Super skinny RoverTv features built-in timer, vivid picture, and unlimited external memory for people who like their entertainment to go
Doghouse Electronics has unveiled the first-of-a-kind RoverTv, a super smart, super skinny portable media recorder and player that records directly from TV without a computer.
“RoverTv establishes a new category of handheld TV recorders and players,” said RoverTv designer Jim Howard. “We built RoverTv hard-drive-free to streamline it and make it durable. Hard drives are chunky and fragile – they were never made to withstand the day to day handling that’s a normal part of enjoying a portable media device,” said Howard, noting that RoverTv’s Flash drive and SD technology provide unlimited external memory. Built-in software allows easy transfer of video/music content to and from a Mac or PC.
Howard says RoverTv satisfies rising consumer demand for more ways to enjoy the media they purchase. “With cable, satellite, downloading and broadcast, people have instant access to record media. RoverTv adds value, opening endless options for recording, transferring and viewing the media they’ve invested in.” RoverTv charges no recording fees and no monthly fees.
Available in the 3.5-inch “Big Screen” ($299.00) and the 4-inch “wide-screen” ($349.00), RoverTv also offers another industry first-it’s the first of its size portable media recorder and player that fills the surface of the device with screen rather than controls. RoverTv’s unique design places the controls on the outer edge, maximizing display size. RoverTv allows consumers to record directly from TV, DVD, CD, FM or computer and accommodates MP3, MP4, WAV files and more. RoverTv supports TiVo To Go for viewing content recorded to TiVo and can download content from iTunes, BurnLounge and other electronic media providers. RoverTv is equipped to store JPEG/BMP/GIF photos, videos and presentations.
RoverTv features a Samsung TFT screen, crisp video resolution (320×240 for the Big Screen, 480 x 272 for the Wide Screen), USB port, AV input/output and FM radio receiver. RoverTv is powered by a rechargeable, built-in lithium ion battery that lasts a minimum of 12 hours for uninterrupted audio or 6 hours of video. Video stored in RoverTv can be viewed on any television up to 42″ via the AV output, or on PC. RoverTv includes USB cord, battery charger, AV cable, premium TXB ear buds, one 1Gig SD card and one 2Gig SD card, enough capacity to store eleven hours of television or 4200 songs. RoverTv is available through Doghouse Electronics, http://www.rovertv.net.