Hauppauge has announced that their newest game capture device, the HD PVR Rocket, will be available for purchase in North America through BestBuy and other retailers and in Europe at major retailers starting November 15th for a suggested retail price for $169.00/€169.00
The Rocket is a portable recording device, able to record gameplay from modern systems with HDMI video without HDCP or component video and PCs in 1080p definition. The device itself fits in the hand and weighs just 4.6oz. It features a built-in audio mixer and microphone jack, allowing gamers to record commentary along with game audio, a control panel to adjust volume, and has a USB port where a thumb drive can be plugged in to record game play. Hauppauge estimates that a 16GB drive can record 4 hours of footage at 1080p.
After recording, footage can be uploaded to YouTube using the Hauppauge Capture software on Windows. Mac users can use iMovie to upload their footage.