The current thing in the Woot-off - 1370°C
Jul. 20th, 2007
01:16 pm - The current thing in the Woot-off
Is This item (link from buy.com and not Woot, since that one won't be remotely permanent).
NB: While the buy.com listing doesn't say this, Woot tells me that it's a regular electronic dictionary which provides the option to spell words phonetically and learns words as well, an mp3 player, a crossword dictionary, it has interactive word learning exercises, and 5 games.
Ok, my phone is a camera, fine, i can use it to send pictures over the phone or set wallpaper of my cat. Ok, my phone is also an mp3 player, but i can use its song capabilities to play nice ringtones and it's a device inherently meant for listening. I don't really need my phone to do any of those things and didn't choose it for that purpose, but at least the features make some sort of sense together.
But a *dictionary* that's also an mp3 player and gaming machine? I suppose i should look forward to our new all-in-one gadget overlords. Maybe next they'll make me a GPS system that's also a portable toilet and will send out birthday cards and thank you notes for me.