updated 03:30 pm EST, Fri December 29, 2006
Hammacher Schlemmer has launched its iRecord media converter, a device designed to eliminate the need for a computer to send audio and video to an iPod. Electronista notes that the device connects to any RCA or S-video source, converting a stream into an MP3 or MP4 file which is transferred directly to an iPod's storage space. Users can send content to any USB storage device, although Hammacher claims that the iRecord can distinguish between an iPod and miscellaneous products. Video is captured at 320x240 and comes in at 1GB for a three-hour file. Hammacher is selling the iRecord from its website for $160.