Elgato Makes Smart Charger for Your SmartPhone

Posted in Chargers by Darrin Olson on September 2nd, 2014

Elgato Smart Power ChargerElgato has released a smart charger to go along with your smart phone with the Smart Power portable charger. This portable charger will connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth and an iOS app and provide information on the portable charger’s status whereabouts.

The actually charging still happens through a USB cord and the Smart Power holds enough juice to charge or iPhone 3 times. It can also charge other mobile devices with a USB connection. What sets this product apart is that it lets you know how much battery is left in it through the iOS app interface and will give you a reminder to plug it in and charge it up before you go places. Given access, the app can also be integrated with your calendar to identify busy days that you would be reminded to bring the portable charger along.

Elgato EyeTV Netstream streams satellite TV to your iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on November 14th, 2010

Those of you in the UK will soon be able to get your hands on Elgato’s new EyeTV Netstream Sat box. It will allow you to stream Freesat satellite TV to any computer on your home network and straight to your iPad as well via Elgato’s EyeTV app. Apparently not the iPhone or iPod touch though.

The device will start shipping on November 22nd for £189.95 (about $300). The EyeTV app itself will cost you just £2.99. Those of us in the US are envious.

Elgato’s EyeTV HD records live TV for your iPhone and iPad

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2010

Elgato has just updated their software to include what they claim will be the world’s first fully-functional HD DVR for all of Apple’s devices. The function called EyeTV HD is designed to record live TV in HD. It will be compatible with your iPhone or iPad as well.

The EyeTV HD just goes into your Mac and your set top box and the video can then be streamed to your iPhone or iPad. It will cost you $200 and includes the HD recorder hardware and software, a remote control and IR channel changer, USB cable, component video cables, stereo audio cables, and a switcher for composite and S-Video input.

Elgato EyeTV TV Tuner for Mac and PC

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2010

Elgato’s new EyeTV One TV tuner is compatible with both Mac and Windows. It connects to your computer via USB and allows you to watch and record HDTV channels broadcast over-the-air for free. Sounds pretty sweet to us.

It features a coaxial plug for connecting an antenna, a flexible USB extender, and the included EyeTV 3 software gives you the ability to stream video to the iPhone and iPod touch via the company’s EyeTV app.

Elgato Video Capture for Mac

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2009

Elgato Video Capture for MacElgato has introduced its latest Mac peripheral, the Video Capture which will allow you to record analog video from VCRs or other sources to a digital format. The USB stick will be able to handle RCA, S-video and SCART footage, though SCART will require an adapter.

Using Elgato’s proprietary software, you can convert it to H.264 or MPEG-4 for export to iTunes or editing through iMovie and such. You can choose from 4:3 or 16:9 widescreen. It’s smart enough that it knows the difference between international video standards like NTSC and PAL.