NEC introduces perfume bottle gadget
Have you ever heard of female toys? Well you dont have to look too far any more because NEC's latest music and movie player takes the cake. Preferring not to spray the device metallic pink, the technique favoured for other female-friendly toys, the company has instead styled the 30GB hard drive-based VoToL PK-MV300 after a perfume bottle.
Talk about gadgets being trendy this is it. Its the ultimate integration, its when fashion meets gadgets, its a whole new experience
The VoToL sports a 2.7in, 320 x 240, 65,536-colour display on side and the player's name on the other. What might be taken for the bottle's cap is the main control, ready to activate selected MPEG 2, MPEG 4 and WMV 9 videos, and MP3, AAC, Ogg, WAV and WMA DRM audio tracks. NEC has built in an SD card slot to allow images taken on digital cameras to be copied across the VoToL's hard drive - the player will show JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP images, and can text files too.
NEC said the new device sports an aqueous user interface - a "liquid GUI" that represents the player's volume , battery charge and other settings with a water-level visual accompanied by watery gurgling and plopping sounds.Also, NEC claims that the188g player has 4 hours video play back. This gadget is definitely the bomb and its pitched right at the young folk.NEC says the product will ship into Japan in March for¥39,900 (£194/$339).