Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

I don't know about you, but I find DVD portable players like this Sony DVP-FX850, quite boring. Even with this model's 800 x 480 panoramic LCD screen, which can swivel almost as much as the Exorcist girl's head without the gross drooling. I don't care that it can decode Dolby Digital audio with its built-in 96kHz/24bit DAC or that the battery lasts for 6 hours either. And the 8.9 x 1.25 x 6.5 inches and 2.95 pounds package just leaves me completely cold.

However, I start to get a interested when they tell me that there's more than the 180-degree turn trick: it seems that it can even play movies while folded upwards (TabletDVD anyone?). And finally, when it completely grabs my attention with the MP3 and JPEG files playback directly from a USB memory or hard disk, Sony comes and tells me it will only be available in Japan. Whatever.

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Sony DVP-FX850 Portable DVD Player: It's Shiny, It Swivels, It Supports USB Media

Product page (japanese) [Sony via AV Watch]