updated 04:25 pm EST, Tue January 24, 2006
Neuros 5G iPod companion
Neuros Technology International this month showcased its MPEG-4 Recorder 2, which is designed to provide content for portable video devices--such as Apple's fifth-generation video iPod. Video from TVs and DVD players can be recorded directly onto a Memory Stick or Compact Flash memory card, and played back on an iPod or Sony PSP without the need for conversion. The Neuros Recorder 2 features a simple RCA cable setup that works without a computer and operates like a VCR, as well as three resolution settings--VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240), and WQVGA (368 x 208). High quality stereo sound is achieved with support for the Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) format, while upgradeable firmware provides for expanded functionality in the future. The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is available for $150, and includes The Core Pocket Media Player, an open-source media player for Palm OS-based devices.