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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Raspberry Pi $35 Stick Brings Airplay To Any HDTV

Tired of being stuck within the clasps of Apple? Well thanks to the the Raspberry Pi project everyone can rejoice being let free of the iron chains. This project brings a small USB thumb drive looking device to people, which instead of sporting flash storage contains a remarkable 700MHz ARM 11 processor, 128mb of RAM, USB port, SD Card, HDMI, RCA video out, audio out, and an Ethernet port, all running Debian Linux. This all for only $25 for the 128MB version or $35 for the 256MB version.

Why do we care about all that anyways? Well this small thing allows you to Airplay from your iOS device without needing to purchase an Apple TV. Below is a short video showing off one of their developers, Dom, demonstrates how he hooked up the device to an HDTV and successfully streamed content from his iPad using Airplay.

While this is not for everyone, mainly due to the fact that there are no shipping dates for these small devices, it does remain 65$ cheaper than an Apple TV. How often do you use Airplay? Tell us your favourite feature of your Apple TV in the comments below.

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