This media player needs to borrow a screen

Iogear's PMP may be portable, but it's meant to work with a TV.

Iogear

Just what the world needs, another media player. We're not sure what would possess Iogear--or anyone else, for that matter--to enter this already-overcrowded arena but at least this one is trying something different.

There's good news and bad news about the cleverly named "Portable Media Player": The good news is that it has a 120GB storage capacity that can hold up to 50 hours of DVD-quality video, 34,000 digital photos, 30,000 MP3 files, and 3,000 uncompressed songs, according to the company, as well as upscale up to 720p resolution. The bad news is that it has no screen--instead, this PMP is meant to work with a TV. Which means that, while it may indeed be portable, don't count on using it on your subway commute.

And for the record, there was no mention of any " germ-free " claims in the press release.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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