The Little Black Box is a HTPC whose characteristic is to work with a Linux distribution (OpenELEC) dedicated to this purpose.
This HTPC has been completely designed to work with XBMC, the free media center software that allows you to shape the media box as desired. It is therefore equipped with an ARM Cortex-A9 chip backed by 1GB of RAM and a Mali 400 graphics chipset, which easily decode Full HD video.
The Little Black Box does not carry a hard drive, but only 4 GB of storage space available. It will then store their movies, TV shows, music or photos on an external USB hard drive or NAS connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi – attention to HD video speed. It comes with a remote control that offers a full keyboard.
The connectivity consists of a HDMI output, composite output, two USB ports, an RJ45 port (10/100 Mbps) and Wi-Fi. In addition to its conventional network function, it can wirelessly transmit photos, videos or other music from a smartphone or tablet.
Everything is in a box of 10 x 10 cm, barely larger than a pico-PC.
It is already possible to pre-order the Little Black Box for a price of 99.99 euros. The first units should be delivered at the end of May 2013.
You may get more information at thelittleblackbox.nl.