The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ now comes with a USB 3.0 instead of a rather pointless USB 2 offering found in their older Thunderbolt enclosure, but how does it fare in our review? Is the speed worth the price?
The compact TV tuner connects directly to the Lightning connector of your iPad or iPhone and receives the TV signal via the supplied miniature telescopic antenna – no internet connection required!
At this year’s IFA, Elgato have announced three new products and features that will make sure you’re always entertained. For those of you who like mobile TV on the go but without internet charges these might just be what you’re looking for, The EyeTV Mobile & EyeTV Micro.
Elgato on Monday unveiled their Game Capture, a new device intended for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users who want to record game footage onto a Mac or PC. It costs $199.95 and will be available starting June 1st.
First the iPhone got it’s own tv tuner and now the iPad is getting the love as well with this dandy little box from Elgato.
Elgato Eyetv Mobile
The EyeTV Mobile hooks up to the dock connector and grabs the TV signal from it’s ever so bendy antenna. It’s freeview so you are reliant with the signal in your area (see our Elgato Tizi review for issues with this) and once again you can’t hook it up to a roof top aerial.
The software supports the over the air EPG that’s broadcast and the ability to record shows in their native format to your iPad
In an article that’s long overdue we are putting the Elgato Tivizen and the Equinux Tizi head to head in this exclusive article.
Seeing as the hardware under the hood is exactly the same we are going to focus on the user experience, breaking it down into the following categories.
We are still in the midsts of reviewing our Elgato Tivizen so we noticed this press update straight away. What’s new?
Home Network Mode
Tivizen can now join your home Wi-Fi network! While you’re on the go, you can use Tivizen’s own Wi-Fi bubble to transmit the television signal as usual. But when you get home and power it on, Tivizen automatically appears in your home network and is available to all your devices – Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone.
To tether, or not to tether? Now you have the choice. In USB Mode, no Wi-Fi connection is needed at all. Now you can connect Tivizen to a Mac or PC via USB and use it as a conventional TV tuner. That means you can work, surf or play on the Internet, and keep an eye on your favourite TV shows, all at the same time.
Version 1.2 of the Tivizen app also delivers an enhanced user interface as well as optimized stability and overall performance improvements.
The Tivizen App Version 1.2 is available for free from the App store
Elgato pretty much have the lions share of the TV tuner market and now they give us a Wi-Fi tv tuner for iOS and Apple hardware. In short this nifty little box is a freeview tv tuner that sends free to air tv channels direct to your iOS device.