Cool device.

One of the many devices that won't be coming here any time soon. :(

Posted by matt on 12/10/03 at 8:02PM


Similar device:

Archos Video Player

However, Archos firmware for their MP3 players blow wild northern monkey goat. It is only the 3rd-party, open source Rockbox replacement that makes it usable. I'm unaware if a similar solution exists for their video models.

Posted by martin on 12/10/03 at 8:06PM


Well, the sony's only $450 vs the $750 Archos.. and I can't find any size specs or battery life specs for the Archos..

Posted by matt on 12/10/03 at 8:09PM


3.5 hrs playback (4 for sony altho smaller screen (and probably smaller overall))

Posted by matt on 12/10/03 at 8:11PM

Don't get me wrong...

I'm not recommending the Archos. Love their MP3 player for its hardware simplicity (it's just an external 2.5" HDD with a backlit screen, built-in mic, and hardware MP3 encoder/decoder). But I don't really see a use for these devices.

Although... Actually, this would be cool for watching stuff I get from animesuki or whatever... OK, here's my ideal device: a DIVX-enabled DVD player with an interface that lets you watch movies, read text files, play MP3s, etc. Best of all worlds.

(I know, I know, it's called a laptop...)

Posted by martin on 12/10/03 at 8:16PM


Divx portable player.. :)

Posted by matt on 12/11/03 at 8:24AM

Need to get one of these:

Posted by matt on 12/11/03 at 8:27AM


THAT is a cool PC. Although, note that the link is a site that SELLS them, so it's not really a proper review.

Posted by martin on 12/11/03 at 10:52AM

Well, yeah.

That site is one that imports all the cool laptops from Japan that will never be sold in the States.

Posted by matt on 12/11/03 at 2:47PM

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