You may wonder if the TinyTV 2 is made for ants. It’s possible. This 216 x 135 ‘television’ is just over 2.5cm small. It’s likely the smallest video player you have ever seen, being smaller than most pinky fingers.
At the top of the TinyTV2 is a power button, which turns on the IPS screen. On the lower part of the screen is a rotary knob for volume. Opposite is a knob that changes the channel, with the power button in between. An IR receiver facilitates remote control. Yes, the remote is tiny too. And if you have poor eyesight, you might appreciate the forward-facing speaker more than the dinky display.
It may be small, but it seems a little more advanced than some TV sets. On its back is 8GB of storage for saving over ten hours of video. It runs on a lithium-polymer battery which has a runtime of over two hours. On its rear is a USB-C connector for charging and loading videos.
If you think the Tiny2 is small, wait till you see the Tiny Mini. It features a 64×64 1.5cm OLED screen and a battery that’ll last an hour.
Both TVs are available on Kickstarter for $50 ( around R870).
The TinyTV2 is an upgrade from its predecessor, the original Tiny TV, in terms of both picture and sound quality. But that’s not its only skill. As we said, it’s a bit more advanced than some regular TVs. Using a free app, users are able to connect it to their computer using USB-C. Why would you do this? For fun perhaps?
“This will mirror what is being shown on your computer screen directly onto your TinyTV!” says Kickstarter.
The miniature TVs are available in several different colours or in a clear plastic shell. Besides fitting into small pockets or freaking out other folks while standing in line, you could give one to your kids to keep them occupied. Provided they’re old enough not to swallow it. Unfortunately, there’s no telling how old you have to be to avoid making that mistake. This Kickstarter project is very small, after all.