Here's a product with a novel twist: a portable DVD player with a built-in iPod dock. It's the latest brainchild of Philips and is part of a range of six new portable movie machines.
Three widescreen DVD players and two players with the integrated docking stations will be released later this month. A portable DVD player with a built-in digital tuner is due out later this year to complete the range.
The eye-catching products are the DCP750 and the DCP850. As well as boasting 7.5in and 8.5in screens for watching DVDs, they also have iPod docks embedded flat into their chassis.
Th docking stations allow you to watch content straight from your 'Pod, while still giving you access to the iPod's controls. The iPod-friendly models will retail at £149 and £199 respectively.
The three portable DVD players are the 7in PET730, the 8.5in PET830 and the 10.2in PET1030. All three machines come with an in-car mounting kit and feature two headphone inputs, a USB input, composite video connections and a digital coaxial output for surround sound.
Disc compatibility looks fairly extensive, supporting DVD+/-R/RW, DivX, MPEG-4, MP3 CD and CD-RW discs, while the players will offer 3 hours of battery life on average. The players will retail at £129, £189 and £249 respectively.
Interested? Then we suggest you look out for the review of the PET830 in the August issue of the magazine, out 28th June...