Digital Foci announced yesterday shipment of its 40GB and 80GB Picture Porter Elite digital photo album. This handheld device stores photos on a built-in harddrive and displays them on a 3.6-inch LCD screen. It also acts as a digital backup for photos taken on a digital camera. Simply take the full memory card out of the camera, place it in the Porter and download the pictures to make room for more shooting.
The Porter connects to peripheral devices, including televisions, computers and printers, allowing for PC-free printing of photos (granted that you have a PictBridge compliant printer). The Porter also plays music (MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV) and video (MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9, MJPEG). Its recording capabilities extend to voice (through a built-in microphone) and video (straight from a television or DVR). It is both Mac and Windows compliant. And just in case you need one more bell and/or whistle, it houses an FM radio tuner with 18 presets.
MSRP starts at $449 for the 40GB model and goes up to $549 for the 80GB model.
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