iPad 2 TV tuner EyeTV Mobile gets extensive update

Munich, February 3, 2012 - Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile solution – the market-leading DVB-T TV tuner for the iPad 2’s dock connector – now also offers users the facility to record TV programmes in the background, an integrated web browser for simultaneous surfing and TV viewing, plus access to teletext and subtitles. The free EyeTV Mobile 1.1 app is available now from the App Store.

Background recording, integrated web browser plus teletext

The update released today additionally enables EyeTV Mobile to record programmes while users switch to a different app – all while recording continues in the background thanks to full multitasking support. Those who like surfing the Internet to search for the latest background info on their favourite show or to pass the time during ad breaks while watching TV can now access the web directly from the EyeTV Mobile app. The integrated web browser appears beneath the TV picture in the app’s new portrait mode and is completely resizable so the user can choose whether to display more of the website or the TV picture. Teletext support also includes teletext subtitles which is a real benefit for the deaf or hard of hearing – EyeTV Mobile can even display DVB subtitles when broadcast.

Ingenious design for improved reception

EyeTV Mobile is a DVB-T TV tuner designed to fit the iPad 2’s dock connector. EyeTV Mobile’s superior reception quality isn’t just down to its latest tuner technology, but also thanks to its ingenious aerial design. EyeTV Mobile has been specifically developed to deliver the best possible reception both on the move and at home. What’s more, it’s the only tuner of its type that can be used with different aerials: the telescopic aerial can be positioned at any angle and boasts the best-possible reception regardless of location, plus the user can opt for the freely positionable rod aerial for indoor use or in places with poor reception. At the same time, proven MCX connector technology ensures the best possible signal quality and prevents the TV tuner or iPad 2 from getting damaged due to the aerial being knocked or tugged out.

Pricing and availability

EyeTV Mobile comes complete with a telescopic aerial, rod aerial with magnetic base and a USB charging cable, and is available for €99.95 from Elgato’s online shop (www.elgato.com) and from selected retailers. The free EyeTV Mobile app is available from the App Store. Besides letting users watch live TV and offering really convenient functions such as the ability to pause, fast-forward, rewind and record programmes, the app also features an easy-to-read 7-day programme guide, an integrated browser, teletext support and lots more besides.

About Elgato

Elgato is the leading supplier of TV and video solutions for the Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. With an extensive selection of TV tuners and its award-winning EyeTV software, Elgato offers a complete range of solutions to watch and record TV in SD and HD resolution. Elgato’s video products let private and professional users record and convert video in high-quality. In addition, the company produced the world’s first ultra-portable high-speed storage device featuring Thunderbolt™ technology. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.

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