Most people are content with their Blu-ray players and rightly so, as more and more of these players come with added functionality. A lot of them can even play Full HD MKV files. But for those who want something more for a fraction of the cost and size, the O!Play MINI from Asus seems like a good choice.

In the big league

This little thing claims to have plenty of functionality including powerful decoders with support for most media formats. This media player weighs in at just 175g, but has some pretty neat functions such as RighTxT subtitling, a 4-in-1 card reader and HDMI connectivity with 1080p playback. Even sound is covered, as it can play back 7.1 audio.

The O!Play MINI also seems to be a simple device, as it features plug and play. The 4-in-1 card reader supports SD, MMC, MS and xD formats from which you can watch movies, view photos or listen to music.

Check out the specs:

  • Video formats: MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB 720p and 1080p
  • Video file extensions: MP4, MOV, XVID AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, FLV, TS, M2TS, DAT, MPG, VOB, MTS, ISO, IFO, TP,TRP, M1V, M2V, M4V, AVS 1080p
  • Audio formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby Digital AC3, DTS 2.0+ Digital Out, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, ID3Tag, PCM/LPCM
  • Image formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
  • Subtitle formats: SRT, SUB, SMI, IDX+SUB, SSA, TXT
  • File systems: FAT16/32, NTFS, HFS /HFS+, ext3
  • Outputs: Analog audio L/R, Analog video out, Optical digital audio, HDMI 1.3
  • Inputs: Power (DC), 1 x USB 2.0, 4-in-1 card reader: SD, MMC, MS, xD
  • Dimensions: 151.85mm x 106.7mm x 29.03mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Power source: 12Vdc, 2A
  • Power consumption: 10W
  • Operating temperatures: 5˚C (41˚F) – 35˚C (95˚F)

The O!Play MINI is priced at Rs. 3,500 excluding taxes, and has a warranty period of 1 year.

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