The Raspberry Pi budget computer main board can now handle AirPlay content from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The Raspberry Pi, for those that do not know, is a tiny credit card sized computer that has an HDMI port to connect to your TV. It is a fully capable computer but also has the added bonus of being able to play back high definition video; thanks to its Videocore 4 GPU. The GPU is capable of BluRay quality playback, using H.264 at 40MBits/s.
The Raspberry Pi is currently in production and will soon be available internationally in two models, one with 10/100 Ethernet and one without. The most interesting part of the project is definitely the price. The basic model will cost just $25 with the model including Ethernet costing just $10 more.
The Raspberry Pi was originally aimed at computer hobbyists however now that AirPlay has been demonstrated as well as a port of XBMC, this little computer may have a big part to play in future home media center solutions too.
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