Seeking to make the Nintendo DS more than just a personal gaming platform, Nintendo has released the 1Seg TV Tuner which can not only allow gamers to watch their favorite shows, but also to bookmark where they are and review images from the program later like a picture book.
The 1Seg Tuner plugs into the game cartridge slot and enables gamers to watch VHF and UHF TV signals. In addition, the there an accelerometer built in which changes the aspect ratio automagically when the DS is rotated, giving the users options on how to watch their favorite shows. Also, users can also jot down notes as they watch. So, If students are watching a documentary, cooking show, or just about anything else, they can make note of interesting and important facts, web addresses, etc. to access later.
Compatible with Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DS™ Lite, the 1Seg Tuner will sell for about $90 US and is available in Japan starting Black Friday, Nov 23, 2007.
Here’s a video of it in action: