By Andrew Liszewski
According to wireless goodness, the Excalibur Wireless News Ticker, which was recently approved by the FCC, lets you stay on top of news and other events via a scrolling text display, not unlike what you’d find at the stock market. Since the Excalibur’s interface and display are pretty basic, all of the setup is done via a PC app which lets you add and customize RSS feeds which are then streamed to the display with an included USB dongle.
There will also be a couple of custom branded versions of the device in conjunction with The Weather Channel and Fox Sports that are designed to focus on weather and sports respectively, though I assume they’ll be able to display regular RSS feeds as well. It’s powered by a set of 4xAA batteries which will hopefully last a while given the ‘no frills’ nature of the Excalibur, and while pricing hasn’t been announced yet, it’s expected to be available in time for the holiday season.