updated 12:50 pm EST, Wed December 20, 2006
Onkyo SD/MS video recorder
Onkyo has begun sales of the VR-1000J, a pyramid-shaped video recorder that formats for mobile devices. Resulting files are copied to SD cards and Memory Sticks, which can in turn be used with gadgets such as mobile phones, the Sony PSP, and the Nintendo DS, although the DS requires a special adapter. Users can select one of three different quality settings: Normal (176x144, 15fps), Fine (320x240, 15fps) and Super-Fine (320x240, 30fps). The MPEG-4 codec is used for images, while audio is recorded in AAC/G.726/AMR. The 1000J is currently available to Japan for 19,800 yen ($168).