>> Thursday, February 22, 2007
One of the reasons CD-i was more interesting than any other console: CD-i was also available in a portable version! I don't think the portable versions were widely available for everyone, but the Philips internal shop had several 350 for sale in the ninetees, all pretty expensive. Now look at these babies, I don't think they were for sale in the Netherlands. CD-i Players from other brands than Philips are rare by itself, and portable players are even more rare. Currently I love the capabilities of the PSP and Nintendo DS; and while they are totally different than the portable CD-i, the CD-i handhelds were far more advanced and interesting than the old Game Boy or the Sega Game Gear from that time.
Recently Gamgator (holder of the CD-i Showcase on Ebay) sold his portable units which were very unique items. Look at these pictures and I'm sure you will agree with me CD-i sure did have the most beautiful designs of them all ;)
I would like to ask you all if you have a non-philips branded CD-i player, I would love to post a gallery with pictures of these. I've never seen high-res pictures of quite a lot of CD-i players, so maybe one of you can help me with it, thanks in advance ;)