[CES 2013] How many of you think that the portable media player is no longer applicable in this day and age? Certainly to own a dedicated portable media player does not make much sense these days considering how most smartphones, if not all, sport more than decent media playback capability on their own in the first place. Well, the HP Pocket Playlist does something different from being a portable media player – and even better news is, it does not need any kind of Internet connection to work even when streaming. Just what is the HP Pocket Playlist all about?

This innovative portable device basically streams unencrypted content that range from movies, music, TV shows and photos, to up to five mobile devices simultaneously. You could say that this premium entertainment device functions as a home DVR, albeit coming in a far smaller and lighter form factor compared to the average smartphone, making it a snap to tote around with you wherever you go. You can prerecord videos from more than 50 online websites, reserving them for future playback, and there is enough memory to hold 16 full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos. Expect the HP Pocket Playlist to arrive in the markets this February 15th for $129, meaning it ain’t gonna cut the mustard as a Valentine’s Day gift. .

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