hooks
straight into the Net and beams requested Web pages and downloaded
media files across the ether to the Airboard.
||(Tokyo, Japan, July
26, 2000) Sony Corporation today announced the development of a
prototype digital still camera realized through a combination of
Sony's latest miniaturization technologies. The prototype weighs a
mere 26 grams, making it the world's smallest digital camera with a
built-in LCD display. This miniaturization is made possible by Sony's
latest IC bare-chip mounting technology (67Ám electrode pitch) that
integrates a "Memory Stick Duo" recording medium, a
high-temperature poly-silicon LCD and a Lithium Ion Polymer battery
into a single compact package. (DPReview.com)
||Sony showed off the VAIO
Music Clip, an adorable digital player about the size of a thick
pen. It weighs an ounce and a half, runs on a single AA battery, and
holds 5 hours of music in ATRAC3, MP3 and WAV formats. Gosh, it's
cute. It'll be available this winter for under $300.
||Mix your own music and take it wherever
you go! Diamond Multimedia's new Rio PMP300 player is the portable, lightweight digital
music player for mixing and storing up to sixty minutes of digital-quality music and up to
twelve hours of voice quality audio from the Internet or a CD using MP3 compression. It
comes with a easy user interface, so transferring and converting files is easy. Smaller
than an audio cassette, it has no moving parts and never skips, even during the most
extreme movement. You get 12 hours of continuous play with just a single standard AA
battery or up to twice as long with a lithium battery. Add-on, removable flash memory
cards give you extra hours of music storage.
||Panasonic introduces the world's first
portable DVD player with built-in LCD monitor.The PalmTheater packs the leading-edge DVD
technology into the world's smallest unit: only 6-5/16" square and 1 21/32"
thin. The unique optical deck construction helps achieve this compact design.
The PalmTheater's 5.8 inch LCD screen has 280,000 pixels to show
crisp detail with widescreen images. The 16:9 aspect ratio can show the whole film image
with high resolution. To handle ordinary images or letterbox formats recorded at a 4:3
aspect ratio, you can select Normal, Full or Zoom display modes.
Of course, the Panasonic PalmTheater can also plug into your Home Theater System.
||The latest Discman style portable disc
player from Sony, not only plays Audio CD's - but also DVD's.
The most interesting part of this product is one of the accessories
listed for it: PLM-A55
Glasstron Personal LCD Monitor; which you wear like sunglasses and give you the
impression that you're viewing a 30" monitor.
||Olympus has a product similar to the
Sony Glasstron mentioned above called Eye-Trek
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