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Stealth Nighthawk F-117: an HDMI TV dongle running XBMC

At a time when we are still waiting for the arrival of XBMC media boxes, here is the Stealth Nighthawk F-117, the first TV dongle running XBMC.

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No secrets, this XBMC dongle is actually a miniaturized Raspberry Pi in Open ELEC distribution. It also uses the same SoC, a Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz and Broadcom Video Core IV GPU able to support high-profile 1080p videos.

It has an CEC compatible HDMI output, a USB 2.0 port for connecting a USB drive, external HDD, or a wireless mouse, and a microSD slot that accepts memory cards of 4 GB up to 32 GB. XBMC requires beyond reading classic files from a medium storage, the dongle also has WiFi 802.11n connectivity for DLNA and AirPlay playback.

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However, the marketing of the Stealth Nighthawk F-117 dongle is not yet acquired, the designers have launched a crowfunding campaign on Indiegogo to find the funding needed to start its production.

In the meantime, here’s a video presentation:

 

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