New Gadgets for TV on the Road
In another spin on taking live TV with you, EyeTV turns your iPhone or iPad into a portable television for catching live or prerecorded digitally broadcast programming. A special antenna connects to your Mac or PC at home and relays shows to your phone over Wi-Fi or 3G.
$150 (EyeTV Hybrid hardware), $5 (EyeTV iPhone app), elgato.com
Miss the latest episode of Glee, Modern Family or The Office? Catch up on Hulu, whose website offers full episodes of more than 1,700 prime-time television shows for viewing on your PC. It's all free-for now, at least-and with fewer ads than you get on regular TV. This sure beats whatever's playing on Lifetime.
If you have any of the major handhelds-BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Palm or Symbian-you can stream live television from your home to your cell phone, provided you have a Slingbox device at the house. Change channels, program your DVR or pause live TV: It's almost like you're back on your couch.