CES's coolest wireless device
Annoyingly many of the media centre type devices displayed at CES don’t allow user to access web based content like Internet radio stations and streamed video. We think this is a huge oversight. So full marks to Actiontec for offering a wireless Digital Media Player that combines web content access with the ability to display movies and images stored on your PC on a TV.
The Actiontec device has too other really cool features. Firstly it also incorporates web browser enabling use to surf the web via their living room set. Another neat touch is a built in card reader so you can instantly check out image stored on a SD/memory stick CF card etc. The only downside of the device is that it s rather large – bigger than many contemporary DVD players. The device, which uses the 802.11b format, ships to US retailers in February for just $169.95. Here’s hoping for a UK launch (the company has a presence in the UK here) soon.