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Aska Tripper V = Epson P-5000 Killer?

Aska Japan has introduced a new PSD (Photo Storage Device) ~ Aska Tripper V. Available in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB and 160GB version. 40GB and 80GB are limited edition only available direct purchase from Aska website, while 120GB and 160GB are available from big stores in Japan.

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I tried search for reviews or information online on this product, but couldn’t find any except the “news release”. There is however an interesting comparison of various PSD speed and specs at:

http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/portableHD.htm

Download speed from memory card is an impressive 10MB/s speed, versus Epson P-5000 of 7MB/s. So, theoretically it is 30% faster than the Epson P-5000. 🙂

ASKA Tripper V seems to be even faster than Epson P-5000, and have a larger screen! 800×480 pixels versus Epson 600×480 pixels. It means you will be able to see wider of your photos or video, like cinema high definition style! 😀

This product seems to be only available in Japan. One of the main reason might be due to the Japanese menu inside the PSD. I couldn’t find any information on multi-language support on this device, so I presume it only has Japanese language inside. Definitely a NO NO for oversea or worldwide market.

Tripper V supports CompactFlash, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Mini SD memory cards.

I have decided to order an unit to test/play play. Price? Similar to Epson P-5000, I will later offer it at ShaShinKi.com. 🙂

Update 14.10pm:

I just notice a photo from a Japanese review site with Tripper V having Language Selection in the menu:

iw-aska-tripperv-language-j.jpg

So, this might mean that English language is supported. Still…have to wait for mine to arrive then only I can verify/confirm.

I have also just uploaded the 40GB, 80GB 120GB and 160GB versions to ShaShinKi.com:

ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (80GB, 4.3ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (80GB, 4.3″ LCD, 10MB/s)
Date Added: Tuesday 28 August, 2007
Manufacturer: ASKAPrice: RM1,695.00
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ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (40GB, 4.3ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (40GB, 4.3″ LCD, 10MB/s)
Date Added: Tuesday 28 August, 2007
Manufacturer: ASKAPrice: RM1,450.00
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ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (160GB, 4.3ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (160GB, 4.3″ LCD, 10MB/s)
Date Added: Tuesday 28 August, 2007
Manufacturer: ASKAPrice: RM2,350.00
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ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (120GB, 4.3ASKA Tripper V Portable Storage Device (120GB, 4.3″ LCD, 10MB/s)
Date Added: Tuesday 28 August, 2007
Manufacturer: ASKAPrice: RM2,150.00
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