Gadget of the Day – iCube iRec

Getting Green Wing repeats and 24 onto our Apple players can be such a fiendish job that we usually just reach for a handy iPod TV recorder and rip it

Getting Green Wing repeats and 24 onto our Apple players can be such a fiendish job that we usually just reach for a handy iPod TV recorder and rip it straight from the box.This particular one, the iRec, follows the first two rules of any credible iPod accessory by firstly being white and, secondly, by having an 'i' in its name – perfect. It also takes a leaf out of Apple's book by being incredibly simple to use.After using the bundled software to set the recording quality, it's just a simple case of plugging it into the telly and hitting the appropriate record button to set it for 30, 60, 120 or 180 minutes of televisual encoding – no complicated programming here.It'll munch from TVs, DVD players and set-top boxes, and manage up to 100 minutes of recording at full VGA quality, or 160 minutes in the top 416x240pixel widescreen mode. It'll also keep your iPod topped up on juice to ensure it doesn't pack-in half way through Curb Your Enthusiasm.It's all so simple we think even your granny could use it, if she had an iPod that is. Which, of course, ours does.

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iCube iRec Price: £100 On sale: Now Contact: iCube Related stories: How to get video on your iPod and PSP