Looking like an up-ended keg, albeit one full of your home media, the oddly-named Moneual I*magine is an HTPC capable of pumping out 1080p, 5.1 surround sound and reacting to voice commands either through a built-in microphone or remotely via Bluetooth headset. However, it’s the straightforward and intuitive interface – presented either on your attached screen or on the 7-inch touchscreen on the I*magine itself – that has garnered the Moneual machine a CES 2008 Innovation nomination.
Powered by an Intel Core2Duo T7300 CPU running at 2.0GHz and running Windows Vista Home Premium, the I*magine has an ATI 2400 PRO 256MB HDMI graphics card and 2GB of RAM. You can enjoy media from the 750GB of onboard SATA storage, via the multi-format DVD drive or downloaded from the internet through the gigabit ethernet connection or b/g WiFi.
Both keyboard and mouse are wireless, and there’s a remote control too.