Archive for December, 2011

New Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 HTPC

SMK-Link Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard

Lats month Lenovo released its new IdeaCentre Q180 home theater PC. The skinny box sports a 2.13GHz Intel Atom dual-core CPU with Radeon HD 6450A graphics and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It’s enough for 1080p playback smoothly. Additionally it can have a 750GB HDD or a 128GB SSD and Blu-ray drive. To hook up displays and peripheries HDMI, VGA, and S/PDIF output can be used together with USB 3.0 ports. Wireless connectivity is performed via Bluetooth or 802.11b/g/n WiFi. Also the IdeaCentre Q180 comes with compact wireless keyboard. It includes QWERTY keyboard, trackball and keys for media control.

The price for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 HTPC starts from $349. So, if you’re thinking about your own media center based on PC then new product of Lenovo can be your choice.

SMK-Link launched Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard

SMK-Link Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard

This cool game-controller styled wireless mini keyboard can help all HTPC owners to control their devices easy and handy. It includes capacitive touchpad, QWERTY keyboard, 20 function keys, 7 hot keys and even a Windows MCE launch button (PC version). Not bad for $69.99 and support of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux!

[via Engadged]

VIA ARTiGO 1150: small nettop with big potential

SMK-Link Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard

VIA launched ARTiGO 1150 – small nettop with can replace some big box near your TV. Compact (just 14.6 x 9.9 x 5.2 cm) and mere box is powered by dual-core Eden X2 processor clocked at 1GHz and a VX900H graphics which enough to support 1080p playback. Additionally up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and one 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD can be installed inside it. ARTiGO 1150 has HDMI and VGA output to connect to TV or monitor, gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 host ports, plus optional WiFi adapter and SD card reader.

The new VIA ARTiGO 1150 is available now and priced at $265 (barebone version). It can be good option as a media player or media client. But be carefully with Linux. Because VIA hardware had a big problems under Linux. Hope current stage is better.

Slacker Radio come to Sonos wireless music systems

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Sonos users now have another option for online radio called Slacker:

  • 10 times larger music catalog than Pandora
  • Only service to offer listening options ranging from Personal Radio to on-demand, allowing listeners to lean back and enjoy radio or lean forward to create playlists, hear entire albums and more
  • Offers a range of non-music content including personalized ESPN sports news, comedy, ABC News, festival stations with exclusive artist interviews, band/artist curated “Spotlight” stations and more
  • Offers over 150 custom genre stations hand programmed by expert DJs. DJ’s curation also influences listener-created custom stations

See the full press release after break. BTW, Logitech Squeezebox added support of Slacker Radio long time ago.
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