AV Bank Dodeka: Thanko's pretty decent looking 7-inch media player


Tokyo-based crap USB gadget vendor Thanko does roll out devices from time to time that are not that crappy. And their so-called AV Bank Dodeka [JP], a media player that boasts a 7-inch screen (iPhone: 3.5 inches), seems to be one of those. It’s a major upgrade to the AV Bank Thanko started selling just last month.

The Dodeka’s LTPS screen has a 800×480 resolution and can double as a digital picture frame. It features 8GB of internal memory but also supports microSD/SDHC cards (up to 16GB). Videos can be viewed in AVI/MPEG/FLV/MP4/MOV/PMP/DAT/VOB/RM/ or RMVB format. The player also plays MP3s and displays JPEG/GIF/ and BMP photo files.


The player also comes with speakers (5mw x 5mw) and a mic. It’s sized at 112×195×16mm and weighs 350g (including the battery, which lasts 3 hours when you watch videos with it).

You can connect the Dodeka to your TV’s HDMI port via mini HDMI and view HD video with it (up to 720p). As this is a Thanko product, you’ll also get a USB 2.0 port. The device is only compatible to Windows though.


Thanko sells it for $180 in their online store. If you’re interested in getting the Dodeka, I’d suggest contacting import/export specialist Geek Stuff 4 U.