Invisible Minicomputer Turns TV Into Multimedia Jukebox
New Stealth Nighthawk F-117A gives consumers total freedom
Dutch company Anaar developed a new minicomputer which makes it possible to play all kinds of files, videos and music from the PC, tablet, smartphone or any other device wireless on the television. The Stealth Nighthawk F-117A turns the TV into a multimedia jukebox, that opens up unlimited ways to play films and music.
The Stealth Nighthawk F-117A works almost the same as the famous Raspberry Pi minicomputer and his half its size. However, the developers gave the device a nicer design, which makes it look like an USB stick. By plugging it into the television, people can stream all files from servers, hard disks and other devices to the screen and view it by their TV remote control. Because it uses XBMC software an open platform is created, that can play all kinds of files, without being dependent on Apple or Google. The software will scan all media and create a personalized library. There even are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations.
By using Linux software de television transforms into a real PC, which can be used for browsing, save or open files. ,,This minicomputer gives users absolute freedom in deciding for themselves what they want to play on their devices,” managing director
The name of the minicomputer refers to the American jets which our invisible to radar. ,,When you plug it at the backside of your television, you can’t see it anymore, just like the real F-117A,” Ibrahim explains.
The mini-computer can be taken and plugged-in everywhere, shares media through WiFi and is plugged-in on the television through the HDMI- and USB-gate. Because it needs just a little electricity, sticking it in the USB-gate of the TV gives it sufficient power.
The creative Rotterdam IT company wants to take the Stealth Nighthawk F-117A in production this summer. Therefore it started a crowdfunding campaign on popular website Indiegogo. Ibrahim needs