equinux introduces TubeStick, digital TV for your Mac

equinux has introducied TubeStick, a white Apple-esque DVB-T receiver designed exclusively for the Mac. TubeStick connects to a USB port and ships with equinux’ new TV software ‘TheTube.’ The device also works with equinux’ own media center solution, MediaCentral.

TubeStick is based on the DVB-T standard, which has found widespread adoption across Europe and is available in most European countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, France and the UK.

Features of TubeStick and TheTube include:

• Fast location switching: For the user on-the-move, TubeStick offers the ability to store tuning information for multiple locations. Those locations can be exported and transferred to other Macs.

• Simple channel surfing: Users can easily switch to the channel they want by selecting it in the Channel Overview or by using their Apple Remote. The Channel Overview also displays the titles of all shows currently running.

• An intelligent window: TubeStick’s flexible TV-window can be set to ‘always-on-top’ and adjusted to different window sizes. When resizing windows, they will automatically zoom back to their original position on the screen’s edge or corner using the ‘SmartZoom’ feature.

• Record TV and take it with you: If you haven’t got time to watch your favorite TV channel, you can record it with a single click. And afterwards, you don’t only have to watch it on your Mac: TheTube’s export feature can transfer any recording to your iPod, so it can be watched on-the-go. TheTube saves a preview image and information such as the shows name and length in the intuitive TV-archive.

TubeStick is available immediately. The product will be sold through Apple Retailers and in the equinux Online Store. The equinux Online Store currently ships to the following countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Holland and Sweden.

TubeStick is available immediately as the TubeStick Special Edition, including TheTube and MediaCentral for a recommended retail price of €39,95 (incl. VAT).

More information about TubeStick (including technical details and product datasheets) can be found here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Adam W.” for the heads up.]


  1. Fromt the user manual:

    At the appropriate moment, insert the TubeStick in the Mac’s awaiting USB port. Do not force the TubeStick, but rather insert it gently but firmly, and in an erect position. If it is correctly inserted, you should hear several tones from the Mac, and the screen should light up….

  2. Zero, its not out fault that all the telecommunications tech you use in the US for your TV/Data/Phones is antiquated and lagging behind Europe. We always get the best phones etc here (with the exception of iPhone).

    We will probably get the 3G iPhone before you though so its ok.

  3. zer0: hmm not available in the US
    I guess they don’t watch TV there
    Good move TubeStick!

    Hey genius… your name, zer0, is apt… Did you even read the item? Here, I’ll quote it for dumbasses such as yourself… “TubeStick is based on the DVB-T standard, which has found widespread adoption across Europe and is available in most European countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, France and the UK.”

    So, what good would it do to sell it to stupid people who can’t read if they can’t use it?

  4. Mr. Peabody: “@pfftttt Ok stop it, really – I’m laughing my bumb off over here… Is this going to be another funny posting day on MDN? )”

    Yes, yes, it will be another funny posting day at MDN apparently… and while on the subject of things that are dumb, would it help if I provide a dictionary definition???

    dumb |dʌm| adjective
    1 chiefly offensive (of a person) unable to speak, most typically because of congenital deafness : he was born deaf, dumb, and blind.
    • (of animals) unable to speak as a natural state and thus regarded as helpless or deserving pity.
    • [ predic. ] temporarily unable or unwilling to speak : she stood dumb while he poured out a stream of abuse.
    • [ attrib. ] resulting in or expressed by speechlessness : they stared in dumb amazement.
    2 informal stupid : a dumb question. See note at stupid .
    • (of a computer terminal) able only to transmit data to or receive data from a computer; having no independent processing capability. Often contrasted with intelligent.

    Have a nice day…

  5. Note at stupid (from Apple’s built-in Dictionary):

    If you want to impugn someone’s intelligence, the options are almost limitless.
    You can call the person stupid, a term that implies a sluggish, slow-witted lack of intelligence.
    Asinine is a harsher word, implying asslike or foolish behavior rather than slow-wittedness (: a woman her age looked asinine in a miniskirt).
    Calling someone dumb is risky, because it is not only an informal word (: you dumb bunny!), but because it also means mute and is associated with the offensive expression “deaf and dumb,” used to describe people who cannot hear or speak.
    Dense implies an inability to understand even simple facts or instructions (: too dense to get the joke), while dull suggests a sluggishness of mind unrelieved by any hint of quickness, brightness, or liveliness ( | a dull stare).
    Slow also implies a lack of quickness in comprehension or reaction and is often used as a euphemistic substitute for stupid (: he was a little slow intellectually).
    Obtuse is a more formal word for slow-wittedness, but with a strong undercurrent of scorn (: it almost seemed as though he were being deliberately obtuse).
    You can’t go wrong with a word like unintelligent, which is probably the most objective term for low mental ability and the least likely to provoke an angry response (: unintelligent answers to the teacher’s questions).

    Well, that was fun… now, I have work to do…

  6. Mac_IP_Atty: ANY Investors on here interested in launching DVB-T in the US?

    Foolish earthling… Have you any idea what DVB-T even is? The DVB part is the initialism for Digital Video Broadcast, the standard for digital TV OUTSIDE of North America (with a couple exceptions) and the -T part means Terrestrial (broadcast via aerials as opposed to satellite).

    In the US, the digital TV standard is ATSC, and they are not compatible. That said, an ATSC receiver could be made just as easily as the one for DVB.

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