Article Date: July 28th, 2011
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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ASUS O!PLAY HD2 MEDIA PLAYER INTRODUCTION
Once upon a time, storing and playing digital media was limited to the PC only. Times have changed dramatically, and with the right equipment it is now possible to enjoy music, videos and photos from anywhere in the house. Stand-alone media players are starting to become quite prevalent so it was only a matter of time before Asus jumped on board. Their O!Play HD2 media player is the first to offer USB 3.0 and it also features 3.5" HDD support, 1080p support, 7.1 channel surround sound, and is DLNA compliant. Asus has had success with everything from motherboards to sound cards to routers and beyond, so I'm eager to check out what the O!Play HD2 can offer.
ASUS CORPORATE PROFILE
ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan—"Inspiring Innovation • Persistent Perfection"—and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards—receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.