Emtec Intrudes the Play Cube at CES 2015

A company called Emtec had two unique products that caught my attention at CES. One of them is a Steambox and the other one is called a Gembox.wpid-20150107_182238-1.jpg

Let’s get right to it with the steam box, you’ll be able to play more than 3,500 games amongst your favorite titles on your HDTV. The steam box also has the option to dual boot, either right into the steam dashboard or its windows 8.1 OS. So if you wanted to it could be used as a powerful mini pc. I heard the price tag could be anywhere from $600-$800 for their steam box. Here’s what’s inside the steam box.

Cpu: Intel Core i5
Gpu: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 3DDR5
memory: 2x 4gb drr3 = 8gg
Os: windows 8.1
Network: Ethernet (rj45)
Wifi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4- 5ghz bands
bluetooth: v4.0
Ports: 2x mini hdmi, 4x usb3.0, 3.5mm headphone/mic, mini DP, rj45
storage: 2.5 hdd sata 1tb
video output: up to 4K
dimensions: 115.4 mmx 59.6 mmx 128mm
accessories: Wireless gamepad, power adapter, HDMI cable, and quick user guide.


The other product is called a Gembox and it uses Android as its operating system. So you will have a wide variety of titles from the Google Play store that will work on it and it will also stream AAA games using playcast. The playcast platform offers gamers a new way to play video games using NVIDIA grid servers on which can run all kinds of video games at full power before being broadcasted on your TV. It also can be used as your multi media box with music, movies, and pictures. Here what’s inside the Gembox

Cpu: quad core cortex-A5 1.5ghz
memory: ddr 1gb, flash 8gb
network: wifi & Ethernet (rj45)
bluetooth: v4.0
ports HDMI, USB 2.0, & Micro SD, Wireless gamepad, power adapter, HDMI cable, and quick user guide.

wpid-20150106_120015.jpgGEMBOX using Playcast online steaming service.

There wasn’t any rumor price for this device, but what really got my attention was the playcast streaming service. As I played with it in real time and did not see any latency or lag. If you like to know more about these products, you can visit their website at emtec-international.com

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