Roku creating A Thumb Drive size media player? Yes please!

Looks like Roku has been busy keeping Moore’s Law in mind when creating their latest iteration of their media player/streamer. ¬†They appear to be cutting the cord -literally- on their latest device by shrinking it to the size of a usb thumb drive, and you will directly plug it in to a HDMI port on your tv.

Their goal?

To be able to turn every tv into a smart tv for between $50 and $100. Sounds good to me, especially with all the tech they are throwing inside of the tiny marvel: built-in WiFi, processor, memory, software, and the ability to use your own remote to navigate the Roku menu.

If you weren’t aware, Roku is a device that allows you to stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, and other streaming services on your tv. You are now learned, and welcome to 2012.

No release date has been given, but we suspect we will hear more about it at CES.


Via Roku’s blog

Eric Paul

Eric Paul

I draw stuff and occasionally build websites. I sometimes like to write words about the video games, personal computing machine devices, and moving pictures too.