Wizarm – currently seeking crowd-sourced funding on Indiegogo – is a set-top box packed with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 (Samsung Exynos 5) processor, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a large number of input/output options.
However, as Liliputing’s Brad Linder notes, perhaps the most impressive feature of the Wizarm is its ability to act as a digital video recorder.
“While the specs alone are enough to help set this box apart from the crowd, the ability to act as a high-definition digital video recorder is probably its most unusual characteristic,” writes Linder. “You can use the HDMI input to record videos at 1080p resolutions. You can use that feature to record video games, live television broadcasts, or other video.”
Additional key specs include a SATA 3 port for a 2.5 inch hard drive or solid state disk (SSD), two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, mic input and headphone output, HDMI input and output, a display port, optical sound output, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an IR port for use with a remote control.
As expected, the box is loaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), although there are also plans to port Ubuntu to the pre-rooted devicel. Input/control devices include keyboard and mouse, game controller and mobile device (via app).
The Wizarm is available on Indiegogo for $259 (early backers) or $299 (regular price).