Stream Your Media Content to…Almost Anything?

| January 8, 2011 | Reply

If you’re a fan of media streaming, you might want to consider getting this handy little guy–the Wireless Media Stick. The purpose of this product is to stream to just about anything with a USB port. It comes with Wi-Fi, so you can connect to your network and stream to anything that can recognize a mass storage device. It’ll cost you $120, but this product can be connected to a Mac or PC,  PS3, Xbox, or whatever else you might think up. There is also a rumored Android app that would allow for users to share all their content on their device. It’s supposed to hit the Android Market on January 30th, so keep your eyes peeled. As of yet, no such app is out there for Blackberry or iOS, but they’re in the works. Let us know your thoughts on the Wireless Media Stick, particularly if you purchase one and try it out!

The Wireless Media Stick is an interesting little product that aims to bring media streaming to pretty much anything with a USB port. If the concept sounds familiar, that’s because it kind of is — we reviewed the Infinitec Infinite USB Memory Drive late last year. This USB stick has built-in WiFi, so you connect it to your network and can plug it into pretty much anything with a USB port that can read a mass storage device. We saw it demoed in a Blu-ray player as well as an iPod dock (both USB-equipped of course), and in the short time we spent with it the thing seemed to work as advertised. Under the hood it’s essentially a Samba client, so all you have to do is share a folder on your Mac or PC and it’ll show up in your Xbox, PS3, or whatever other box you’ve got it plugged into. We also saw an Android app that enables you to share all your content on your device straight to the stick, which should be hitting the Android Market January 30th. There are also BlackBerry and iOS versions in the works, but we weren’t told when to expect them. We watched a playback of a Green Hornet movie trailer streamed to the device and it didn’t seem to have much lag, but we’ll have to put one through the paces to make a final judgment call. If you want to pick one up, it’ll cost you a cool $120.

Source: Engadget

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I’m from New Hampshire, and I’ve been a nerd since the age of 5. I’m currently rocking a Droid X, but in the past, I’ve owned Droid 1, Blackberry Storm 2, and Blackberry Storm 1. I’m an analyst by day and a tech blogger by night.