Ethernet Cable Houses Android Computer
vellers but could well be adapted for other uses.
The cable has an Ethernet plug at one end for plugging into a hotel wall Internet socket; thereâ€™s also support for WiFi, though that isnâ€™t recommended as the best option. The other end is an HDMI plug. The cable also bulges slightly in the middle where it houses two USB ports and a RJ-12 serial port.
Power can come from the Ethernet socket or the TVâ€™s HDMI socket where supported. Alternatively power can come from a USB socket on the TV or a USB charger plug to a power outlet. Itâ€™s not completely self-contained as the gadget requires a separate remote control to operate, though an API can allow third-party controllers such as a smartphone app.
The initial plan is to market it to hotels themselves and include a standard platform that includes support for IPTV, Chromecast, iOS streaming and a selection of Android apps such as Spotify and Netflix. (The makers havenâ€™t given specs but say the processor is â€œblazingly fast.â€)
However, the company says itâ€™s looking into both producing customized versions for other businesses and retailers, and producing a consumer version, which would no doubt attract the interest of home modders.
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