Real Star Trek Tricorder Media Player Goes Where No PMP Has Gone Before

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We've seen plenty of Tricorder-styled gizmos, but the PMP-09 is the best I've seen, and a functional gadget in its own-right. The flip-up PMP has a 2.8-inch display, 8GB storage, and provides 12 hours of music/4 hours of video playback.

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It has 12 different Star Trek LCARS (Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) interface themes, and the site says more will be available for download. File format support is listed as MP3, MP4, AVI JPG, BMP, and WAV.

What gave me goosebumps: Seeing that beyond the TR-590 Tricorder X-style design, there are also Medical, Borg, Marine, Workbee and Troi-styled models available. The starting price of $349 might bring you back down to earth, though. [AmeralisGrafx — Thanks Junior!]

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Ok, it looks awesome but a few minor quibbles:

This needs a jog-dial, the clicking looks really awkward.

Who on Earth would read e-books on a 2.8" screen?

The LED setup is neat, but less is more sometimes. A dimmer would do a lot for those LEDs.