updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri August 18, 2006
RoverTV takes on 5G iPod
Doghouse Electronics has launched RoverTV, a digital video recorder and media player that stands to compete with Apple's video iPod. The device can record as well as play live video, and features a timer to schedule recording sessions, according to Electronista. The RoverTV captures live FM radio, supports digital audio playback, and enables users to view photos much like Apple's video iPod. Content is stored on SD cards, and a 2GB card is included with the device. Two distinct models offer a 3.5-inch standard ratio screen ($300) or 4-inch wide-screen playback ($350). Both devices are compatible with Macs as well as Windows systems.