160GB of portable photo backup

Wolverine Data now sells a $550, 160GB portable photo backup device that also can play video and audio.

Wolverine Data has released a new 160GB portable multimedia player that photographers can use to offload images from memory cards while in the field.

Wolverine Data's ESP Model 5160 Wolverine Data

The $550 Wolverine ESP Model 5160 has a 3.6-inch LCD and slots to accommodate Compact Flash, SD, xD, Memory Stick Pro and other flash memory cards. And it can display JPEG images as well as those in "raw" formats taken directly from an image sensor without in-camera processing.

The 10-ounce device supports raw formats from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Kodak, Pentax, Minolta, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Contax, Leica and Sony, Wolverine said. Photographers also can view photo metadata and histograms.

The device also can play MP3, AAC and WMA digital audio and play MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9 and Xvid video. And it includes a built-in radio.

Wolverine also sells a 100GB model for $430 and an 80GB model for $380.

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