Promising to "change the way we watch TV," Doghouse Electronics has released the RoverTV, a portable multimedia recorder and player that does something the company claims has never been done before: directly record TV without the use of a computer in a pocket-sized player. The RoverTV is available in two configurations, a $300 "Big Screen" model and a $350 "Wide Screen" model. Both are identical save for the screen size, with the "Big Screen" featuring a 3.5" (320 x 240 pixel resolution) screen and the "Wide Screen" featuring a 4" (480 x 272 pixel resolution) screen.
Since the company believes that hard drives are "clunky," RoverTV uses flash and SD cards; 1 and 2-GB SD cards are included in the package. On those cards you can store MP3s, JPEGs, videos from TiVo's TiVoToGo service and the like, making the RoverTV a fairly capable device.