June 28, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
Don’t have time to watch that show at home? If it’s available on the web, now you can view it on the go with a new dedicated IPTV device that’s compact and portable.
The Kula TV from Sungale is a 4.3-inch gadget that includes a 3.5-inch full color touchscreen, so you can watch on the go without any subscription fees.
A retractable WiFi booster antenna strengthens the wireless signal by at least 20 percent, the company claims, so you can access global IPTV channels streamed to the Kula TV.
More than 500 television channels are grouped by country, language and topics (like news, sports, finance), and the device features a built-in battery life of up to four hours of continuous play.
There’s also 2GB of internal memory as well as a Micro SD card slot, so you can access video, audio and photos. Formats supported include: audio - WMA, MP3, WAV, AAC, OOG; video - AVI, MPEG4, DIVX, XVID, RM/RMVB, DAT, WMV, 3GP, FLV; photo - JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG.
Kula TV also has clock, calendar and alarm functions. The product is now shipping, with an MSRP of $199.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.