Portable Media Center Devices Arrive Today

By on September 2, 2004

samsungpmc.jpgMicrosoft’s Portable Media Center is set to release today. Digital Media Thoughts reports that two units, the Samsung Yepp (pictured here) and the Creative Labs Zen are already listed at Amazon.

These are neat little doo-dads, but it seems like a device for a pretty small niche. You’d need to have a long commute to get any mileage out of one of these things. If you’re an air traveler, you probably already own a laptop that can do most of this stuff for you. Call me a curmudgeon, but unless the price falls significantly, I don’t really see these taking off.