Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile iPad 2 TV Tuner announced


If you’ve been hoping for a live television option for your iPad 2, the prospects of realizing that dream are one step closer. Mac accessory maker Elgato has announced its EyeTV Mobile iPad 2 TV Tuner, a dongle created specifically for the iPad 2 to bring live television to your mobile lifestyle.

The dongle takes advantage of the 30-pin dock connector and has a retractable aerial antenna that is able to pick up local broadcast television signals. The device includes a free app that allows users to record their live programs to their iPad 2 to watch later. The app will be available in Apple’s App Store.

And the best part of this gadget is that you don’t need an Internet connection to get a TV signal.

The tuner’s technology, DVB-T freeview, supports broadcasts in DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) transmissions, a global standard in most first- and second-world countries.

Unfortunately for customers in the U.S., the EyeTV Mobile iPad 2 TV Tuner is only available in Europe at the moment, for a price of £99.95, about $166. We will be sure to let you know when it comes out in the States.

Is the EyeTV Mobile iPad 2 TV Tuner a device you’d like to have now? Let me know in the comments!

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