updated 04:00 pm EDT, Fri August 17, 2007
Thank MP4 Watch II
Hong Kong exporter Thanko has begun selling the MP4 Watch II, a a wristbound device that attempts to tackle the abilities of its handheld brethren. Aside from playing MP4 video files, it loads JPEG images and MP3/WAV/WMA audio, and can also tune in FM radio. Should that not be enough, it can display lyrics, record voice, and view books through a text reader. The "II" designation comes from the addition of an internal speaker. The watch's main limitations are connected to size: its screen measures 1.8 inches, and its battery life is limited to eight hours of audio and less for video. A 2GB player costs $92, while 4GB runs $118.