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Brite-View CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD Media Player Announced, Pre-Order Now

Brite-View CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD Media Player Announced, Pre-Order Now

It's been almost a full year since we reported on Brite-View's CinemaTube media player, and that means it's just about perfect timing to get an upgraded, new model, right? Well lucky you, because Brite-View agrees with that sentiment. They've just pulled the cover off their CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD media player -- and yes, that may be the longest title for a gadget we've seen in awhile.

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Addonics NAS25HDU2 NAS caddy: plenty of promise, a few annoying flaws

Addonics NAS25HDU2 NAS caddy: plenty of promise, a few annoying flaws

We want to find Addonics NAS25HDU2 single-drive NAS adapter appealing - after all, a hard-drive caddy that makes any HDD network-accessible, as well as offering printer sharing and standalone BitTorrent downloads has to be good, right? - but there are a few blemishes on the spec sheet that have us looking elsewhere.  We can live without the RAID support, after all we're assuming you're not keeping your entire system backup on a single-drive solution, but the 10/100 rather than gigabit ethernet interface is at odds with the media server image.

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Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS Review

Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS Review

We liked the original Iomega StorCenter ix2 back when we reviewed it roughly twelve months ago, but the rest of the home NAS market has advanced in the intervening period and the ix2 is looking a little stale. To address that fact, Iomega have launched the StorCenter ix2-200, their second-gen version of the dual-drive backup station, now boasting removable storage and more. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Brite-View CinemaTube is an HD Media Player With Integration

Brite-View CinemaTube is an HD Media Player With Integration

The CinemaTube has gone up for pre-order today. It's a media player that connects to your tv, and gives you the ability to watch stored movies, pictures, and other videos right from the box. No longer have to worry about physical media anymore, just in case you were one of those people who thought that the way of the disk was for dinosaurs. Media is going the digital way, and Brite-View wants you to get there in the high definition way.

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

Myka open-source media player takes on Apple TV

Myka open-source media player takes on Apple TV

Attempting to take on the Apple TV comes Myka, an open-source digital media receiver that trades movie studio approval for a standalone BitTorrent client and more A/V codec support than you could shake a metaphorical stick at.  Packing hard-drives up to 500GB in capacity, the compact box also supports remote access from any internet-enabled PC or cellphone.

Video demos after the cut

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