With the World Cup rapidly approaching, it might be as well to have a TV to hand when you’re out and about. Or something that can convert your laptop to a TV – like this AVerTV DVB-T Volar, a pocket-sized gadget that’ll give you digital terrestrial TV on the go.
The DVB-T Volar weighs just 17.5g, measures 7cm x 2.5cm x 1.1cm and has plug-and play connectivity via USB. It supports Linux and is compatible with Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 and the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system, as well as being HDTV ready. Its software, ‘AVerTV 6’, offers all the usual viewing and recording functionality, plus Digital Teletext Support (MHEG 5), Video Quality Enhancement, PIP/POP and Widescreen mode – handy for TV viewing on the latest Widescreen LCD monitors and notebooks.
The DVB-T Volar also has a power saving feature, drawing less than 2 watts of power from a notebook battery. It also includes Power Standby Mode (the battery power consumed is greatly reduced when AVerTV 6 is not running) to ensure low power consumption.
Due in the shops shortly, but no price confirmed as yet.