For the low low price of $250 in 1959 money (around $2200 today) plus another $5.25 ($47 now) for the rechargeable battery, you too can own your very own battery powered television. Imagine being able to watch your favourite programs on a plane or train. It’s as handy as a camera. It only weighs 15 and a half pounds.
Yes, the Philco Safari was a real thing. I’m sure it was pretty cool in its time, but portable? It’s only portable in the same way that a piano is portable if you can find enough people.