updated 09:10 am EDT, Mon April 2, 2007
ATO iSee 360i Recorder
ATO today unveiled the second generation of its iSee 360i video recorder for iPods. The portable media player allows most Click Wheel-enabled iPods to capture, store, and play video from any analog video source -- including some iPods that normally can't play video, the company says. The updated version includes adapters to allow both first- and second-generation iPod nanos as well as the 30GB fifth-generation iPod to play video in MPEG-4 format on a 3.6-inch screen nearly 91 percent larger than the largest available on Apple's current devices. Even a 2GB iPod nano can store up to four hours of footage, according to ATO.
The device can be used either for live, on-the-fly recording or can be scheduled courtesy of a new timer. Photo viewing and playing normal iTunes-loaded videos are also possible. The device supports all but the 60/80GB fifth-generation iPod and iPod photo, and is shipped by itself for $199 or as part of a bundle with either an iPod nano (2GB/4GB) or a 30GB fifth-generation iPod included.