October 5, 2006 This is neat – the new Easy Recorder 2 is an MPEG-4 Memory Stick Video format recorder that records video content (via composite analog signal from a VCR, DVD or video camera) directly to Memory Stick Duo in MPEG-4 Memory Stick Video format, a widely used video format for popular portable devices and compatible with Apple Quick Time for your personal computer.

"In 2005 Hagiwara Sys-Com had released the Easy Recorder 1 and was immediately sold out in many retail stores throughout Japan. It was clear proof that portable device owners are seeking an easy to use video recorder," said U.S. Product Manager Moto Watanabe. "For the Easy Recorder 2 an eagerly anticipated USB 2.0 port was added for easier connectivity to a personal computer making the Easy Recorder 2 not just for portable device owners, but also a great gadget for anyone who wishes to enjoy watching, sharing and archiving video content."

You can view the video on your: - Portable device that uses Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo memory cards such as the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). - Transfer the video file to your portable device (using Apple iTunes) such as the Apple Video iPod. - Personal Computer (using Apple Quick Time)

Key Features

- Stand-alone Operation - No computer required to record video. - USB 2.0 connectivity - Easy data transfers to your personal computer. - Multi-Record Quality selection - Record video in; high resolution (768 Kbps/30fps), middle resolution (384Kbps/15fps) or low resolution (192 Kbps/15fps). - Compatible with standard Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo. - Supports NTSC video format only.

The Easy Recorder 2 is available online at a suggested retail price of US$139.99. The Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo are sold separately.