updated 03:50 pm EDT, Thu April 5, 2007
iPod 'enlarger'/DVD player
Hammacher Schlemmer has begun selling an unusual media player known as the Portable Video iPod Enlarger and DVD Player. Shaped somewhat like Samsung's Q1 Ultra, the Enlarger can of course play DVD movies on-the-go, but is mainly intended as a grander stage for video iPods. Users dock a 30, 60 or 80GB model into the back, and the output is displayed on a seven-inch LCD at 480x234 resolution.
An AV jack can direct the feed into a TV, and users can also keep the player quiet by using one of two headphone jacks. Built-in menu controls allow the quick selection of both music and video. Battery life is said to be 2.5 hours, though it is not known if this factors in simultaneous charging of an iPod. Hammacher Schlemmer is selling the Enlarger for $250. [via PocketSynch]