gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

TerraTec Cinergy T USB XXS

Adding another low priced laptop TV Tuner to the lineup TerraTec introduces the Cinergy T USB XXS which, as its name eludes, demands one of your precious USB ports in return for sweet, sweet digital freeview television.

If you’re a couch potato to the max and simply must have digital television on your laptop computer the Cinergy T USB XXS will do just that, it includes a remote control, arial with suction cup and an adaptor to allow you to connect to your house roof arial.

In my experience the roof arial adaptor is a must, as I’ve never really been able to get a digital tuner arial in just the right position to obtain watchable TV.

Still, at £29.99 if you want TV-to-go it’s a lot cheaper than the Slingbox Solo/Freeview Tuner setup I would opt for. You’re also likely to get a better picture, better control and, of course, a digital recorder so you can fill up your hard drive with stuff to watch on the go.

Monday, March 17th, 2008, Home Entertainment.