Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | CES

 

HSTi Brings Android Wireless Media Stick to CES 2011

A low cost Smart TV alternative?

Jan 3 2011, 5:59pm CST | by

10 Updates
HSTi Brings Android Wireless Media Stick to CES 2011
 
 

Comments

Full Story

HSTi Brings Android Wireless Media Stick to CES 2011

Like most tech-nerds, I love being able to quickly stream media from one device to another. Also like most tech-nerds, I hate dealing with freaking cords. The TV tends to be across the room from the couch. Which means using my smartphone's HDMI-port renders me phone-less for the duration of the movie.

Thankfully, HSTi is bringing a new product to CES 2011 that promises to alleviate this terrible plight. Their Wireless Media Stick allows you to stream content from any Android device to any PC, Mac or device with a USB playback port. It even works with Google TV or your gaming console.

All you do is plug the stick into the display device and it creates a wireless bridge between the device and your Android handset or tablet. It comes with an Android app that handles control functionality and turns your phone into a streaming powerhouse.

My main concern with a product like this is lag- no one wants to watch choppy video because the router gets clogged with traffic or because your home is in a 3G dead-zone. There's a definite up-shot to just sticking your files on a USB drive and plugging them in. Or taking the time to set up a decent home network.

The big advantage here would be the ability to stream media from Netflix or Hulu straight from your phone to your TV. The stick basically acts like a poor man's Google TV in that case, with your phone serving as the "remote". The advantage this has over other streaming services? No monthly fees, and no blocked networks.

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

4 Firms In Iskandar Malaysia Get Facilitation Fund Totalling RM16.2 Million

Source: Malaysia Today

MALAYSIA-WEATHER-FLOOD
(Bernama) – Four companies have received the facilitation fund amounting to RM16.2 million from TERAJU@Iskandar Malaysia in an information sharing programme on business opportunities a ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 13 hours ago, 7:42am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Selangor’s Watergate about to explode

Source: Malaysia Today

LEBANON-SAMAHA-AZMI BISHARA-ISRAEL
Anwar brought Wan Azmi to meet Khalid to try to resolve this matter. Anwar supports the RM2.5 billion claim but Khalid is stubbornly sticking to the figure ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 1 day ago, 4:12am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

GLCs told to provide RM7 billion to develop Bumiputera firms

Source: Malaysia Today

EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM - Day One
(The Malaysian Insider) – Putrajaya has directed government-linked companies (GLC) to generate RM7 billion in business opportunities for Bumiputera firms this year, Prime Minister Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak... READ MORE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 17 2014, 2:05am CDT
 

Update: 7

Rafizi shows proof of Putrajaya’s hand in contentious carpet-trader loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli today revealed documents to prove Putrajaya interfered in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan to ‎controversial businessman D ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 16 2014, 2:16am CDT
 

Update: 6

PAS MP claims Bank Rakyat loaned carpet-trader RM215m, interest free

Source: Malaysia Today

(Malay Mail Online) – Controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan (pic) was given a whopping RM215 million interest-free loan from state-owned Bank Rakyat, a PAS lawmaker alleged today, despite Putr ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 14 2014, 5:52am CDT
 

Update: 5

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over the ownership of the... R ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 

Update: 4

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar... REA ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

Update: 3

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in Berjaya Times... RE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 2

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

"GOLDEN ASIA" Tokyo Premiere Press Conference
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines the... READ M ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 1

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest following ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Peyton Manning Not Slowing Down in 2014
Peyton Manning Not Slowing Down in 2014
Thirty-eight-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is showing no signs of slowing down as training camp officially kicked off on July 24.
 
 
Justin Blackmon Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Justin Blackmon Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Still Hasn't Given Up On Blackmon
 
 
Pittsburgh Steelers to Wear Chuck Noll's Initials
Pittsburgh Steelers to Wear Chuck Noll's Initials
The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear the late Chuck Noll's initial's on their helmets during the 2014 NFL season as a tribute to their former coach.
 
 
San Diego Comic-Con&#039;s Film Festival Features Indie &#039;The Posthuman Project&#039;
San Diego Comic-Con's Film Festival Features Indie 'The Posthuman Project'
Comic-Con International Film Festival will feature Kyle Roberts' teenage superhero indie film "The Posthuman Project," a one of the few to get a full-length showing.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.