Voodoo IOS (aka Splashtop) video demo on Envy 133

Jul 16, 2008
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While plenty has been made of the Voodoo Envy 133's skinny dimensions, superlative performance and general aggression toward the MacBook Air, Voodoo are also rightly proud of their Splashtop implementation.  A secondary Linux OS, Splashtop allows users to quickly access internet, messaging and VoIP apps without needing to go through the hassle of booting Vista.  Laptop Magazine had some hands-on time with Splashtop on the 133 and came away impressed; check out the demo video and highlights after the cut.

In just five seconds from hitting the Splashtop button - here called Voodoo IOS - you'll see the menu bar with options for the browser, music player, photo viewer, Pidgin (for IM) and Skype, as well as shut-down and booting up Vista.  It takes a further ten seconds to load whichever program you select, and assuming the 133 is using a familiar WiFi network you can be browsing in just 15 seconds overall. 

It's not all perfect yet; although the browser is good, you can't yet download files to the internal hard-drive (though it will let you do so to a USB memory key) nor install plugins despite it apparently being a Firefox build.  The media player can only see certain pre-specified folders on the hard-drive and play content in them, and Skype can't do video calls.

Still, this is a pre-production release and that could change.  Check out the video below to see Voodoo IOS in action.

[via GottaBeMobile]


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