Handspring, Inc. announced that it is adding the popular eyemodule2 digital camera to its product line. The eyemodule2 is the latest addition to Handspring’s family of Springboard modules. Available for U.S. $199, eyemodule2 provides full VGA imaging capabilities and mini-movies. Handspring is distributing and branding the eyemodule2, which is designed by IDEO. In a separate announcement, Handspring introduced two new Visor handhelds, Visor Neo and Visor Pro.
“The eyemodule2 digital camera is a compelling digital imaging solution and a great complement to our entire Springboard-enabled Visor line,” said Joe Sipher, vice president of product marketing for Handspring. “Its plug-and-play simplicity and small size make capturing and sharing digital images fun, convenient and easy. It is one of the most popular Springboard modules, and by adding it to our product line we can bring eyemodule2 to a broader base of customers.”
The eyemodule2 digital camera slides into the Springboard expansion slot on the back of Visor and lets people easily capture and view digital images in color or black and white in a variety of different formats: full VGA resolution images, Palm-sized images and mini-movie video clips. Images can be categorized, annotated and beamed to other Handspring Visors or Palm OS handhelds. After synchronizing with a PC or Macintosh computer, all images are available as JPEG images on the desktop that can be emailed to friends and family or printed. Additionally, the included eyecontact software application attaches images to address book entries.