This real time NON-STREAMING (no downloading or waiting) device’s service is available nation wide. With a 5 hour battery life, FloTV allows the finest programming in a dedicated personal television. Imagine watching MTV or Comedy Central (or the bonus programs that are available for premium channels, special events and more), just about anywhere. I’m just hoping that cook doesn’t get so carried away watching Oprah, that dinner get’s ruined. With the simple swipe of a finger, you’ll be controlling your new television and enjoy your favorite programming right away.
At this point the service is scheduled to cost $14.95 a month (after the initial 6 months), and I’m assuming that the longer you commit, the less the per month cost is. Although it is NOT broadcasting in high definition, the unit did appear to have that crisp, clean look that we’re used to. This 4.4″x3″ (and only .5″ wide) television, has a fold out stand that makes it easy to place on a desk for use next to your computer, in the bathroom or on the kitchen counter.
The FLO TV Personal Television is currently available through Radio Shack as well as Amazon.com and Best Buy. I’m putting mine right next to the computer in my office so that I can enjoy a little daytime TV and still spend time with my readers (um, I’m not sure this is what they meant by the term multi-tasking).
My feeling is that this is a great gift for the person who has EVERYTHING. My college aged son would LOVE to have this for when he’s hanging around on campus between classes. This has the potential to be a gift that everyone wants and it’s cheaper than last year’s video game machine (YAY).
Vacation Deals says
people will surely love it..
and it's one great present for holiday season..
thanks for the post..
Mike Demler says
I am not so hyped up about this device, which was actually introduced in October at CTIA Wireless in San Diego. (You can read about it in my report on New Devices & Technology from 2009 CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment at http://tinyurl.com/y9kvr7t).
The FloTV device has only QVGA resolution,whereas many cell phones offer several times the resolution for viewing video content. In my live viewing at CTIA, the picture was low quality. I think most consumers will be better off viewing video, whether FLO or other sources, on their cell phones.