Video Now Jr

Junior version of the popular Playskool portable video disc player has big buttons for ease of use by preschoolers

Video Now JrA portable full-color personal video player. Entertains and educates kids while on the go, anytime, anywhere. Video Now Jr. has big chunky buttons and is tough enough to withstand the bumps of daily preschool use. Junior, a friendly on-screen character, instructs kids on how to use their player.

Personal video players have come a long way since their inception. The journey began with the introduction of the Sony Walkman in 1979, which revolutionized portable audio playback. However, it wasn't until the late 1980s that personal video players started to emerge.

In 1988, Sony introduced the Watchman, a handheld television that allowed users to watch broadcast television on a small, built-in screen. This marked the early days of portable video entertainment.

Fast forward to the early 2000s, and we witnessed the rise of DVD players designed for personal use. Devices like the Panasonic DVD-L10 and the Archos Jukebox Multimedia paved the way for on-the-go video playback. These early models had limited screen sizes and battery life but hinted at the potential for portable video consumption.

With the advent of smartphones in the late 2000s, personal video players evolved drastically. Devices like the iPod Touch and later smartphones with larger screens allowed users to carry their entire video libraries in their pockets. Streaming services like Netflix and YouTube further transformed the landscape, enabling users to access a vast array of content on the go.

Today, personal video players have merged with smartphones and tablets, offering high-resolution screens, extended battery life, and access to a multitude of streaming platforms. The evolution continues with advancements in display technology, virtual reality, and augmented reality, promising even more immersive and portable video experiences in the future.