tizi is alive and out in the wild. See what the rest of the world has to say about the first mobile hotspot digital TV solution for the iPad and iPhone in Europe.
"Meet the tizi, a small peripheral box being sold in Europe that pairs with your iOS device over WiFi and watch the terrestrial boob tube wherever you are."
"tizi delivers DVB-T/DTT/TNT programmes wirelessly for up to 3.5 hours. You simply turn on the device and connect to its wireless network from the iPad."
"The app supports multitasking under iOS 4, allowing you to continue listening to a TV broadcast while using another app"
"We're not dealing with internet streaming video content here, we're talking digital Freeview on your iDevice. The app provides you with a nice GUI of what channels are on offer, and gives you info and synopses of what is currently broadcasting, and what is coming up next."
"The tizi mobile TV hotspot is a little shiny black box about the same size as a small feature phone. You can also listen to Freeview radio stations ..."
"Fancy watching TV on the go via your Apple iPhone or iPad? You can with the Equinux Tizi, which offers the full range of Freeview channels on the go."
"This will get you excited - it's the equinux tizi. It is a digital TV receiver which pushes the TV Freeview to your iPhone or iPad. You don't have to be in a WiFi zone or rinse your 3G dataplan."
"Switch on the pocket-sized tizi, pull out the antenna and fire up the companion app on your iPad or iPhone. Congratulations. You are now watching live TV."
"The portability is the big draw here; the box looks small enough to carry around in your pocket, and claims a 3.5 hour battery life."
"European users of the iPhone and iPad have a new method of getting TV programs on the iPhone or iPad...the gadget is called the tizi."
"Here's a present we wouldn't mind Santa bringing us on Christmas morning. The tizi device is small enough to carry around in your pocket ... "
"While we've already heard of mobile hotspot mobile broadband services...equinux is going a step further by introducing a small portable box that will broadcast television signals rather than broadband access."