It's a good price, but it's Windows-only. I think I'd prefer the Pogoplug solution because it's actually a computer unto itself and can be configured to do things like stream the video from a connected webcam directly to the Internet (or be a webserver itself) with no other computer needed.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I like the price and idea of this thing. I don't really have a use for this. But it would be nice if your sgaring files from a flash drive or storage device. I don't see a point in connecting a mp3 expect if your lazy to unplug and replug in to another computer :D
Ah but the real question is: Does it support hubs.
No, Never really thought about it.
Yes it seems like a good idea.I wonder how long it will be before they turn this into an internal type device? Or maybe even a built in unit on the motherboard. I guess the real question is, isn't this something that is best solved by a software issue. Basically if you have all systems networked and have the remote on. Then it would be a OS issue to be able to control all devices from any of the network computers. Plus you would have to have remote running so you can use the proprietary software on each separate unit.
If this is just a Plug n play device then it is pretty neat. The only other question would be security when you leave your computer open for use at remote locations.
Computers already do this with Printers, scanners, and often hard drives.
The issue is that you must have a computer on, not in sleep mode, for other computers to access it. This is nice in that you don't have to have that.
On the other hand, each computer has to install drivers for anything that gets plugged in, and 30 MB/s isn't really enough for a USB-tv tuner. Still very cool technology.
Yep, I think it's a good idea and will probably buy a few of them too.
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