may have been a little known computer company just a few years
back, but today it's gaining steam and branching out into more and more
areas. Take this product for example, the O!Play AIR HDP-R3. It's the
second set-top box in the "O!Play" lineup, and while this one doesn't
look at that different (physically, anyway), there are a few nice
extras added in for those who chose to pass on the first edition.
At its core, this is a simple media streamer/player. You simply hook it
up near your HDTV, get it on your network (via Ethernet or Wi-Fi), and
then enjoy whatever media you have on your network. This one ships with
802.11n support, which should get high-def content from your media
collection to your television without as many drops. It also ships with
in inbuilt card reader, which allows for media to be loaded locally so
long as it's on a CF, SD MMC, or Memory Stick/MSDuo card.
You'll also find an HDMI 1.3 ports, USB 2.0 port, eSATA/USB 2.0 combo
port and a Wi-Fi LED indicator on the front. We're hearing that it will
ship soon in Europe for around €90, but we're still eager to see if
it'll ship to the US.