01.11.2010 04:00 PM
TVB Mobile DTV Tech Alert: Cydle i30
TORRANCE, CALIF.:Korean electronics maker Cydle is said to be making a mobile DTV receiver for
smartphones. Reports of the Cydle i30 emerged from the Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas last week. The i30 fits around a smartphone, has built-in
speakers and a retractable antenna for ATSC M/H reception. It also features a
battery booster that can be charged simultaneously along with the phone through
a USB cable connection or a wall charger, Cydle said in a release
about the product.
Pricing and the date of availability were not disclosed, and the device does
not yet appear on Cydle’s U.S. Web site. GadgetReview.com
pulled the accompanying image of the i30 from a brochure handed out at CES.
A similar cell-phone accessory was introduced at CES to receive FLO TV, the
multichannel video service offered through Qualcom’s MediaFlo distribution
technology. The mophie juice pack targets iPhones and iPods. It’s expected to
retail for $250.
More on mobile TV receiver accessories:
Jan. 7, 2010: “FLO TV for iPhones and
Mophie, an iPhone accessorizor out of Paw Paw, Mich., has created a carrying cases with built-in FLO TV