Something tells me you’ve heard of touchscreen tablets and e-readers… Well, now’s there the V-book (V, as in, video), which allows you to look at photos and watch videos in a book or pamphlet with printed pages.
The standard model has two double-sided pages, sort of like an advertising brochure, with a 7-inch LCD display on one of the inside pages. The V-book A4 and A5 supports JPEG images; MP4, 3GP, WMV and AVI videos; and MP3 and WMA audio files. The screen can handle resolutions up to 800 x 480.
The concept is simple: open the book and the video starts, close the book and video stops. If you don’t want to use the video part, you can just turn it off. On some of the models the movie starts when you press a button, and it can loop multiple videos. The V-book can hold up to four videos, each with its own start button, with a memory of 4 GB.
Our video brochure is declined in 3 categories : the V-book (available in A4 and A5 size), the V-card (9.4 x 6.4 cm) and the V-pocket (10.4 x 6.4 cm) with a 2.4 inch screen. Content is loaded onto the V-book via a USB port, at which point they’re stored on internal memory ranging from 128 MB to 4 GB.
The V-book is fed by a battery that lasts up to two hours and is rechargeable via USB. If the V-book is left unused or unopened for five minutes, it turns off automatically.
Customisable for Businesses
The V-book is not intended to compete with touchscreen tablets. The target market is advertisers, freelancers, artists, retailers that want to promote their brand and products, and up-market PR agencies. The idea is that professionals can use the device as a way to advertise or promote their business, products or activities using videos and looping still images in a simple and cost-effective device that resembles a brochure or pamphlet.
Since businesses are the target audience, everything is customisable: the logos, page colours, buttons, barcode readers, and screen size.
The V-book is made in China by HK Market.