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Whether you’re planning for a camping trip, or prepping for some outdoor Memorial Day fun, a portable TV should be on your shopping list. Smartphones and notebooks make it easy to wirelessly stream from just about any location with internet service, but that doesn’t mean portable TVs are totally out of style. In fact they’re multi-functional, they cost less than other tech gadgets and are typically more durable, which is perfect if you’re on a camping trip and don’t want to use a phone or an iPad to watch TV (but if you are looking for discounted iPad, click here). And they’re not just for camping. Portable TVs are great for your kitchen, bathroom, or office; as well as picnics and other outings. Another benefit to portable TVs? They’ll come in handy whenever tailgating officially returns to sports.
Because most handheld TVs are battery-operated, they’re especially great when the electricity goes out. Below, find our list of seven of the best portable and handheld TVs that you can buy online. For more tech upgrades see our recommendations for best portable Bluetooth speakers, and best ear plugs for outdoor concerts and more.
The Trexonic Portable 14” LED TV is a lightweight and convenient option for entertainment on the go. Measuring 13.5” x 9” and 1.25” in depth, this rechargeable TV supports 1080p video, with 1366 x 768 resolution. It features multiple ports including HDMISD, MMC, USB, VGA, a headphone jack, and AC inputs and outputs. The TV is also equipped with a built-in digital tuner.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller from Trexonic, try out the brand’s 12” portable TV. It has most of the same features as the Trexonic 14” LED Portable TV but in a smaller size for a cheaper price; and the resolution is slightly lower at 1280 x 720.
This portable TV from SuperSonic serves up great picture quality. It has LED backlighting, an ATSC digital tuner that lets you connect with free-to-air HD television signals. The TV is also equipped with 165-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, a built-in digital TV tuner, and 1280×800 resolution. Plus, card inputs for video audio files from external devices, A/V input jacks, a rotary rod antenna, an earphone jack, built-in speakers, and a 20W rechargeable battery. The TV weighs just under three pounds, and you can get it in screen size ranging from 4”-16.”
Another great option is the Tyler TTV705 14” Portable TV. It’s a little pricier than the other options but it’s worth it. Features include a built-in battery that gives you up to four hours of use on a single charge, built-in stereo speakers and a headphone jack, HDMI, USB, and SD Card Input. The 14” HDTV supports up to 1080p with dual tuners for ATSC and NTSC. The TV supports MP3, JPEG, WMV, and more, and it’s compatible with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Slingbox, and Amazon Firestick.
This 7” Tyler TTV7017 Portable TV is another great buy that is equipped with an AC adapter so you can use it at home; a DC adapter for RV/automobiles, and a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery that will last up to two hours on a single charge. Other features include USB/SD inputs for internal/external playbacks. You can also hook our mini LCD TV to your DVD player or gaming system.
The GJY Portable Digital 10.6 TV” has a rechargeable battery so you can catch your favorite programming while you’re on the go, but it doesn’t haven an HDMI port. The TV also has a smaller resolution than the other TVs (800 x 400), but it’s equipped with an AV input jack, an earphone jack, built-in speakers, and a remote control.
The Leadstar 14” Portable Digital HD TV was designed to use in a car or camper. It’s one of the better reviewed models on the market. It offers high quality picture on an LED screen with 1280 x 800 SD resolution, and a bunch of different ports and jacks for HDMI, stereo loudspeakers, headphones, and more. There’s also an antenna jack (and a mini-antenna), a built-in rechargeable battery, and monitor stand.