By Andrew Liszewski
Now here’s a portable DVD player that’s a bit more useful. Instead of being restricted to just playing movies that come on a plastic disc, it also gives you access to all the movies, TV shows and music you might have on your iPod. The 8 1/2 inch widescreen LCD display is a lot easier to watch than the rather compact one the iPod features, and it makes it a lot easier for more than one person to enjoy. The iPod slides into the front of the player and is protected by a clear plastic cover, and I assume it can be then controlled using the DVD player’s included remote since the touch wheel is inaccessible.
On a 5 hour charge the battery pack is good for about 3 hours of DVD playback, or about 4 hours of iPod video playback, and it also charges the iPod while in use. Other features include an AV out port for connecting the player to an external display, dual headphone jacks and support for DVDs, VCDs, CDs and MP3 CDs. You can get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $269.95.