Media Player

May 272015
 

Asus Chromebit Stick PC

The Chromebit is the latest Chrome device from Asus designed to turn any LCD display featuring an HDMI plug into a fully functional PC!
Simply remove the protection cap, twist the HDMI head to a comfortable position, plug the Chromebit in, connect a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control the device and you’re ready to roll!

The Asus Chromebit is just a tad larger than a regular lighter, is powered by a ARM Cortex A17 Rockchip CPU and a quad-core ARM 760 Mali GPU, comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage, Wi-Fi connection for internet access, Bluetooth 4.0 to interconnect with other devices and peripherals, an additional USB 2.0 for connecting external storage drives and will run on Google’s Chrome OS. The Asus Chromebit will be available in the summer of 2015.

$100 | BUY NOW
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Feb 042015
 

Universal Pocket Wall Projector For iPhone, Android And Laptops
Either you’re a professional always on the road and you need to make a sales presentation, you’re a family guy who wants to enjoy some cool recorded videos on your iPhone, play a game on a big screen or watch a movie, or you’re at the office and you want to make a video conference call with your business partners or even with your buddies, a portable micro projector might be the best solution for you! Small, portable and lightweight enough to always carry them in your bag or laptop sleeve, pocket projectors have all chances to become your new best friend and help you better accomplish your work tasks as well as better enjoying those cool family moments recorded on your phone’s memory!

ALSO CHECK the iPhone Pico DLP Projector, the WowWee 8410 Cinemin Swivel Portable Projector For iPhone and the Full HD (1080p) HDMI Wall Pocket Projector we featured earlier.

The Smartphone Pocket Projector from Hammacher is a one of these cool portable projectors designed to work with iPhone, Android smartphone and tablets, iPad, Windows and Mac laptops and desktops, home media players – basically any gadget that can output video signal via HDMI or VGA plugs. The pocket projector outputs 55 lumens and 720p HD resolution, sports an internal audio speaker for playing audio and video files, features a microSD slot and an internal media player which can play most audio and video formats, includes a MHL adapter for connecting compatible Android devices and it’s powered by internal rechargeable battery which allows around 1.5 hours of continuous projection on a full charge.

$269.95 | BUY NOW
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Oct 032014
 

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote Controller
As technology advances with big steps and everyday hundreds and thousands of new gadgets are released to the market to make our lives easier, there was time somebody took a closer look at the good old remote controller and bring it into the 21st century!

Don’t get me wrong! There were other remote controllers too that got upgraded to the digital world (take for example the Logitech Harmony Touch), but can we really consider them Smart?

Logitech’s news lines of Harmony remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate Home, not only allows you to control all your media devices from one single controller, but also helps you control your entire home while you’re lying on the couch enjoying our favorite show.

The Harmony Ultimate Home control kit syncs with your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth 4.0 and allows you to control your home automation system via the free iOs and Android Logitech apps. On the other end, the smart controller connects to various devices in your house using infrared (IR), Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless signal allowing you to control all your home automation as well as media devices from one master remote.
Another cool option worth mentioning is the possibility of creating user defined macros (recording and replaying a suite of actions by only touching one button). Let’s say for example that your regular routing for watching a movie is: close the window, dim the light, extend the couch, turn on the TV and the media player, set the picture and audio modes to Movie and set the starting volume to 57. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home allows your to record all these actions and re-do them by simply hitting the assigned command button (of course, we assume that your home automation system already allows you to automate all these actions). Cool, isn’t it?

$319 | BUY NOW

 

Apr 162014
 

Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Car Models
If you were disappointed by Apple introducing their new CarPlay functionality only to new car lines and you thought you’ll have to buy a new car to get your hands on it, I have a good news for you!

Pioneer just released their latest line of car gadgets – the Pioneer Nex CarPlay Receiver! As the name states, the Nex acts as a receiver, connects to your iPhone via Apple’s CarPlay connection and gives access to all your smartphone’s on-board and cloud-based features. The Nex comes in a handful of models, is compatible with most car makes and models (it replaces your stereo) and gives you access to fully use Siri, navigation, music and video playing, make and receive calls and messaging. Simply hook the Lightning plug to your iPhone and you’re ready to go!

$700 | BUY NOW
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Apr 032014
 

Upgrade Your Home Media Player With The Amazons Fire TV
After Apple TV, Google Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon make their entrance in the video streaming gadgets world with the Fire TV. Designed as a small box which you connect to you TV, the Fire TV works with a wide selection of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Watch ESPN, Flixster, Pandora, and, of course, Prime Instant Video. The device is equipped with 2GB or RAM, dedicated GPU, 1080p full HD video, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and voice search “that actually works” as Amazon states!

$99 | BUY NOW
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Dec 132013
 

Airtame - Wireless HDMI Connection Between Devices
Remember Google Chromecast? The Chromecast is an amazing gadget – it allows you to wirelessly transfer a Google Chrome tab to a TV screen allowing you to watch Youtube clips, browse website and even play browser games on your TV set. While all this is amazing, the Chromecast has a limitation – it can only transfer a Chrome tab to the TV screen – no Firefox tabs, no local movie watching, no local pictures slideshows … you get the point.

Enter Airtame – Airtame is designed to use a regular WiFi connection to make a link between your computer (works on Windows, Mac, Linux, desktops and laptops) and any other screen (including TV sets and PC screens). Simply hook up the Airtame into the HDMI port of any screen, turn on your laptop and choose to share or extend your desktop on the newly added screen. That’s it! As simple as it can get – also check the Sony FMP-X1 – The 4K Ultra HD Media Player and the Roku 3 HD Streaming Box for two other ways to stream content to your TV set.

The Airtame is in project stage at Indiegogo and you can secure one for an early bird price of $89 (delivery set for May 2014).

$89 | BUY NOW
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Aug 222013
 

Sony FMP-X1 - The 4K Ultra HD Media Player

The Sony FMP-X1 brings the new 4K Ultra HD (also known as UHD) technology to your home.
UHD is a digital video format (considered by many the next big thing in the TV world) that allows movie recording and playing at a resolution of 3840×2160 – which is the double of the actual 1080p HD standard (1920×1080).

The new player comes preloaded with 10 UHD movies (The Amazing Spider-Man, Bad Teacher, The Karate Kid, The Other Guys,Battle: Los Angeles, That’s My Boy, Salt, Total Recall 2012, Taxi Driver and The Bridge on the River Kwai) and will have access to Sony’s dedicated service called Video Unlimited 4K which will “be the world’s first and only network video service that gives you access to a regularly updated library of full-length 4K Ultra HD feature films and TV shows right in your living room“.

The FMP-X1 player has a 2TB HDD capacity to allow you download content locally, features 2 HDMI slots, 1 SD card slot, 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 inputs and it’s compatible with Sony 4K TVs (3840×2160 play resolution).

$699 | BUY NOW

 

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