Zotac, known for its HTPC and mini PCs, introduces two new little boxes for media sharing. The StreamBox is designed for streaming audio, video and images from smartphone and tablets to a HDTV, while the RAIDbox is a storage enclosure for mSATA drives.
The StreamBox sits between your mobile devices and HDTV for easy sharing of media. The box connects to a HDTV via HDMI output and wirelessly streams audio, video and image media files from any DLNA-enabled smartphone, tablets and notebooks via DLNA protocol. It can even mirror the screen of Android smartphone or tablets with Miracast capability, allowing users to play games, browse the web and social networks on a bigger screen HDTV. The media box also supports media playback from USB storage devices. It has a Ethernet LAN jack and dual-band WiFi 802.11n support for network connectivity.
The RAIDbox is basically a USB 3.0 enclosure that has room for up to two mSATA SSD drives. Users can choose from 4 operation modes – RAID 0 that spand data across two drive for increased performance; RAID 1 for data protection, JBOB for use two drives independently, and BIG mode that allows users to use the two SSDs as one big drive. With the RAIDbox, you can bring your mSATA SSDs with you for high-speed data access. It has a tool-less design for easy installation and is USB-powered.