Onkyo Wavio MP-1000J Portable AV Hard Drive Enclosure Keeps the Kids Quiet On Long Trips

Onkyo is better known for its fancy home entertainment equipment than its portable gear, but don't let that stop you from taking a look at the Wavio MP-1000J, a portable 2.5-inch hard drive with AV outputs. Imagine how many times you wished you had a way to transport some highly illegal Xvid to your friend's house but had no way of putting it on the big screen (horrors!). You're too cool for an iPod, so bringing the actual hard drive is the next best thing.

The Wavio enclosure is able to output in 480p, 720p and 1080i. You can even hook the Wavio up to your car's AV system thanks to the 12V car adapter that's included. It goes on sale in Japan next week sans hard drive, naturally, for around $125.

This oddly named hard drive enclosure with AV outputs looks promising enough—drop the price a bit and then maybe we'll talk.

Press Release (in Japanese) [Onkyo via I4U News]