Iomega shifts to a new media direction
Iomega's TV will feature Boxee and have iOS data backup for the iPhone
With it’s array of zip drives back in the mid 90s, Iomega was the kind of media storage. Then along came CD burner and larger hard drives and suddently, and zip drives were the 21st century equivalent of 8 Track tape players. Soon, the name Iomega was equated with “remember when.” Not that they died out. They just went under the radar, designing a smooth array of portable hard drives and other solutions. But with the world changing again and moving to the cloud, Iomega is changing with it, offering a cool new media device that marries the Boxee streaming software with the iPhone.
Iomega TV with Dlink’s Boxee will provide not only streaming of iptv over the internet, but also giving to 1 and 2TB storage solutions for saving of personal media. Known as a “hub,” Iomega TV will also interface with the iPod/iPhone through it’s Super Hero backup interface, and have a DLNA media server running as well.
Based on the Intel Atom CE4100 processor, Iomega TV will support 1080p HD video, work on both WiFi and ethernet, and have the signature Boxee keyboard remote control. The SuperHero iPod interface will backup contacts and photos to an SDHC card and provide a line-out audio. But don’t look for it to backup apps or movies and music just yet – that’s up to Apple.
Prices begin at $230 for an internet only version, with storage options at $300 and $350 respectfully. Coming next month.
Hat Tip – Electronista