How would you like a single device that combines a still camera, camcorder, mp3 player, FM radio, voice recorder, e-book viewer, webcam and a DVR? Oh yeah… and what if it was small enough to fit in the palm of your hand?
The Brica ViewArt 1000 is the Swiss Army knife of mobile technology, combining all of the aforementioned features in a single pocket-sized device. In addition to the usual media playback capabilities, it’s got an on-board video encoder which can take an input from a DVD player, satellite or cable box, and record 320 x 240 clips for viewing on the internal 2.5″ LCD screen.
The Brica player can play a wide variety media files including MP3, WMA, WMV, AVI, Quicktime, MPG, RealMedia and AAC formats. The digital still camera claims a 4-megapixel resolution, but is actually just 2 Megapixels, interpolated up. While the Brica is truly a “jack of all trades, master of none,” it’s worth a look if you’d like a single gadget that combines tons of functionality.
Gadget importer Calibryze sells the Brica player for $265, including 512MB of on-board memory and a 2GB SD card for extra storage.