HSTi Wireless Media Stick

It’s now 2011, and I’ve yet to have a high quality and reliable experience streaming media content between an Android device and a media player. I’ve tried docks, Bluetooth, DLNA, and cables with frustrating results.
 
Today, I had an opportunity to see a demonstration of an awesome new accessory called the Wireless Media Stick, manufactured by HSTi. The Media Stick is essentially a network bridge between a PC, Mac, NAS, or Android device connected to a WiFi router; and any media player with a USB playback port (i.e.,TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, game console, stereo, or digital picture frame).
 
On an Android device the Wireless Media Stick App streams videos, music, photos, or PowerPoint presentations - via the WiFi radio - to a Wireless Media Stick plugged into the USB playback port of a media player. The Android application provides full control over which folders and/or files are shareable.
 
HSTi demoed the Media Stick, at CES 2011, by streaming an HD movie from a Galaxy S tablet to a TV with a built in USB port and media player. Both devices were connected to an 802.11g (b and n are also supported) wireless network. Picture quality was perfect with no hiccups nor glitches.  
 
The Wireless Media stick is available now for $119 at www.hsti.com. The free Android app will be available on January 31. The company is also working with carriers on OEM opportunities.

 
There are 9 comments

Android_Lee says:

Very nice. Little bit on the expensive side for me, but if it works like posted might be worth it.

can it be used on a tv, if the tv has a usb port?

Yes it can.

crxssi says:

"USB playback port"???

Yes it's a USB port on some media devices that allow you to connect and playback media from an attached device. The difference is instead of the media being stored on the attached device, it is streamed wirelessly.

Kage87Z says:

I can't decide... is this thing absurdly priced? Or merely ridiculously priced?

That's a toughy.

blunt420 says:

cory so if i plug this into my tv/blue ray/receiver (they all have usb) ill be able to stream music(pandora.music stored on laptop or phone), pictures and movies to any of these devices??? and i can control it from my cell phone when app is released ??? can i see the demo you saw??

blunt420 says:

cory so if i plug this into my tv/blue ray/receiver (they all have usb) ill be able to stream music(pandora.music stored on laptop or phone), pictures and movies to any of these devices??? and i can control it from my cell phone when app is released ??? can i see the demo you saw??

dacp283 says:

Ahhhhhhh to many gadgets not eenough money!