Istanbul-based Antrepo design industry took the classic analog radio tuner and gave it a sleek makeover with the time tuner alarm clock.
Instead of frequencies, the scale on the clock’s face has the hour marks arranged in a line.
Hot off the press this morning is the ZvBox from ZeeVee. The box is a PC-to-TV video gadget that lets you send any and all video content on your PC to any digital, cable-connected TV in your home.
By using a technique ZeeVee calls “localcasting”, the ZvBox uses your current in-house cable TV network to send the signal to all of your sets.
The I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 is the latest iPod docking stereo from Polk Audio. The system offers room-filling sound and an HD Radio receiver with a special iTunes track purchase feature.
Using a technology called “iTunes Tagging”, you can flag songs that you’ve heard on HD Radio broadcasts and queue them up for purchase via the iTunes store.
What’s the one thing that insects and televisions have in common? Antennae, of course. That’s the thought that inspired these whimsical digital television tuners from Korea.
The Doori insect TV tuner looks like a giant ladybug and clips onto your laptop or flat screen to provide your computer with digital television capabilities.
I’ve certainly seen some odd gadgets come across my desk, but these plush speakers from Korea have to be some of the weirdest I’ve ever seen.
These “BooRu-BooRu” dolls look like some sort of bizarre Teletubbies on crack.
Sony Japan today revealed a new TV tuner add-on for their PSP portable gaming system. The PSP-S310 tuner plugs into the PSP’s cartridge port and provides digital television reception on the system’s TFT screen.
Unfortunately, the tuner is only planned for markets that support 1seg digital broadcasts at this point, which means that you won’t be able to use it outside of Japan.
HD Radio is a fairly new technology that broadcasts local digital radio stations over AM or FM without the static, crackle and pop that are often found in analog AM and FM broadcasts. While the volume of available programming is more hit-and-miss than XM or Sirius satellite radio, HD Radio is totally free, with no subscription fees.
Until recently, most HD Radio tuners have either been stand-alone stereos or designed to be put into your car.
Kyocera’s new W51K takes on the mobile phone market with the philosophy that “more is better.” As a matter of fact, it’s almost like the phone is an afterthought.
The W51K crams in a plethora of multimedia functions including an MP3 player, video player, FM tuner, 2MP digital camera and even a TV tuner with an EPG program guide.
A little while back, I told you about Sony’s forthcoming round VAIO TP1 home computer. Now Sony has announced an additional wheel shaped component that lets you receive HDTV broadcasts and pipe them into a media center PC.
The Sony DT1 is a stand-alone television tuner that can tune both analog or digital broadcasts, but also integrates with media center PCs such as the round VAIO TP1 to provide HD DVR capabilities.