DROOLING… c.a.n.t..s.t.o.p..d.r.o.o.l.i.n.g. (*drinks pint of water*)
So, uh huh, last month we brought you news of the Creative Vision. Being a portable video player we were understandably cautious. We’ve had our hearts broken before, and as a result we’re a little gun shy. We’re ready for a big sloppy romance with red roses, candle lit dinners and much holding of hands however, because we’ve just got the complete list of specs from Creative.
Why are we showing such youthful enthusiasm? Ok, here were out previous concerns and this is what we know now: screen quality (3.7in, 640x480, 262k video playback), battery (removable Li-Ion good for 13 hours audio, 4 hours 30 minutes video), size (12.4 x 7.4 x 2cm) and weight (239g with battery).
Now throw on top of that what we already knew: 30GB storage, magnesium alloy casing, support for AVI, MPEG1/2/4, WMV, Jpeg and Xvid, compatibility with NTSC and PAL systems, FM radio, a TV Out connection and a CompactFlash slot allowing for all manner of expansions and we begin to giggle and start playing with our hair.
When Creative then informs us that the Vision will sync with Outlook, its contacts, calendar and tasks we find ourselves compelled to grab it by the scruff of the neck and pull it hastily behind the bike sheds.
There does seem to be one topic of argument though, which colour looks best? I say white (probably the vanity in me) and Lars says black (most likely the 80s throwback in him). Either way, we’ll be looking to get the Vision into the labs/smuggled home as soon as humanly possible.
Creative, give us a release date you swine… Oh no, here comes the drool again. (Tissue anyone?)
Seems like I'm loosing the white/black argument pretty convincingly. Makes me wonder how Apple ever sold a single iPod...?!?!