Look Ma! No Wires!

Our friends over at EngadgetHD spotted another mildly interesting product at the CEATEC show in Japan. Hitachi is showing wireless HD camcorder transfer. Obviously a prototype, the camcorder reliably streamed high-definition content to a nearby TV, using DLNA.

As you know, there has been a steady push into wireless HD applications. It's definitely the technology du jour. In some cases, I guess it makes sense. In others, I'm not so sure.

How often you will use the feature has to be weighed against the cost it adds to the product. In this case, a wireless camcorder seems perilously close to the margin.

Perhaps Hitachi is only testing the waters; there was no indication of price or availability, or even a hint that it's heading to market. -Ken C. Pohlmann