I just attended Scott Knaster's iPod Parlor Tricks
session at the Mac OS X Dev Con where he was able to obtain an iPod Photo
on loan from Apple just to show. At the end of the session he plugged in the device to the project and stepped through a slideshow of photos with the device. Nice. We knew that though.
Recounting the demo to Derrick Story with Scott, it occurred to me that a photo slideshow is not much different from a presentation. That functionality could be used to make the iPod Photo a (ultra) portable presentation device. No need to lug around a laptop – just plug in your iPod and go. (OK its a bit pricey for that function, but perhaps you can convince your boss to sign that espense form with it.)
Scott pointed out to me that Keynote can export to QuickTime. Gordon Meyer had joined in the conversation and mention QuickTime Pro can break a QuickTime movie into stills. Other ways of creating a presentation deck to be turned into images were discussed. Gordon also pointed out with a naviPod you could probably control it remotely. Sounds really promising. Alas it couldn't be verfied.
Scott was bummed (as were we) that the device turned into a pumpkin at 5PM and had to return before he could play with it some more.