Korea’s Jaty Electronics has released their JTNV-DR7200 GPS with a Sirf3 antenna and is powered by 533MHZ CPU. In addition to being useful in a car or golf cart, it also has a mobile phone charger, an MP3 player, video playback, picture display, and is e-book capable. Available for KRW 296,000 (~$292.00,) if you use it on the 19th hole at your golf course, you can take advantage of its clever drunkometer function to see if you should be driving home.
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If you are the type that likes to study while listening to music, iriver has come out with a very kewl portable media player that doubles as an e-book reader with PDF, Excel, and Word support. The P10 has a 4.3-inch LCD with 800 x 480 resolution, 33GB internal memory, and can play WMVs and Mpeg video. The device also has several dictionaries that include Chinese, Japanese, and English. The P10 will be coming out in Korea with a basic model for €200 (~$320.00) and a Pro version with DMB for €250 (~$387.00.)
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The Multifunction GPS Bluetooth Rearview Mirror System can do almost everything except play the violin. With a reverse sensor system, the 3.35-inch TFT touchscreen is also an MP3 and MP4 player with built-in speaker, an E-book for when you are stuck in traffic, support for PDFs, and GPS with voice prompts and auto-reroute. With an SD/MMC card slot, it has 5 included games, a stylus pen, and runs on DC 9V-13V. Did we mention it also has hands-free Bluetooth capability and Caller ID? At a reported price of £145.00 (~$282.00,) you will never have to leave your garage to have fun.
If you still haven’t invested in a Kindle, ECTACO has just released its jetBook. The device has a clear image on a larger screen and features bookmarks and auto-page turning. The display rotates for portrait or landscape mode and you can adjust the book’s font. Running on an internal Li-ion polymer battery, the e-book will support an SD card and has a built-in MP3 player for tunes or audio books. With support for most major languages, the jetBook comes with an MSRP of $349.95.
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What Cafe Press does for t-shirts and gift items, Blurb can do for aspiring writers. Download the Booksmart software for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later. Create your own cookbook, business project, wedding album, travelogue, or other idea with images, words, or a combination of the two. There are hundreds of templates to choose from, different book styles, and multiple fonts and colors. Softcover prices start at $12.95 and hardcover at $19.95 for up to 40 pages and $64.95 for 440 pages or more. You can give it as a gift or leave it on their site, and you will not be charged until it sells.
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