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Epson Introduces New Portable Media Storage Banks

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If you take a ton of photos when you travel, and want a great place to store and organize all of your digital photographs while on the road, a a media storage bank might be worth the investment. The Epson P-3000 and P-5000 storage banks feature 40GB and 80GB of hard drive storage, respectively.

Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Bank

Both have 4-inch 640×480 TFT displays and can import photos from your CF, SD or SDHC memory cards. In addition to their large storage capacity, each can serve as a personal media player, with support for MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, H.264, WMV, and Motion Jpeg video playback as well as MP3, WMA and AAC audio formats. Data can be imported or exported to your PC or MAC through the device’s USB 2.0 port.

The P-3000 is rumored to retail for $499 and the P-5000 for $699. With price pressure from Apple’s latest iPod 30 and 80GB models as well as Creative’s way-cool Zen Vision W, I’m hoping Epson rethinks their pricing.

[via Akihabara News]