Tubestick Hybrid, by Equinux, enables you to receive and record terrestrial HDTV and NTSC television programing on your Apple computer. Even cooler you can view the recorded material on your iPhone or iPod touch (part of the TubeToGo feature which costs extra). Believe me I’m skeptical about the iPod Touch and iPhone capability. Included in the package is an antenna to receive the signals and Equinux’s proprietary software. Plug the antenna into your computer and launch the software and you’re in business. I should note that the antenna’s USB plug is designed such that it won’t intrude on the Macbook’s other inputs. Using the software you can record, watch and view upcoming shows. Through their web based application you can also set your computer to record shows. If you’re so inclined, you can also chat with other watching the same shows. In order to watch shows on your iPod Touch or iPhone you’ll need to publish your recordings to an FTP or .Mac account and access them through the web based application (aka TubeToGo) – be interesting to see how the quality is. Available at Amazon and other major retailers come February for $129.95 with a one month trial of TubeToGo.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."