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You can take it with you
Though it appears to be an evening bag, it's really a portable DVD player. For those who have it all and want to take it with them, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea (www.samsung.com), developed Padis (Portable all-disc integrated system). A 2002 Industrial Design Excellence (IDE) Silver award winner, it features a 10-in. high-resolution LCD, and loads discs of all formats, including DVD, DVD-audio, CD-RW, DVD-RW, and MP3. An internal memory stick makes it PC compatible. Nickel-ion batteries provide 5 hr of power, and are recyclable. The Padis is only 23-mm thick and sits in a corrugated magnesium case with polycarbonate/ABS molding. Price: $999.