CES 2012: Samsung bringing Skype and Internet to your TV with InTouch

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samsung-intouch.jpgSamsung are looking to turn your regular HDTV into a web connected one with their newly-announced InTouch kit.

Combining a Wi-Fi enabled Skype camera and unique QWERTY keyboard, it adds apps, high-definition video calling and the ability to browse the web to any HDTV.

The camera has a tilt-range of -30 degrees – 0 degrees, making placement relatively pain-free for a clear view in even the most cluttered of home entertainment set-ups. An integrated USB port also lets you browse videos and images, letting you upload them to your favourite social networks.

“While internet connected HDTVs are now common, not every household gets to experience this fun and interactive feature, especially if they have an HDTV purchased just a few years ago,” said Mike Palazzolo, vice president sales and marketing, consumer video monitoring and security products for Samsung Techwin America.

“With the inTouch camera system, Samsung is now bridging the gap between this experience and those consumers who own HDTVs without networking capability.”

The Samsung inTouch will be available from March 2012 and will cost around $199.99.

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Gerald Lynch