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Media Players

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]