to the news post over at hardware.info, Asus is working on a rather cute looking media player called O!Play.
This little device will allow simple audio and video reproduction and features a new chip which is, according to source, probably made by Realtek. The good thing is that this new chip will help Asus to differentiate itself from the vast amount of various media players that are flooding the market.
It packs stereo audio, composite video, optical digital audio, HDMI, network interface and USB/eSATA port. The USB/eSATA is very rare on such devices but it means you will have improved transfer speeds from an external hard drive.
O!Play looks very interesting, and has certainly got our attention. Hardware.info reports that this one should be available on the market in about six weeks with a recommended price tag of around €119.
You can find more pictures and details here