Sick of your boring old, non-? We bet you are. Luckily for you, Samsung has developed inTouch, a TV webcam that brings Skype video-calling and other Androidy goodness to your existing TV.
inTouch may look identical to Microsoft's Xbox 360, but rather than make you look daft by waving your arms around, inTouch acts primarily as a video-calling device. The unit comes with Wi-Fi and the Skype application is pre-installed, so all you need to do is plug it into your TV via the HDMI cable and get busy showing everyone on your contacts list your amazing new festive jumper.system for the
It's not just about the video calling though -- inTouch runs on Android Market, so it doesn't look as though you can add new apps, but it does have a full web browser, so you'll always be up to date on the best in technology from CNET UK., so you'd be right to expect some extra app fun on board. YouTube and Google News and Weather come preinstalled, effectively turning your regular, boring TV into a web-connected smart TV. There's no mention of
InTouch comes with a handy palm-sized keyboard to help you navigate around and type in those pesky URLs. It's pretty small though and the keys don't exactly look finger-friendly, so we doubt you'll be wanting to bang out a long email to your family about what you've been up to over Christmas -- better to just Skype them and put up with the comments about your dishevelled look.
If you're bored of broadcast TV, pop in a thumb drive in the USB slot at the back and turn your TV into a massive, expensive photo frame.
There's no word on UK availability yet, but it's expected to hit the States in March for $199 (around £130). Though that's hardly throw-away cash, it's considerably cheaper than replacing your entire TV with an Internet-enabled version.