Looks like a memory card reader, don’t it?  In essence it is, but look at bit closer and you’ll realize it’s a whole lot more.  The PicoHD5.1 is in fact a media player that connects to your television via RCA and HDMI – shocking we know.  On the front are ports for a USB storage device or SD card, separated by an IR receiver for the included remote control.  But don’t be fooled by its minuscule size.  5.1-channel isn’t beyond reach and nor is full HD playback.  And it doesn’t hurt that its packed inside a heavy duty aluminum enclosure.

Unfortunately, it’s availability seems to be limited to the EU, where it costs about $80.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."