Rocking Your Box
There are media players and then there is Strong’s High Definition Rock-Box.
Offered in both Dual and Quad Core formats, Strong says its Rock-Box promises to be the ultimate media player. After playing with our sample, we can say its good. Very good.
Rock-Box has built-in WiFi as well as LAN connection, a full web browser, Android apps and Widgets, file sharing via DLNA, video streaming and multimedia playback.
The feature list is long and includes:
- Play HD movies, music and photos on your HD TV
- Dual and Quad Core versions with Android operating system
- Access Google Playstore for apps, games movies etc
- Connects to RJ45 LAN and any other LAN enabled devices, ideal for NAS multimedia systems
- Has a rotatable, non-detachable WiFi antenna
- Watch multimedia file via USB or Micro SD card, plays virtually any file format
- Suitable for XBMC and other media apps
- 1GB or 2GB RAM, with 8GB or 16GB storage versions
- Built-in Bluetooth and microphone, great for Skype
- Supports Android games, MAME and Retro game emulators
- Multiple ouputs: HDMI, composite
- MEPS power saving in standby
The Strong Rock-Box STRB2 is $169 RRP and STRB4 $299 RRP.
For more information visit Strong Australia.
One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, if there's a speaker he's likely heard it or owned it at some point in his career. Peter was formerly the audio-video editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades.
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