The new DOKO device from NZXT is an interesting spin on the living room streaming box, and it's a lot more than another Netflix player.
So what exactly is it? According to NZXT "DOKO is a low latency (50-80ms), 1080p 30 FPS PC streaming device that brings you the full functionality of your PC, anywhere in your home."
The DOKO provides the interface to remotely connect to computers over your network, providing access to whatever resources you have on your PC. The DOKO has USB ports to connect peripherals and though there is no proprietary hardware required, the company has compiled a “recommend” list of compatible keyboards, mice, and game controllers on their site.
The DOKO interface
And NZXT is making the gaming aspect of the streamer’s capability a big part of the product, though with a 30 FPS limit it isn't as exciting as it could be.
“DOKO brings you unrestricted, latency-free gaming direct to your TV. Experience a new way to play your favorite PC games, with complete access to ALL of them, whether they are from Steam, Origin, Uplay or any other source.”
In-home streaming is already a part of Steam, but the idea of an agnostic gaming experience without a second computer is attractive if it works as well as advertised. The company also points out the advantage of being able to do everything your PC can do… (Uh, we’re talking about spreadsheets, right?)
The DOKO will be available exclusively from NZXT’s online store (sorry, online "Armory") for $99, and will start shipping January 28.
Can this device stream any
Can this device stream any PC’s/laptop’s desktop(remote desktop) to a wirelessly connected tablet, or is there any devices/software that will allow me to pair a Tablet, with a Micro/Mini from factor desktop, like a Mac Mini, or HP Mini desktop, or other makers device. I’m looking at an HP mini because it has an actual desktop CPU/SOC, and I would like to carry it with, plug it in and leave it in the my backpack/bag(opened for ventilation) under the table, and control it with a tablet(stream/remote the desktop) and work from the tablet. My work oftentimes is a little too much for a simple tablet device to handle, and I like some of the newer mini from factor systems, especially, the minis that can use actual desktop CPUs/SOCs. I want a direct wireless connection between the mini, and tablet, no through the cloud, I don’t want the data snooping, or the latency. This device look interesting, can it be powered by USB only, or does it need it’s own brick/power supply.
CPU: AMD A4 Micro-6400T 64 bit / quad-core / up to 1.6 GHz / 4.5W TDP
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R3 Graphics,
Display: Dual HDMI 1.4a 1920×1200@60Hz with audio
RAM: Up to 8 GB DDR3-1333 (1x SODIMM)
– mSATA up to 1 TB – SATA 3.0 6 Gbps
– Power eSATA (5V) – SATA 3.0 6 Gbps
– Micro-SD – SDXC support, rate 25 MB/s
– Dual GbE (Intel I211)
– WLAN 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz dual band Intel 7260HMW) + BT4.0
– Support for mobile data communication with on-board micro-SIM socket
USB: 2x USB 3.0 + 4x USB 2.0
Audio: S/PDIF 7.1+2 channels in/out + stereo line-out/line-in/mic + HDMI audio
Connectivity: RS232, UART (3.3V), SMBUS, 8x GPIOs
Supported operating systems: Windows 7/8 64 bit, Linux Mint
Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm x 2.4 cm (0.22l), 250g
Expansion: miniPCIe (normally used for WLAN)
Please review this!
Phoronix doesn’t even have
Phoronix doesn't even have one yet but here's to hoping one does get sent our way!
Here is some images, and a
Here is some images, and a short introduction of the, they even include some images of one SKUs main board, etc.
I wonder how long stuff like
I wonder how long stuff like this will be relevant given Intel’s PC stick or the machine mentioned above – runs Windows, costs next to nothing, so in home streaming, rdp, and splashtop all become options, and basic stuff will run natively (Ryman, Trine, etc).