I feel like this video stole creative ideas from Apple, Spotify, and corning glass. Honestly, it's a really cool idea, I just think the price point is a little high. I feel you could do the same thing with a rasberry pi, some freeware, and $20 hard drive enclosure.
This looks really cool but I feel like because of it's price and like dorkstar pointed out it's wide array of equally capable and less expensive media solutions it'll only appeal to a small amount of people. I like the idea of people able to play high quality audio but that's something I could do with any computer, for about $400 along with other functionality for normal computer and media use that includes video.
They showed a scene of a family gather in front of a pair of speakers and an Olive ONE but that really doesn't happen, a family is MUCH more likely to gather in front of the TV for multiple forms of media like music but also video.
Most peoples existing speakers and sound systems are also already centered around their TV's, so how is the Olive ONE supposed to integrate with that with the potential that there may be an HTPC or Gaming console that satisfies most peoples everyday needs already. The justification for a person to go out and buy a $400 immobile device for use only in home just isn't there :/
Yep, think you hit this right on the said OSunday. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the people who will buy this are probably the same who are buying 4k televisions.
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