equiso-playEquiso has taken to Kickstarter as they work on the Equiso Play, where this particular game console is an open source machine, and backers who literally place money in good faith ought to be able to bring home a production model for a mere $99. When you take into consideration the number of hours that you could potentially enjoy from the Equiso Play if it becomes an unprecedented success, then it would be a pretty decent investment. How does the Equiso Play work?

This particular game console would be able to stream all iOS and Android games without a hitch over to full-screen HDTVs with the gamer’s smartphone or tablet functioning as a controller. I would think that if the Equiso Play ends up as a success, then it would be time for someone to perform a review as to which particular smartphone or tablet model is worth using as a controller.

It would be interesting to see how the various game titles made available might be able to drive the growth of the Equiso Play if it is a success, since some AAA titles that were once available at full-price on traditional consoles are now making their way to the Android platform at an irresistible price, not to mention the ability to enjoy other media channels such as Netflix, Google Chrome, Vudu, Crackle, HBO GO and Hulu.

Hardware specifications of the Equiso Play include a quad-core CPU, an 8-Core GPU, a couple of Wi-Fi chipsets, USB 2.0/3.0 connectivity, a microSD memory card slot, Ethernet, HDMI, A/V out, optical audio, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. There is also the Equiso Play Elite that costs a wee bit more, although it will come with double the amount of internal memory, double the RAM and active cooling and support for 4K Ultra HD. [Press Release]

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