ASUS today unveiled the O!Play Air HDP-R3 HD media player that enables users to access all their digital content from various sources wirelessly.
The O!Play Air HDP-R3 streams a wide variety of audio, photo, and high-definition video formats from PCs, NAS, card readers and other USB or eSATA-connected devices. Formats supported include MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, and the popular RMVB. Additionally, the HD media player delivers up to 1080p Full HD image rendering.
The O!Play Air HDP-R3 inherits High Definition playback features from its predecessor the O!Play HDP-R1 media player. However, the new O!Play Air HDP-R3 includes new networking features and memory slots. Equipped with the latest Wi-Fi support (802.11n), the HD media player streams content wirelessly (maximum throughputs of 600Mbps) from PCs and NAS. Also, built-in card reader slots allow users to access digital files and photos from CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD/MMC) cards, or Memory Sticks (MS/MS Duo).
Additionally, the HD media player can wirelessly stream content from a PC, with its O!Link application providing easy file browsing and sharing capabilities.
The O!Play Air HDP-R3 player has also a dedicated music shuffle button. Located on its remote control, this button provides access to a large number of songs. Users simply need to press this button and the O!Play Air HDP-R3 will retrieve all the stored digital music files and play back the songs in random order.
Equipped with the latest eSATA interface, the O!Play Air HDP-R3 unleashes the power of quick data transfer, giving users up to six times faster throughput compared to a USB 2.0 connection.