D-Link, the household name for wireless router introduced a stylish addition to any home entertainment environment, the D-Link Pebble, an uniquely designed media player that lets users play virtually all of their media in an attractive, easy-to-use and compact device.
This is the second set top box from D-Link after the $200 Boxee, a PC that bring Web video contents to your living room TV and entertainment center.
Pebble streams music, photos and video wherever they are stored. On external hard drives, in USB thumb drives, SD/XM/Flash memory cards, network attached storage (NAS) devices, PCs or the Internet. An optional dongle is available for wireless 802.11n connectivity.
When attached to a home network — either wired or wireless — the D-Link Pebble accepts media files from any PC on the network or NAS device, and allows playback on the entertainment center TV and stereo with high-resolution quality and crystal clear sound. The intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) makes user navigation quick and point-click-and-play easy.
The USB 2.0 ports support an external hard drive, thumbdrives, various memory card formats and a USB wireless dongle. HDMI 1.3 and analog video output and composite audio also are built into the Pebble for the ultimate viewing and listening experience.
Price and Availability
The D-Link Pebble will be available in the first half of 2010 through the company’s vast network of retail and retail outlets, and at D-Link’s online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com, for the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) expected to be $119.99.