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Media Players

Google Nexus Q - The World's First Social Streaming Media Player

Google has unveiled the Nexus Q, which is claimed to be the world’s first streaming media player. Powered by the Google Android 4.0 operating system, the gadget comes jam packed with dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a 1GB of RAM, a 16GB of storage capacity and a 25W amplifier. This orb-shaped media player has 32 LEDs that light up according to the tones/frequency in music. Additional specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, a micro HDMI, Ethernet and a micro USB port. The Google Nexus Q retails for $299. [Google]

Futeko Releases Bluetimes Smart TV

by Johan on June 26, 2012

Futeko Releases Bluetimes Smart TV

Futeko has proudly introduced its latest creation in the form of the Bluetimes Smart TV. Priced at £57.99 (approx. $90), this media player runs on the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. The Futeko Bluetimes Smart TV is powered by a Cortex A9 Amlogic 8726 processor, a 4GB of internal memory and a Mali400 GPU chipset. Other features include Ethernet, WiFi and access to Google’s Play Store. [Futeko]

Sony Google TV-enabled NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player

Online store J&R has started taking pre-orders for the Sony Google TV-enabled NSZ-GS7 network media player. Priced at $199, the gadget will upgrade any TV into a smart TV. The NSZ-GS7 comes equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard, a motion control, a microphone for voice commands and a touchpad that supports gestures. Other features include web browsing, networks support and picture-in-picture. [Product Page]

Buffalo LT-V200 Link Theater Media Player

by Johan on January 26, 2012

Buffalo LT-V200 Link Theater Media Player

The new Buffalo LT-V200 Link Theater media player provides a SATA port and a USB port, so you can turn this media player into a Network-attached storage. The device also has a Remote Play function, allowing you to stream content to your Android tablets or iOS devices. The Buffalo LT-V200 supports most of famous multimedia format such as MPEG-1/2, WMV9, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Divx HD, FLV, Real Video, AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, Dolby Digital and DTS. The Buffalo LT-V200 Link Theater media player will be released in Japan next month for 14,000 Yen ($180). [Akihabara]

Seagate GoFlex Cinema Media Drive

by Johan on October 12, 2011

Seagate GoFlex Cinema Media Drive

The Seagate GoFlex Cinema media drive is ideal for movie buffs. Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB of storage capacities, this home entertainment storage center is able to store all of your favorite movies. The Seagate GoFlex Cinema supports most of popular file formats including Xvid HD, AVI, MPEG-2 (VOB/ISO), MPEG-1, MPEG-4 (Xvid), AVC HD, H.264, MKV, FLV, MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC and WMA. You can connect this media drive directly to your HDTV or projector via an HDMI or a composite video output. The Seagate GoFlex Cinema is currently available in Europe for $136(1TB), $177(2TB), and $246(3TB). [Slashgear]

Xtreamer SideWinder 2 Media Player

by Johan on September 19, 2011

Xtreamer SideWinder 2 Media Player

Amazon has started selling the Xtreamer SideWinder 2 media player for $169.48. For your info, the original price was $199.99, so you can save $30.51. What makes the Xtreamer SideWinder 2 media player special is that it is powered by a powerful Realtek RTD 1185 processor and supports the USB 3.0 interface. What’s more, this media player also features a 1080P HD video playback, an HTML 5 API, a built-in Wi-Fi, the Adobe Flash Web browser, a 256MB DDR3 RAM, an HDMI port, and a slot for a 2.5-inch hard disk drive. [Amazon via 7Gadgets]

Roku 2 HD, XS And XD Media Streaming Devices

Roku has introduced three new additions to its line of streaming video players, the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS. The Roku 2 HD player supports up to 720p HD video, while the Roku 2 XD player supports up to 1080p HD video. The Roku 2 XS includes an Ethernet port and USB port for playing music and videos. This model also brings a full free version of Rovio’s Angry Birds game on to TV for the first time. All Roku 2 models provide support for wireless Internet connections, Bluetooth connectivity and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Additional games will be available shortly after launch including Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons. The Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS are priced at $59.99, $79.99 and $99.99, respectively. Read more

AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV Media Player

by Johan on July 20, 2011

AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV Media Player

AMEX Digital today unveiled the MP-G7 Media Gate Android TV media player. The gadget is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex processor that is capable of delivering full HD video output over HDMI. The AMEX Digital MP-G7 also supports USB devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. Other specs include a 2.5-inch hard drive, an SD memory card slot, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. The AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV media player is priced at around $200. [AMEX Digital]

Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro

by Johan on June 15, 2011

Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro

The Pocket HiFi C4 Pro from Colorfly is the first media player, which is capable of playing 24bit/192KHz WAV files. Targeted at audiophiles, the gadget features a luxurious hand-engraved black walnut housing, a CIRRUS Logic CS4398 DAC and CS8422 SRC chips, which gives the player a crisp, clear sound (108dB signal-to-noise ratio) that is close to what the ear can hear (120dB dynamic range). Other features include an SPDIF port, a microSD slot and headphone jacks in both 6.3 or 3.5-mm sizes. The Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro is priced at $799 a pop. [Product Page]

Yamaha NPS2000 Network Player

by Johan on March 10, 2011

Yamaha has rolled out the NPS2000 network player in Japan. The NPS2000 will play music files stored on your home computer network from a NAS drive, or home PC/ Mac via your network into your home HiFi system with the very highest level of sound quality. The Yamaha NPS2000 has no hard drive or CD drive, which eliminates all sources of electrical noise. The back panel of this network player also features extensive connectivity including balanced audio outputs on XLR connectors, making sure the Yamaha NPS2000 matches high end pre-amplifiers and integrated amplifiers. What’s more, the Yamaha NPS2000 is compatible with FLAC, WAV, MP3, WMA and AAC. The new Yamaha NPS2000 retails for 208,950 Yen or around $2,523. [HiFiGear]