Sure, Hulu and Netflix will suffice for most when it comes to fulfilling their TV needs. And while a terrestrial TV antenna is great for when you’re at home, you know for catching the game, it’s hardly a resolve for those of you that are on the road. Enter Belkin’s Dyle TV dongle.
As you’ve probably sussed out it attaches to the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch’s 30-pin plug (they might make a version for Android devices) and provides your iOS device with over the air terrestrial TV from a variety of content providers that includes Fox, ION TV, Univision, Bahakel, Telemundo, NBC and more.
Belkin, who is the hardware manufacture, hasn’t said at what quality it will receive in, but since HDTV is the default these days, we don’t see why it wouldn’t be anything less, though the iPhone and iPad can’t display a true 1080p picture.
Belkin has partnered with Mobile Content Venture, who runs and operates Dyle TV. They say when the product launches sometime this year, Dyle will cover 50% of the US population, which in other terms is more than 72 stations in 32 markets.
We saw the device at CES 2012, but unfortunately it wasn’t a working prototype.
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