No PC required: Brando SATA HDD adapter plays media straight out of the box
By Alan Brandon
June 17, 2009
If you like your gadgets to be functional but without all that fussy “styling” or aesthetic design, the Brando SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter may be for you. This no-frills adapter is literally a black box device that lets you play media files from a SATA hard disk, SDHC card, or USB storage device on your TV.
You can connect the SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter to your computer (it works with both PCs and Macs) using USB 2.0, and then connect any 2.5 or 3.5-inch (6.4 or 8.9cm) SATA hard disk for data transfer, backup, and cloning. But the real value-added feature is that the device works as a standalone media player – no computer required.
The device connects to your TV with component, composite and HDMI interfaces. Once the unit is connected, you can use the included remote to control the built-in interface and play a variety of video and audio formats.
The SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter may not have a sleek design or even a cool name, but if you are looking for a simple way to watch your media files on your TV, plus move some files around, this gizmo will get the job done. And for only USD$69, it just might be worth a look.