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.]