updated 06:39 am EDT, Fri August 31, 2012
Elgato intros EyeTv for mobile devices at IFA
Elgato has brought its latest digital TV tuners to the iPhone, iPad and Android devices with two new mobile solutions for watching TV on the go. The new EyeTV Mobile is designed for iOS devices with its 30-pin dock connector, while the EyeTV Micro uses a microUSB connection to connect to most Android smartphones and tablets. The EyeTV Micro also has the added benefit of being compatible with notebooks and desktop PCs.
Both the EyeTV Mobile and the EyeTV Micro incorporate ultra-compact DVB-T TV tuners. Elgato claims that they are half the size of similar devices on the market, while they can both be used with different aerials to help users get an optimized whether on the move or when at home.
The EyeTV Mobile is compatible with the new iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, and iPhone 4S and are on sale in Europe now at a price of £90 ($143) through Elgato's online shop and resellers. The EyeTV Micro will work with Android devices with a dual-core CPU, NEON support and running Android 4.0.3 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ or higher for £55 ($87) with availability in September.