The Xtreamer Prodigy ($210) is powerful media streamer for digital geeks who prefer that their media libraries remain unsullied by the software whims of Apple or Microsoft. Packed with a 750Mhz CPU, USB 3.0, integrated 802.11n Wifi, a 3.5 inch hard drive bay capable of supporting up to 3TB, and even HDMI 1.4 to handle 3D content – it’s got everything you’d want from a home theater PC for about half the cost. Those impressive physical traits are supported by a sleek user interface, which neatly organizes locally stored media content such as movies and music, in virtually every format including DVD/Blu-ray.iso files, as well as streaming content from networked drives or online sources such as Pandora, MLB.tv, and YouTube XL. A full fledged web-browser is on board too that’s completely Flash compliant, and according to the company, a firmware update will soon give the mighty box the ability to run Android 2.2 — potentially opening an entirely new can of media-related whoop ass. Available for pre-order now, early buyers will receive a free mini QWERTY keyboard with their purchase while supplies last. Expect finished units to ship starting September 15th.
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