For this week’s “Gadget of the Week” we take a look at a product of futuristic proportions. The iRiver Wave Home.
iRiver’s Wave Home makes phone calls over the Internet, browses the internet, and plays video games, and photos on a seven-inch 800×480 touchscreen display. A wi-fi video phone wedded to a 1 GB entertainment-spewing box small enough to sit on a kitchen counter or a bedside table, this thing fits in well with flying cars, trips to Mars, and anything else promised by The Jetsons.
Best of all, the Wave is built with open-source software: It’s killer app is the fact that you will be able to write it’s killer app.
If you dream of downloading music and browsing the Web from your breakfast table, all while playing face-to-face mahjohng against your girlfriend’s mother in Korea, this magic box will make it happen.
You’ll be able to get the iRiver Wave Home from iriver.com for a fairly modest price of $400 around the middle of this year (2009).
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