USB FlashDrive-sized computer

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USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#1 Postby lucky9 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:09 am

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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#2 Postby Adrian » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:25 am

$199 is a bit expensive for that, but they will make a great media devices (by the way they need a special HDMI port that provides electricity, I think only new TVs have that)

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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#3 Postby m_pav » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:49 pm

You sure about that? From what I read, it takes its power from the USB port, so you'd need a USB extension cable to use it with a TV and you could plug it into one of the HDMI ports.

I could see people using these with Projectors to eliminate the issues with distance to HDMI cables, if they could find some method of controlling it. Maybe the devs have a built in remote display through wireless??. That would rock.

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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#4 Postby JBoman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:51 pm

lucky9 wrote:They don't get much smaller: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/201 ... eorder.ars


They are certainly working to >
http://www.picotux.com/

And getting closer by the minute >
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/ ... r-created/

not to mention the self constucting cellular sized ones using proteins and enzymes to build :eek:
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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#5 Postby Adrian » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:52 pm

m_pav wrote:You sure about that? From what I read, it takes its power from the USB port, so you'd need a USB extension cable to use it with a TV and you could plug it into one of the HDMI ports.

I could see people using these with Projectors to eliminate the issues with distance to HDMI cables, if they could find some method of controlling it. Maybe the devs have a built in remote display through wireless??. That would rock.

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You are probably right, it can use USB for power, although I see it requires HDMI 2.1 which I don't know what it is. http://www.fxitech.com/products/

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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#6 Postby richb » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:35 pm

Adrian wrote:
m_pav wrote:You sure about that? From what I read, it takes its power from the USB port, so you'd need a USB extension cable to use it with a TV and you could plug it into one of the HDMI ports.

I could see people using these with Projectors to eliminate the issues with distance to HDMI cables, if they could find some method of controlling it. Maybe the devs have a built in remote display through wireless??. That would rock.

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You are probably right, it can use USB for power, although I see it requires HDMI 2.1 which I don't know what it is. http://www.fxitech.com/products/

Good question. I can only find 1.4 listed as the latest specification for HDMI
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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#7 Postby lesley221257 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:34 pm

Quite impressive! Can't wait for the day when I can carry a computer around the size of a lipstick. Thing is you still have to find a screen and a means to comfortably input your data. Big opening for linux tablets I'd say - netbook keyboards are uncomfortable to use for any length of time. Unless someone can develop folding versions!

No doubt when the price is right we'll all be buying them. Remember everyone laughed at the eee but it wasn't long before lots of manufacturers were producing netbooks.

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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#8 Postby Danum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:50 pm

richb wrote:
Adrian wrote:
m_pav wrote:You sure about that? From what I read, it takes its power from the USB port, so you'd need a USB extension cable to use it with a TV and you could plug it into one of the HDMI ports.

I could see people using these with Projectors to eliminate the issues with distance to HDMI cables, if they could find some method of controlling it. Maybe the devs have a built in remote display through wireless??. That would rock.

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You are probably right, it can use USB for power, although I see it requires HDMI 2.1 which I don't know what it is. http://www.fxitech.com/products/

Good question. I can only find 1.4 listed as the latest specification for HDMI

Since you use the HDMI connection to connect to a TV, 2.1 refers to the sound output type.
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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#9 Postby richb » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:58 pm

Danum wrote:

Since you use the HDMI connection to connect to a TV, 2.1 refers to the sound output type.[/quote]

Left. rear and center speakers?
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Re: USB FlashDrive-sized computer

#10 Postby Danum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:04 pm

richb wrote:
Danum wrote:

Since you use the HDMI connection to connect to a TV, 2.1 refers to the sound output type.


Left. rear and center speakers?[/quote]
A 2.1 Channel Home Theater System is like a stereo system for home theater sound. A 2.1 Channel system uses two stereo speakers and a subwoofer to play TV sound, movies and music compared to a 5.1 channel surround sound system that uses left and right stereo speakers but adds two rear surround channel speakers and a center channel speaker for a total of 5 main speakers plus a subwoofer. A 2.1 channel home theater system is a great way to enjoy movies and music without the need for surround and center channel speakers and the clutter of additional wires. 2.1 channel sound is also a giant step up from the sound produced by the small speakers built into most televisions.
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