Two years ago the Google god in the sky gave unto us a $35 dollar media-streaming dongle, and lo, it was good. Pretty good anyway, and it got better with software updates, but it still has lagging tendencies. Well, it’s 2015 baby, so what’s the new Chromecast got? Less lag! And... that’s pretty much it. But honestly,…
Logitech may have balked on their relationship with the Google TV platform, but Sony's new Google TV streamer is hard evidence that the company is fully committed to the Android-based IPTV ecosystem.
B&O's products have such an air of wealth to them, I'm surprised more owners aren't killed each year. Their latest home-music system comes in at $3,350, and streams music from PCs, network servers, hard drives, other wireless devices and from over 13,000 internet radio stations.
The Xtreamer Prodigy is a mysterious media streamer that hasn't fully revealed itself quite yet, but its makers claim it's a device that not only supports Apple's AirPlay streaming spec, but also Flash, HTML5 and USB 3.0. The 1080p streamer has 512MB RAM, 7.1 digital audio support and can house a harddrive up to 3TB…
Cloud Systems' Pogoplug is the little Linux-based box that can turn any hard drive into a NAS/Server, streaming photos and music not only over LAN, but the internet as well. With the latest iteration, Pogoplug can now stream HD video.
Theoretically, Boxee is like a cheaper Google TV that can play back every file type imaginable, as well as stream internet videos through its browser + Flash player setup. In reality, it only does one of those things well.
By lowering the price to $99, Apple has made a bold thrust into the living room, proclaiming, "This is the streamer for the masses." But, ho, masses! Should you add this relatively inexpensive box to your increasingly cluttered TV system?
The Gadget: Sling Pro HD is the top of the line Slingbox that streams your cable to any computer that can connect to the internet. The Sling Pro HD is a big step forward for Sling, now centered around the full HD experience, with component inputs, and OVA tuner, and 1080 HD streaming not just over local networks, but…
The Gadget: The Squeezebox Boom from Logitech streams music from your PC or the internet via an 802.11b/g or Ethernet connection. Unlike previous Squeezeboxes, the Boom also throws in a pair of 30-watt speakers.
Like a regular Squeezebox, the Squeezebox Boom streams music from a PC or internet radio station over 802.11g. Unlike the classic, it has a pair of 3/4-inch soft dome tweeters and 30inch woofers biamped with 30 watts of juice.