Videopage Generation III Goes Solar
Posted by Kaycee on December 02, 2013
EAT Productions, a consumer electronics company based in Alta Loma, California, is rolling out production of the third generation Videopage, its flagship product. The Videopage is a video player for a book. As a wonderful addition to photo albums, scrapbooks, and photo books, it plays back video clips at the turn of a page.
The main feature of Generation III is the light sensor on the front panel. Incident light is required to start playback of the first video in the unit. This eliminates the handling of a high-power magnet included with the Generation II units. Other notable enhancements include an improved file naming convention, finer scrubber control, wider volume range, and a file-repeat-once playback mode to conserve battery charge. Generation III comes in two designs. The 4.3 design has a 4.3 inch touch screen (about as large as the iPhone 4S) and has physical dimensions of 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 0.25 inch. The 7.0 unit has a 7.0 inch touch screen (like the mini iPad) and has dimensions of 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches by 0.25 inch. The square configuration provides flexibility for installation in portrait, landscape, and square books. This is a departure from the custom variety of unit sizes that came with Generations I and II.
Partnered with a factory in Guangdong, China, EAT Productions is able to mass-produce the Videopage and supply units to match demand. Each Videopage undergoes a 12-point inspection and testing before final packaging and shipment. The most popular application of Videopages is in picture books, but the company sees a growing application trend in interactive exhibits, such as in school and corporate fairs.