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Panasonic Unveils Digital Frame/Music System Combo

11/12/2009 03:37:16 PM Eastern

Secaucus, N.J. - Panasonic
unveiled Thursday its first hybrid audio system with iPod dock and digital photo
frame.

MW-10The MW-10 (shipping in December at a $299.95 suggested retail) is
being positioned by the company as "the ultimate multimedia solution for den,
office, bedroom, dorm room or living room."

It features a built-in CD player and FM/AM radio tuner with a 45-station
(30-FM/15-AM) preset memory. The speaker is made with low-density bamboo cones for
high quality sound reproduction, and special diffusers are installed in front
of the speaker units to disperse sound over a wide listening area.

Bass frequencies are handled with a D.Bass function that enhances
lower tones in conjunction with the volume level.

The universal dock for iPod plays music and video downloads on
the frame's LCD screen.

A remote control is included to operate the multimedia features,
including the iPod, from a distance.

The frame features a 9-inch WVGA LCD screen and will accept photos
from a CD, SD card and internal memory.

An additional 4GB of internal memory stores image data for up to
6,000 photos and will also store music and video files.

A built-in slideshow feature displays images simultaneously with
music from the CD player.

Other onscreen features include a clock and iPod track menu,
calendar and photos, clock and photos, and audio and calendar.

An SD slot and USB connectivity enable transferring data from a
PC or CD-R/RW.

The MW-10 is Energy Star qualified, and its UniPhier LSI
integrates all video signal processing circuits onto a single chip, which
lowers power consumption and reduces the number of components.