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Thanko branches out, does wireless media streamer

Thanko is one of those small Japanese electronics companies that comes up with the goods time after time and always at a price that makes even frivolous gadgets seem sensible. The latest piece of Thanko kit is surprisingly sensible, however, being a wireless audio-visual streamer.

The ¥9,800 ($85) set, which labors under a Japanese name that is almost untranslatable (‘Wireless Image Repository’ is about as close as we can get), includes a transmitter for connecting to the source and a receiver that hooks up with the destination screen.

As the two boxes can connect to anything with composite connections, pretty much any AV equipment is fair game. Thanko even suggests setting up a regular video camera to keep watch over the front door and relay images to a TV in the living room.

A pleasant surprise is included in the shape of an infrared receiver and remote control that sends commands over the 2.4GHz wireless connection, thereby enabling devices in other parts of the house to be controlled from wherever the hell you fancy.

(Crossposted to Tech.co.uk)

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