January 7, 2008
Someone poke me about what’s up in CES 08 about videophone. Why, VPAD the videophone is incredible looking as it come with nice features such as wireless network (802.11g/b), 10.2″ with touch-screen and digital picture frame. For more deep information about this VPAD, someone have found more answer about this product that you make seek.
In my thought moment about this product, I’m not interest. Why? I already have laptop – MacBook that is already beyond. (Yeah, expensive but way cool and no touch-screen) Anyway, I can simple make connect with HOVRS which only support Mac until short time ago, I discovery that Viable have their own relay service support with XMeeting, the software of video conferencing. Well, XMeeting is beta and it never work for me. Maybe it’s because of network issues I don’t fully understand how it not work.
Anyway, I’m concern about how they can afford to spend on device to deaf as free cost. It looks like between $300-$400. Most deaf are usually seek for free to get. I think there are many deaf (non-geek) may not have their own wireless and maybe not familiar to use. I’m sure the company would have find a way to make easy instruction them how to use VPAD. Hopefully, deaf can understand it.
Oh yeah, I don’t think that 802.11b (B) is good idea to do in video conferencing. So this product should stick with 802.11g (G) which is much better speed in stream while running at least 640×480. I mean, come on, 802.11n (N) are hot cake and while G are frickin cheap in market.
What’s your think about this videophone?
By the way, I am going to be piss off if I see new ultra-thin laptop (it been rumor like madness) reveal at MacWorld Expo 08 which held on next week. I wouldn’t get another new laptop for next 3 years. Well, I’m still happy with my laptop for now. 🙂