Audiovox Shows Digital Message Center
LAS VEGAS- Audiovox Corporation launched a number of new products at it’s CES press conference under it’s recently acquired RCA brand. Among the highlights was the Homebase digital message center. Homebase is a digital picture frame with audio and video messaging capabilities, a built-in video and still camera, a digital calendar, sticky notes and allows for writing directly on the screen with a market. The units can be mounted on a refrigerator door or sit on a countertop. They include 512 megabytes of built-in memory for storing photos, audio and video and accept media cards to expand storage. Audiovox’s Tom Malone noted that while the company had already been in the digital picture frame market, he wanted to offer something completely different from the rest of the competition. “We’re in it, but we wanted to be in it in a big way,” he said at the company press conference. “This takes digital picture frames to a whole new place in the home,” he added. Homebase will be available in two versions, one without the video camera for $149 and with the camera for $199. They’re expected to be out in time for Mother’s Day.
Also debuted at Audiovox’s CES press conference was a new RCA-branded Internet radio that includes Wi-Fi, several additions to the Small Wonder camcorder line and an expanded line of RCA Lyra portable media players.
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