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New iPod-ready kitchen TV

Engadget recently tracked down this kitchen-ready iPod TV. Philip's new DCD778 offers a flip-down screen with an iPod mounting dock, Just pop in your iPod and watch it on the 8.5-inch widescreen LCD. The unit also provides a built-in ATSC/NTSC TV tuner, AM/FM radio, DVD playback and (of course!) a cooking timer.

It supports 4G and 5G iPods as well as the mini and nano. Philips expects to start shipping the units later this month. The price will be around $400.

Erica Sadun holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, co-written, and contributed to dozens of books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming and digital media. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement.