April 5, 2005: Multi-function devices are one of the by-products of convergence and we’re going to see a lot more over the coming years, not all of them based around telephone functionality. Vivitar were the first to plunge into this market late last year with the EEK and the DVR 390H, but as time passes, we expect that the “jack of all trades, master of none” multi-functionality will subside. The Miniket VP-M110 from Samsung is a multi-function device in that it is actually very good at one thing – it is a tapeless camcorder capable of recording 30 frames per second of 720 x 480 video and it comes with a 10 times optical zoom built into a package just 58.8mm x 92.7mm x 29.1mm in size. Those specs put the Miniket directly in competition with Panasonic’s D-Snap, but in a smaller form factor for a significantly reduced price.
Other Images from this Gallery