During August of last year some of our readers might remember the awesome Raspberry Pi powered Slice Media player that was launched over the Kickstarter crowdfunding website, that successfully raised over £220,000 thanks to over 1500 backers.
If you were one of the lucky backers of the new Slice Media player will be pleased to know that the company has now started shipping the first 1,500 players out for backers to start using.
To re-cap the Slice media player is powered by the relatively new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, supported by 512MB of RAM and offers 3 x USB 2.0, IR Sensor, HDMI, Ethernet and audio jack. The Slice Media player is also shipped with the XBMC now named Kodi media center installed and offers the following features :
– Connects to your TV via HDMI and will store and play back all of your videos, music and pictures in full HD.
– Has a carefully designed user interface and custom remote control that makes it effortless and fun to use.
– Has an anodised case machined from solid aluminium.
– Features a unique, customisable LED light ring for visual feedback and wow factor!
– Has on-board storage – simply drag and drop your media onto Slice’s hard disk using a single USB connection from any Mac or Windows PC.
– Small and portable – take your media with you to enjoy with friends, family or on trips away.
– Can access media over a network, and has 2 USB ports for connecting extra devices, such as external hard drives.
– Built on open technologies and can be reprogrammed to run alternative open source software.
For more information on the new Raspberry Pi Slice Media player jump over to the companies official website for details via the link below.