New gadgets are making it possible to watch live television on the go using mobile broadcast services by FLO TV and Mobile DTV. Here are four we like.
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|Mophie Juice Pack TV
This slim, 3.5-ounce iPhone case has a built-in antenna that receives live programming from 16 channels, including ABC Mobile, courtesy of FLO. The case, which comes with a USB cable for charging, can add four hours to the iPhone's battery life.
COST: $150, plus $15 a month for a FLO subscription
The 2.5-ounce Tivizen has a built-in antenna that transmits live TV to laptops, the iPod Touch, and a variety of smartphones via Wi-Fi. It works with Mobile DTV's service, which is free but currently broadcasts only a few channels in select cities, including New York.
|Flo TV Personal Television
Don't have a smartphone? FLO's branded mobile TV player has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, stereo speakers, and a built-in headphone jack. The 5.5-ounce device comes with earbuds and a micro-USB charger.
COST: $199 with a free year of ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox
|LG DVD + Live Mobile DTV
LG's multitasking device plays DVDs, CDs, and MP3s, as well as Mobile DTV. Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, it has a 7-inch wide-screen display, stereo speakers, and dual headphone jacks. It comes with a remote control and an AC adapter.