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Nikon to sell headphones with small screens attached for video watching

10, 17. 2008
The head phone that makes possible to enjoy videos and music simultaneously easily at anyplace
The head phone that makes possible to enjoy videos and music simultaneously easily at anyplace

   Nikon Corp. announced on Oct. 7, 2008 that it will start selling on its official website the "UP" series of headphones with small display screens attached to allow the users to enjoy audio and visual simultaneously. Orders will be accepted from October 15, and deliveries will be made starting in the middle of December.

   The headphones are about the same size as ordinary around-ear-type headphones and they are attached with small-size display panels with VGA (640px x 480px) resolution. Watching videos on these panels gives the same impression as watching videos on a 17-inchi display panels placed one meter away. They are capable of playing videos by the Windows Media Player format.

   Besides playing music and videos, they also have the device for accessing the internet. They work on two AA size batteries. The batteries would last up to 120 minutes of continuous video playing. They allow the users to enjoy both videos and music anywhere at anytime easily leaving their both hands free.

   The price is 59,800 yen for the "UP300" model that is fitted with 4GB memory capacity. It is 69,800 yen for the higher-ranked "UP300x" that has the memory capacity of 8GB and inbuilt AV down loading terminals. They also have the motion sensors that will enable to control the sound volume by shaking of the user's head up and down.

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