By Andrew Liszewski
If you haven’t caught iPad fever yet, and have a couple of long haul flights to deal with in the near future, you might want to give iLuv’s i1166 portable media player a shot. And even if you do have an iPad, the i1166 still has a few features you might enjoy if all of your movies don’t come from iTunes. At its core the i1166 is a portable DVD player featuring a generous 8.9 inch widescreen TFT LCD display (NTSC resolution I believe) but open it up to insert a disc and you’ll also find an iPhone/iPod Touch dock inside that allows you to control and enjoy content from those devices on the larger display.
On the bottom edge of the i1166 you’ll also find an SD card and a USB port for attaching flash drives, allowing you even more flexibility when it comes to how you access your videos, as well as 2 x 3.5mm headphone jacks for sharing with someone sitting next to you. It also comes with a remote if you have the player propped up on a desk far enough away to not have access to the controls. I’m going to assume/hope there’s a rechargeable battery stashed in there somewhere, otherwise the $299.99 price tag is a little steep.
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