Black Box: The World’s Lightest Portable DVR

Black Box: The World’s Lightest Portable DVR


Tired of fumbling with giant set top boxes so that you can record some video? Then take a gander at the Black Box Digital Video Recorder. As you can see from the pic provided, this thing is pretty freaking small. In fact, considering that it measures just 2.6 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches, you could easily fit this in your pocket and forget about it.

The Black Box portable DVR weighs just 45 grams and comes with a tiny preview LCD so that you know exactly what you’re recording. (On a side note, I’m sure I’ve seen that model somewhere before… that shot must be part of a stock photo service somewhere.) And get this: it records DVD-quality VGA videos at a very respectable 30fps. That’s a lot of guts for something this small.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have any memory of its own, relying on its miniSD slot for storage. And the one part of the Black Box that isn’t particularly small is its price. It costs $500.