Top Gadgets and Apps for TV and Movie Lovers
With technology surging forward at the speed of light, many gadgets with high end apps and features are being released on the market and many more will be making their appearance soon. The plethora of Apps available offer a wide range of features which simplify the life of the user in many ways. They allow you to be connected to the world at large, accessing files, sharing, music, movies, media and just about anything one can imagine. In essence ; one has the world at their fingertips with a few provided ” extras ” .
Don’t know what to get your brilliant Geek who’s addicted to TV and movies? With so many gadgets on the market, we thought we’d provide some help and create a list to give you some ideas.
Now that the price has dropped a bit and the interface has been improved upon, the Apple TV is the best choice if you’re looking for a media extender. There’s more iTunes video content; (it can stream from up to six computers), movie rentals and with its ease of use—this gadget is a top pick. Think of it as another iPod…but for an HDTV. You can integrate the system with your internet radio, Flickr and YouTube as well.
The Re Universal Remote
Can’t find your remote? Not a problem! Created by Kinetix, this clever little device can transform your iPod or iPhone into a Universal remote. All you do is pop on the IR hardware, download the software and you have a hi-tech, glowing remote in the palm of your hand. Best part is, there is no complicated setup and it can control all your AV devices.
Phillips PET729 Portable TV/DVD Player
Phillips makes a fantastic portable TV/DVD player called the PET729, with a 7-inch screen with a built-in battery that will give you up to three hours of use. It comes with a car adapter, a remote control and a headphone jack. You can capture local digital TV channels with its reception and setup is a breeze. You’ll be up and running in minutes, watching crisp colors with quality sound.
Movies by Flixter
Movie buffs get annoyed when they find themselves at the theatre with no clue of what is playing at the box office. Movies by Flixster is an app that gives you the latest and greatest reviews of any movie. The reviews come through Rotten Tomatoes and this system will show you what flicks are playing in your area, so you never have to wonder again.
To follow up behind the movie app, there is also a TV.com app, that you should consider. Designed by CBS, TV.com does require a good data connection to work. If that is not an issue, the picture quality is outstanding.
FS3200 Atlantic Technology Flat Panel Speaker System
Both movie and TV lovers know that to have the best home experience, you need the best picture and sound. Atlantic Technology makes a sweet speaker setup to go right along with your flat panel system. It has amazing, full-bodied sound that does not require a subwoofer to impress. All the hardware comes with the package, so you can install everything in time for the guests to arrive.
Bower & Wilkins P5 Headphones
Last, but not least, it was important to include a gadget that can be used when those around you don’t understand or appreciate your passion for movies and TV. This is not just any headset, mind you, but the most divine audio experience your ears can ever partake of. Pricey, yes, but hey—you’re worth it, aren’t you?