Epson announces something other than printers (and they're really cool)

Oh, Epson, it’s been a long time since I’ve paid any attention to you since I no longer own a printer anymore. But you certainly surprised me today with the announcement of the P-6000 and P-7000 multimedia photo viewer. A four-inch VGA LCD with a four-color filter system gives you the best damn viewable image possible with over 16.7 million colors and runs the Adobe RGB color gamut at 94 percent.

The P-6000 has an 80GB hard drive while the P-7000 doubles up with 160GB of storage for your RAW and JPEG images. Epson claims that these image viewing contraptions are 35 percent faster than previous models.

Both viewers have the ability to playback video and audio files. They have built-in CF (UDMA compatibility) and SD (it’s unclear if they support SDHC, but I’m sure they do) slots while other formats will need a third party adapter. The rechargeable battery is said to last up to three hours.

Look for Epson P-6000 and P-7000 in September for $600 and $800, respectively.