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The Asus O!Play Air is a great multimedia player that can play back almost any video, audio, or image format you can think of. With inbuilt Wi-FI as well as USB, eSATA, and memory card connectivity, it's definitely worth considering.

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March 25, 2010, 1:05 pm

The price is going the wrong way on these things. I bought a Revo R3600 for £129 last week, far more usability with XBMC Live installed.


March 25, 2010, 4:51 pm

@Alan - Agree about the price, but there's always the A.C. Ryan Mini for nearly £50 less, if you can live without wireless/e-sata. The Revo R3600 sounds a good alternative to this box though, at this price.


March 25, 2010, 10:27 pm

No usb 3.0??? You gotta be kidding me! Think Ill wait for the Play On which is due out anytime WITH usb 3.0.


December 28, 2010, 3:31 am

'Overall it looks tidy, if a little bland and clearly it's not a premium device'

such as? Whilst usually containing reasonable product assessment, TR is becoming increasingly frustrating in it's lack of benchmarking and placement... It would have been nice to give an idea of the next product up a rung or two and the next one or two down... performance-wise, so you can see what you get for your money. This would make TR much more relevant as an aid for making informed choices without having to trawl the web first - or afterwards.


December 28, 2010, 7:38 pm

@damo: That quote is cleary referring directly to the build quality and design and doesn't need any further explanation given the context in which it sits - describing the plastic finish etc.

How can you benchmark such a device? It plays the files it says it can, job done. I appreciate the point about putting it in a wider context but there isn't really a linear scale with products of this type. There are numerous boxes like this that basically all do the same thing, with the differentiators being price connectivity etc, then there are alternatives like media centre PCs or the AppleTV, neither of which truly offer the same set of options.

Ultimately, I would hope it was clear from reading this that this is a device that happily plays most of your multimedia files and is easy enough to use but doesn't really set itself apart in anyway so the purchase decision really comes down to what price you can find it for.


January 16, 2011, 10:49 pm

It doesn't support audio playlists? So how does it play an album? Does it automatically play all the audio files in a given folder?

But more importantly - and I suspect the answer is yet again "no!" - does it play flac files GAPLESS?

Umar Azmat

November 16, 2013, 3:45 pm

what is the processor and ram details??

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