Aska Japan has announced its Tripper V series of hard disk-based portable media players. Itâ€™s primarily a photo storage device with support for the RAW format to enable DSLR users to store their photos directly into the device.
The Tripper V is equipped with a 2.5-inch hard disk drive in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities. It sports a 4.3-inch LCD display from Mitsubishi with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
As a video player, the Tripper V supports MPEG-4 to allow playback of videos recorded on flash memory cards. Itâ€™s also a digital audio player (DAP) that supports the MP3 and AAC formats.
There are built-in slots for reading CompactFlash and SD/SDHC cards, but with an adapter, Memory Stick Duo, MMC, and XD cards may also be accommodated.