Ambient Devices pitching Baseball ScoreCast product at CES

Ambient has a new product on the way that allows you to receive baseball scores wirelessly to a desktop unit called the Baseball ScoreCast.

The Baseball ScoreCast will be available in April for $125. Ambient Devices
Following up on its Football ScoreCast, Ambient Devices has officially announced its Ambient Baseball ScoreCast, which the company describes as "the first dedicated display device that does one, perfect thing for the baseball fan: provide instant, effortless access to line scores for every game, divisional standings and team schedules, throughout the regular and post season."

Like with its Weather Forecaster, you don't have to log onto the Internet or connect to Wi-Fi network in order to get information streamed to the Baseball Scorecast. The wireless transceiver is built into the unit and the device automatically receives information (after a short startup process) once you drop in 4 "AA" batteries.

According the Ambient, "Baseball ScoreCast eliminates the wait for updates on TV or radio, or with Internet-based options that suffer from subscription fees, slow connections, or repetitive navigation. For added utility, ScoreCast also features a clock with always-accurate network time."

The only major downside to the ScoreCast is that it's somewhat expensive at $125. Also, while Ambient's InfoCast Network covers over 90% of US households, if you live in the boonies, you probably won't be covered. (You can check to see if your location is covered by visiting map.myambient.com).

The press release notes that the "ScoreCast data updates every half-inning, and includes extra innings. The device also provides current standings for every team, including wins, losses, and home and away records. Schedule information also indicates starting pitchers. Users can independently select team and division information to anticipate daily matchups. The ScoreCast is 8.15 x 4.9 x 1.1 and includes a kickstand for table or desktop use."

The Ambient Baseball ScoreCast has a SRP of $124.99 and will be available from national retailers in April 2008.

 

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