Aiwa America recently introduced its first portable MP3 player. The MM-VX200 is Windows-compatible and has 32 MB of internal memory, as well as a 32MB memory card. It also comes with RealJukebox software for turning music into MP3 files. The player can connect to a PC by way of a USB interface. It also comes with a built-in microphone, which allows the user to voice record up to two hours. These recordings can be stored in up to 99 files. The player includes a remote control that hooks up through the headphone jack. This control features volume, playback, forward and reverse and file skip control. The player features Aiwa's multi-sound processor, which allows the user to choose from among four different tone settings: classic, rock, pop and jazz. It has an LCD display that shows the song name, artist name, album title and battery life. The player uses only one AA battery that has a play time of approximately 15 hours. It also includes a DC jack for the option of using an adapter. Its suggested retail price is $299.
Panasonic Brings Computer Communication Home
Computer communication isn't just for the office anymore. Panasonic is introducing its new KX-HGW200 broadband networking gateway. This new model is designed to create a network in a small office or home that will offer high-speed Internet access and firewall protection. Peripherals, printers and scanners can all be shared by any computer on the network. This model can network up to 32 computers using Ethernet cables, existing telephone lines or wireless communication. The minimum suggested retail price for the KX-HGW200 is $299.95.