Trek's ThmbDrive Tuner Combines USB Drive and DVB-TV Tuner

If DVB-TV broadcasts ever catch on the U.S., Trek has a small-sized solution that could make tuning in far more simple than it ought to be. By combining a USB 2.0 flash drive with the DVB-TV tuner, Trek has eliminated the need for extra software discs that end up getting lost more often than not. The drive can have up to 4GB of storage, but you're more likely to find the more common 512MB and 1GB versions on the street.

The current version of the ThumbDrive uses MPEG2 to compress recorded video, but an MPEG4 HD version is scheduled to debut in September. That way, you can record all that great DVB programming and save it on the spacious flash memory. Or you can just be normal and watch TV at home like everybody else, I suppose.

Product Page [Trek via Everything USB]