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Monday, January 02, 2006

iPod Nano Killer??

Samsung will be introducing their new YP-Z5 flash-based audio player at the 2006 CES convention in Las Vegas this week.The YP-Z5 will be available in both 2GB and 4GB capacities, and will feature a 1.8" LCD display, MP3 and WMA audio playback, JPEG photo viewing, DNSe Digital Natural Sound Engine 3D audio processing, and a 38-hour Li-ion battery.The YP-Z5 is expected to launch in the first half of 2006. (courtesy Samsung Press Release)

This should make for one heck of an ipod Nano killer, by offering large capacity, plus video with longer life and more flexibilty of playback.

Not just another iPod accessory....a Big Screen!

eMagin, manufacturer of video display products for military and industrial use, has just introduced the EyeBud wearable video display for video iPods.

The EyeBud, which displays a video image in front of one eye, can the user feelas if he/she is watching video on a 105-inch display from 12 feet away, according to the company. “Suddenly you’ve got this big-screen, movie-screen, home-theater experience, wherever you are,” said Gary Jones, eMagin’s president and CEO. The EyeBud uses a separate control module, about the size of an iPod, which includes a rechargeable battery pack.
The EyeBud is scheduled to be available later this year for arround $600. It will be on display at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and
eindustryinsider will be there to report!