CuBox as a Raspberry Pi alternative

published December 21st, 2011 | categories: Hardware | all categories

Solid-Run announced on December 11, 2011, the availability of CuBox. CuBox is an ultra small open-source Android TV and media center hardware device with an amazing power punch.

CuBox compare to a Euro

The CuBox operates with a voltage less than 3 watts. However, it packs an amazing hardware feature set to include:

    1. 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    2. 2 x USB 2.0 (host)
    3. eSata 2, 3Gbps
    4. Infra-red receiver
    5. Optical audio SPDIF transmitter
    6. microSD for operating system
    7. microUSB (device) for debug and recovery

The platform is provided with completely open source SDK:

    1. XBMC
    2. Ubuntu and Debian

CuBox component diagram

According the Solid-Run, the Israeli manufacturer, “The platform ships with a universal 5V power supply and 2GByte micro-SD, and is user upgradeable to 64GByte and beyond. Customers will have access to the CuBox platform including all its supporting infrastructure and resources for €99.”

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