iZak – a portable media device for movies and music

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Another new portable media device on the market, this time it’s iZak, a PC and Mac-friendly device that stores your music, movie and data files to view on any TV.

Available as a 40GB  or 80GB drive, iZak connects to your PC or Mac via USB 2.0. to transfer over your favourite media content (music, movies, pictures, data files), then connects to any TV for playback. iZak is claimed to be the only portable device capable of playing ripped DVDs and DivX VODs, storing your own DVDs as a virtual library, which can be played back as if you were running the original disc. The manufacturers also promise the option of playback in HDTV quality Video and Dolby Digital or DTS quality Audio.

Other formats supported include MPEG-1. MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 for video and WAV MP3 MPEG-4 WMA and AC3 for audio. Available in the UK the coming weeks, pricing still to be confirmed.

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Dave Walker