Playing Video on the go is the new frontier after everybody now has an MP3 Player. We put together the Top 10 gadgets for playing Digital Video on the road.
From MP4 players to 17" wide-screen Notebooks, there are many ways to watch movies when-ever and where-ever. This year the new thing are definitly the Hard drive based MP4 Players from RCA and Archos. Portable DVD players have been around for a while, they just got better.
If you think we missed a Personal Video Player that has to be on the I4U Top 10 list, please email us.
The Top 10 Personal Video Player 2003
Lyra Audio/Video 20 GB JukeboxThe RCA Lyra RD2780 is our Top
Personal Video Player for 2003!
It is more stylish than the Archos AV320 and also less expensive. Based on the orders through I4U so far it is also far ahead of the Archos AV320.
The palm-sized 13 ounce 20GB RD2780 RCA LYRA Audio/Video Jukebox (MSRP: $449) contains a built-in MPEG-4 encoder and decoder, enabling users to watch up to 80 hours of pre-recorded television shows, feature films, or home videos directly on the 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD screen.
Dimensions (WxHxD) Inches: 5.37x3.13x.95
Starts shipping October 30th 2003.
see it in big!
AV320 Multimedia Jukebox with Digital Video Recorder Module 500542
The Archos av320 is
also Video Recorder, that makes it pretty powerful. It is bulkier, but if
you want the direct record feature than this is the machine for you.
The av320 record video off of your television, VCR or camcorder directly
into MP4. It also can record MP3 directly from audio sources. It features
a high-resolution 3.8-inch screen.
I4U News Stories:
Personal Video Player
This is our wildcard pick for the top PVP 2003. It is not out yet, but the company announced it will be available for the holiday season. This PVP will cost below $100! We reported several times about this interesting gadget from Silicon Valley's Handheld Entertainment. The hand-held ZVUE! can play videos, music videos and MP3s and features an ultra-bright, 2.5-inch full-color screen that plays full-motion video and displays digital images. About the size of a deck of playing cards.
I4U News Stories:
ZVUE! Video Interview: Exclusive World Premier
ZVUE Update: Will Hit Retail Stores in October
Exclusive ZVUE! Gadget Girl Photos
Exclusive ZVUE! First Look
Handheld Video Player For under $100!! Announced
SV-AV30 e-wear Digital Camcorder
This is not only a personal video player it
is also a digital camcorder. This
Find other small Panasonic Digital Camcorder models.
128 MB Personal Multimedia MP4 Player
Flipster!™ Personal Multimedia is the
World's first dedicated portable multimedia player equipped with
Microsoft® Windows Media Player™. Its the smallest Personal Video
Player in our top 10 selection.
I4U News Stories:
DVD-LX9 Portable DVD Player
If digitizing movies is just not your
thing, there are large range of portable DVD players out there. The
Panasonic DVD-LX9 is one of the high-end ones.
|Samsung 10-Inch Portable
The world's thinnest DVD player features
the widest TFT active matrix LCD screen.
SharperImage also offers another fairly tricked out Portable DVD player, the Personal Entertainment Center
|Casio SY-4000 4" Handheld
This new Casio TV makes it in our list as a valid alternative to watching digital video. Watch TV on the road why not. Works as long you have reception. I don't think it works on the plane though. The Casio SY-400 is waterproof and features a 4" color screen with anti-glare active matrix technology (TFT) and 122,980-pixels screen.
|Apple PowerBook Notebook
This is the high-end solution for watching
movies on the road. A 17" wide-screen Notebook. If you are on
business chances are you anyway need a Notebook. The Apple 17"
Powerbook is the way to go!
|Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook Computer
In case you are locked in Windows, consider the new Dell 8600 series as
worthy alternative to the Apple Powerbook. The 15.4" wide-screen
actually features a higher resolution than the Apple - 1920 x 1200 pixel.