Isn't TV brilliant? Here at Firebox we can't get enough of the good old gogglebox. Of course, there are killjoys out there who say TV is addictive, but we watch it all day every day and we've never had a problem.
In fact there's never been a better time to be a TV freak, because new technology is improving our viewing pleasure at an astonishing rate. But whilst the plasmas, LCDs and digiboxes of this world are all well and good, they're not much use when you're out, about and away from your favourite armchair. And that, dear viewers, is where the astonishing TV Wristwatch comes in.
You've probably seen similar gizmos in sci-fi movies and Bond films, but this particularly chic televisual timepiece is the first one that really cuts the mustard in terms of convenience, price and picture quality. Plus you don't need arms like Arnie to wear the thing.
The secret to the TV watch's unparalleled brilliance is its 1.5" colour screen, which relies on TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology to deliver a high-resolution (130,338) picture that is superior to anything traditional televisions can offer.
Just think, with this little box of tricks strapped to your wrist you'll never again miss your favourite terrestrial TV shows when you're out and about. Whether it's The Bill up a hill, the news in the loos, The Office in your office, or the big game on a slow train, you won't miss a single pixel of the action.
The TV Wristwatch is powered by a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery which provides an hour of viewing time (that's two standard soaps or a footie first half plus banter), but you can extend this to 3 hours by placing the watch on its smart little battery-powered docking station. For unlimited viewing time (and to charge the watch) simply plug the docking station into the mains.
Of course it couldn't really be described as a watch if it didn't tell the time, so there's a digital display that shows the time, date and selected channel.
This wrist-mounted masterpiece is a doddle to operate and you won't have to faff around with clumsy dials or telescopic aerials, because a SONY PLL synthesizer tuner allows for quick channel hopping and nifty earphones double up as the TV Wristwatch's antenna.
We really can't overstate the convenience of owning a telly that can be strapped to your wrist. Indeed, if casually rolling up your shirtsleeve to watch pivotal Match of the Day moments or I'm a Celeb evictions doesn't win big points in the battle of gadget one-upmanship, nothing will.
Total time: 4 hours - 1 hour with watch battery plus 3 extra hours when placed on battery-powered docking station.
Recharge time: 3 hours.
Analogue television signal:
The analogue television signal will not be switched off in the UK until 2012. After that the signal will switched fully to digital.
This product requires a TV License. If you already own a TV License you will already be covered, but if you do not then you will need to buy one. As required by UK law, all retailers of television sets (and products capable of receiving TV signals) must provide customer details to the TV Licensing authorities for their records. By purchasing this product you agree that your details may be passed on to TV Licensing. Click here for more information: http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/index.jsp
This product can only be delivered to addresses within the UK.
TV watch unit
Wristband with holder
Requires 4 x AA Batteries (Batteries not included)
Can be operated without batteries by using AC adapter provided
Manufacturers warranty card
ET TUNER FOR EUROPE
* Broadcasting System: B/G CCIR, B/G IT, I, B/H
SONY PLL Synthesizer Tuner (Manual/Auto)
1.5 inch, 31.22 x 22.815 mm
Number of Pixels
130,338 pixels, 557 x 234 dots
Time, data, channel, battery, and volume display selection
Power Supply (Internal Battery)
550mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery
Approximately 1 hour maximum
Approximately 3 hours
Power supply (External battery)
4 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)
49 x 45 x 19 mm
Approximately 54g (not including accessories)
There are different PAL systems to choose from when tuning in your TV Wristwatch, you must ensure that it is on PAL 1 to get any reception within the UK. Please read the manual for further information.
Reception may be adversely affected or completely prevented due to long distance from broadcast stations, proximity to buildings or mountains, underground areas, and other locations. As a result, video and audio may not be clear.
Please note that the earphones are also the antenna to the TV tuner so these must be plugged in to be able to pick up any TV channels.
Reception can vary depending on location, and in common with other portable devices suffers from a lower resolution than static devices.