small working tvs look so cool!
While smartphones are getting bigger and taller (just look at these rolling screens Right here), TVs seem smaller and smaller. Small Circuits, makers of small and open-source electronics and toyshas created a second version of its TinyTV, an upgrade from the previous DIY project with a higher screen resolution, rotary buttons, remote control support, USB-C, and preloaded movies.
While the original version is for patient makers – it comes as a DIY kit, just to note – the upgraded ones are loaded with videos and already connected right out of the box, so users can simply stream movies on the go. Their palm-sized bodies fit the hands so well that users can bring them anywhere and put them in their pockets without any problems.
images courtesy of TinyCircuits
TinyCircuits still gives users the option to upload their own videos, if those pre-loaded aren’t cups of tea (also, they can watch on these tiny working TVs while drinking mugs of tea). Mini TVs have a dedicated USB port, so users can plug them into their computers and upload their favorite videos.
They may need to convert the videos first, but the company has its users covered as the manual tells them how to do it. If the texts are too long there, they can always jump to the search engines to quickly burn the instructions. No worries if users forget their headphones. Small functional TVs have speakers that blast the volume of the movies you’re watching (just be aware of the type of movies you’re watching, okay?).
rotary knobs to adjust volume and change channels
Are there any new features?
Time to talk about what’s new on TinyTVs coming out Small Circuits. Despite being suitable for the palm of the hand, the TinyTV 2 has a brighter display this time compared to its DIY counterpart. Two rotary buttons await the user to play or control channels and select volume.
There is also an infrared system inside the small active TV that receives the signal from the integrated control. The speaker is in the foreground. If users are worried about the amount of movies they want to upload to the TV, the company hopes that the microSD built in 8GB can handle their needs up to 10 hours of video.
Smart TVs come pre-loaded with movies
Unlike smart and flat screen TVs these days, the TinyTV 2 is encased in a sturdy plastic case with a rechargeable battery. Push it off the table, and it looks like it’ll survive (fingers crossed). Some users may want a smaller size than TinyTV 2, and TinyCircuits is already one step ahead of them.
The company has introduced the TinyTV Mini, which is so small that it can be compared to the size of a grape. This small TV packs a punch though with its bright OLED display that produces HD motion pictures. It has almost the same features as the Tiny TV2 besides the display and power, channel, and volume buttons on the top of the case.