Portable Media

BEBOOK eBook reader

BEBOOK eBook reader

Netherlands company Endless Ideas have released a fresh eBook, the BEBOOK. Seemingly a rebrand of the Chinese Hanlin V3, the device uses a 6-inch 600 x 800 e-paper display and is capable of reading .doc, .txt, .pdf, .jpg, .htm and .rtf files. Onboard storage is 512MB, expandable via SD card, and file transfer is courtesy of a USB 1.1 connector. The company claims to be working on Mobipocket support.

Yoto M300 WQVGA PMP reviewed

Yoto M300 WQVGA PMP reviewed

Chinese site iMP3 have been playing with Yoto's M300, and if you're unimpressed with Apple's PMP range (and willing to import or perhaps take a trip to China) then the widescreen media player could tick quite a few of your boxes.  For a start, there's its codec support list: direct support for RM, FLV, RMVB, AVI, mp3, wmv, APE, FLAC and more.  Then there's the 3-inch, 400 x 240 touchscreen display, and the microSD storage.

Samsung YP-S2 1GB Shuffle-rival

Samsung YP-S2 1GB Shuffle-rival

Samsung's latest music-only portable media player gets off to a good start by virtue of not being an iPod clone; in fact, the pebble-like YP-S2 is really more of a shiny audio nugget.  Of course, you could say that instead they've looked to Sony's DAP range for their inspiration.  Available in five colors, the YP-S2 has 1GB of non-expandable storage and saves space by virtue of a removable USB plug that clicks into the 3.5mm headphone socket when needed.

CES 2008: Emtrace Technologies credit-card sized Widget display

CES 2008: Emtrace Technologies credit-card sized Widget display

Emtrace Technologies were showing off their credit-card sized widget viewer, Photoskins, at CES Unveiled, and has won a CES Best of Innovations award for the ultra-compact real-time media display.  A mere 4.7mm thick and made from glossy black ABS plastic and aluminium with a 2.5-inch LCD TFT screen, it can display photos downloaded from a variety of online media sites such as Flickr and Picasa. 

 

Slingbox Pro HD to stream 1080i video come August

Slingbox Pro HD to stream 1080i video come August

Poor Gizmodo - they managed to get their hands on one of Slingbox's new Pro HD media shifters, but didn't get to actually plug it in and watch the high-def 1080i streamed video in action.  Still, they've got some nice photos of the familiar arch shape, and the bristling input/output panel at the rear, and were able to tell us that the black casing looks better than earlier models.

 

iStation U43 PMP is amazing

iStation U43 PMP is amazing

Why is it that the companies from far away lands that no one has ever heard of are the people releasing the PMPs that could actually give the iPod a run for its money? Why can’t Microsoft, a multi-billion dollar company come up with something that a company in Korea with an operating budget likely in the millions can come up with?

TurboLinux’s Wizpy does what most PMPs do, plus more

TurboLinux’s Wizpy does what most PMPs do, plus more

Wizpy from TurboLinux is a gizmo packed with features such as media playback (MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, DivX,) – FM radio, sound recorder, e-book reader, and photo display device. Another notable attraction of this gizmo is its computing applications that includes browser, email, and office software. The Wizpy sports 256,000-color OLED screen weight only 60g. Plugging this gizmo to a PC using USB will give user their own operating system environment. Wizpy was launch in Japan earlier this year.

[via Wizpy]

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