Want to connect your tablet to yout TV? That's easy. Want to make your TV into a tablet? Until now, that was a tricky proposition, if possible at all. Not anymore, as Vivitar just unveiled Camelio TV, a device that turns your HDTV in an Android tablet. For under seventy dollars you can use your TV just like any Android tablet, and all the usual apps that go along with it.
From PR Newswire
Vivitar today unveiled its new Camelio TV, the world's first customizable TV companion device that turns any HDTV into a "big screen" family-friendly Android tablet that's customizable with a range of themes and characters via Camelio Personality Packs.
The company offered a sneak peek of the new plug-and-play device at the 111th Annual Toy Industry Association's International Toy Fair® 2014 in New York and expects the product to hit store shelves in late summer 2014. Priced at just $69.95 MSRP, Camelio TV promises to be the most affordable PC/Tablet-TV device on the market.
"Camelio TV is the first product of its kind that turns any ordinary HDTV into a personalized, full-featured Android tablet with interchangeable themes the whole family can enjoy," said Liza Abrams, VP of Licensing with Vivitar. "With Camelio TV, you can browse and view exclusive channels, plus stream all of your own photos, videos and music stored on any device straight to your TV, all wrapped in your favorite character-themed environment."
The new set-top-box brings all the functionality of a Camelio theme-changing tablet to any HDTV in full 1080p resolution. Built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and HDMI port makes it easy to set up Camelio TV in seconds. In addition to offering the first-ever "skinnable" tablet-TV user interface, the device itself is even customizable with snap-on covers that Vivitar will offer in a wide range of characters and styles through its licenses with Mattel, Hello Kitty, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. and Hasbro brands.
Instead of requiring yet another remote control, Camelio TV users navigate with the companion Camelio app for iOS or Android, offering a matching Camelio theme that coordinates with the on-screen environment. Users can access exclusive channel apps through the Camelio TV Network, plus any of the most popular channel apps available in the Google Play Store. Full parental controls in the app allow parents to determine which Camelio TV apps children can access, and limit "screen time" by setting the maximum time per day and week children may use the app or watch programming.
Camelio TV users can also wirelessly access all of their photos, videos and music files stored on Camelio or Camelio+ tablets, networked computers or any smartphone or tablet device, and even on social networks and cloud storage like DropBox, Google Drive or Skydrive. The Camelio TV Personal Media Player displays photo slideshows and video in full screen mode, and it includes the same on-board photo editor found on the Camelio and Camelio+ tablets.
Featuring 4GB built-in Flash memory, the Camelio TV is fully expandable with two USB and one Micro SB memory slots. The device ships with support for English, Spanish and French language options.