Yesterday the Fire OS Matchstick streaming stick launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $100,000 in pledges and already with just one day of the campaign complete the project has passed that goal.
Enabling the streaming dongle device to make the jump from concept into production. The Matchstick is the very first HDMI streaming stick based on the Mozilla Firefox OS and has been created to provide users with an easy way to enjoy their favourite movies, music, or games on a large screen HDTV.
The Matchstick project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website and is available to back from as little as $18, check out the video below to learn more. Its creators explain a little more :
“Working with Mozilla has been exciting and their amazing support has allowed us to make it this far! Our goal was to make a streaming stick that was low cost, high design, and extremely adaptable without the walled garden for app developers that tends to slow progress. We also approached the hardware as a break even, open reference design, creating an app ecosystem where the app developers drive the economy.
Matchstick is a small, WiFi-connected HDMI stick that plugs into your HDTV or HD Monitor that lets you stream and interact with your favorite stuff from the Internet – movies, TV, music, games, and more! You can even use it in a conference room to get presentations or other media from your laptop to an HDTV.
Firefox OS is completely open and adaptable. It makes perfect sense for today’s blurred lines of online content including video, music, gaming, and all the other stuff we click “play” on. An open and adaptable operating system like Firefox means less cost in production, smaller installs, and more personalized apps…. Without the need for app approval or oversight. How cool is that?”
So if you think Matchstick is something your streaming viewing and gaming could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge.
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