Linksys – You will be missed

[Update] It’s always a sad day when a brand that we’ve grown to know and love meets its tragic end. This usually happens when a company is acquired by another, then after a period of transition, the name is dropped. Some names like Compaq have stuck around for some time. Linksys, however, is not so lucky.


Linksys throw the codec bucket at latest media streamer

After critiquing Lenovo’s lounge-bound ThinkCentre media PCs for their “unique” design, it’s nice to see that some things intended to sit under your TV are a little more classical in appearance.  Linksys’ KiSS 1600 Wireless Media Hub is, judging by the size of the DVD tray, a compact way to stream anything up to 720p HD video spilt out of its HDMI port.


There’s also a USB port for adding media to the network via an external hard-drive, say, or flash memory key.  Assuming you’ve got broadband you can stream internet radio and play online games; all for a smudge over $500.

Linksys [via Crunch Gear]

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