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Make your old iPod a video iPod

Until the Archos AV400 and Apple iPod video, nobody considered video particularly portable. Portable DVD players were as close as it got, and those are a bit bulky.

The iSee Video Recorder for iPod is an inexpensive compromise for portable video, allowing you to turn your existing 30GB iPod video, iPod mini or iPod nano into a video iPod. Simply slip your iPod into the case, connect it to a video and\or audio source, and record. The recorder uses a standard TV, cable, satellite or any other analog source to record. It records in MPEG-1, 2, 4, AVI, Windows Media or QuickTime.

 iSee Video Recorder
Credit: iSee

The iSee 360i, which was named "2006 Macworld Best of Show," will ship in April along with a full line of accessories.

The product measures 6 inches by 3.2 inches by 1.1 inches and weighs 6 ounces. It has a 3.6-inch screen that boasts a 91 percent larger viewing area than the iPod video. The 360i lasts for four hours on a replaceable rechargeable battery. It can be pre-ordered through TigerDirect.com for $249.99.