Google and Hisense Team Up and Announce New Set Top Box: Hisense Pulse
If you’re looking for an Apple TV killer, look no further than the Hisense Pulse, created in a joint initiative by Google and Hisense. The pulse device, pictured below has a similar size to the one of the Roku and Apple TV, two big players on the set top box market. However, this one runts on Android-based Google TV software.
The pulse comes with a USB port, allowing the user to load his favourite music, movies and photo files. The product is coming in November with a price tag of $99, the same as the Apple TV. Pulse with Google TV is able to connect to any television with HDMI input and allows consumers to access search, apps, web experience and TV content. The product will also be showcased at IFA 2012, taking place this week in Berlin. Hisense Pulse is all about plug and play and it comes right out of the box with our favourite Google services: Google Play Store, Search, Chrome, TV & Movies and of course YouTube.
Google TV allows you to intuitively search and sort millions of channels and shows from live television, content providers, your home network, applications and the whole web. The content and screen resolutions go from 480i to 1080p, all supported by this tiny box, as well as formats such as H.264, MPEG4 and AVC. It even has Picture and Picture and Picture Outside Picture, for simultaneous program watching and social networking, for example. Pulse offers these connectivity options: HDMI input/output, USB, Ethernet and WiFI. It comes with the doubled sided remote pictured above, with touchpad.