At CES 2012 Fisher Price has unveiled the Kid Tough Portable DVR. It means that for kids watching TV shows on the go has never be more easy to do. It allows you to record TV shows and save them on this device. It is a simple as plugging the Kid-Tough Portable DVR to its base unit, that is connected to your TV. And the TV is connected to the Set-Top box it could be your DVR, cable box, satellite box or even a digital converter box. It plugs into the TV via the composite cables. Then they can record their children’s favorite TV shows directly on to their Portable DVR. You can schedule recordings up to 24 hours in advance of when they will air on TV. Th built-in memory on the device can hold up to 2 hours of content, however it also has a built-in micro SD card slot. This way if you need more space just pop in your SD card and your good to go. It can hold up to a 32GB micro SD card. It features built-in speakers as well as a headphone jack. It has a 3.5 inch touch screen and a 4 hour battery life. They will be selling a car charger, this way you can charge while you are on the go. In terms of the user interface it is very simple. You choose for how long to record and then when to start. If your starting immediately just hit the red record button and to stop recording just tap the button again. Then it is saved to the device and is available for your viewing pleasure. It will be available in May of 2012 in your choice of either blue or pink. It will retail for the price $150.00 . Overall, it definitely seems like an awesome device that will also come in very handy for those car rides and other trips. I cannot wait to get my hands-on it and I will be sure to let you know when I do. Let us know what you think in the comments below! For more info check out the Press Release below!
FISHER-PRICE® KID-TOUGH® PORTABLE DVR PUTS PRESCHOOLERS’ FAVORITE TV SHOWS IN THE PALM OF THEIR HANDS
New device enables parents to digitally record any content that comes from their home cable box or satellite system and take it on the go!
EAST AURORA, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2012 – Watching TV shows on the go has never been easier for preschoolers, thanks to the Fisher-Price® Kid-Tough® Portable DVR. Even new TV episodes can be recorded for viewing on this cool, kid-friendly, hand-held device.
Recording TV shows is easier than finding the remote! It takes parents only a matter of minutes to simply attach the Kid-Tough Portable DVR to its base unit that is connected to their TV and set-top box (DVR, cable box, satellite box, digital converter box) and they can record their children’s favorite TV shows. Recording can even be programmed for up to 24 hours in advance of the show’s air time.
The Portable DVR has easy-to-use, kid-friendly controls and contains a rechargeable battery for 4-6 hours of play time (the battery re-charges when the unit is docked). The built-in memory accommodates up to 2 hours’ worth of content. Families heading on a cross-country road trip can expand the memory and stock up on the latest TV episodes before they leave the driveway by purchasing an additional memory card for the micro SD card slot. This will help minimize the “are we there yet?” hollers from the back seat!
In addition, the device features a 3.5 inch touch-screen interface and a slick, high-end design that preschoolers will love, in either pink or blue.
The Kid-Tough Portable DVR will be available this summer at major retailers nationwide.