The LaCinema Range by Lacie has recently launched another model “Mini HD” created by designer Neil Poulton. Incorporating, front and rear USB ports to connect media for local playback, HDMI 1.3, RCA and optical audio along with 100Mbps Ethernet for connecting to a wired network.
As the name suggests, it’s stand alone quality is it’s size at 118×118x40mm and weighing just 450g, makes it the instant leader on the market. Other features includes and goodness knows where they fit, a 500GB hard drive and integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless.
File support includes .MP4, .MKV and .MOV along with OGG and FLAC for audio. HD video can be streamed at up to 1080p and the device uses the Twonkymedia UPnP software for sharing, though SAMBA shares and other compatible software such as Windows Media Player can also be used.
RRP $399 the LaCinema Mini HD, may be mini but the price isn’t, however you are paying for the latest technology power-packed and delivered in a sleek, piano-black ‘nut shell’ design.