Kodi turns Raspberry Pi into a media center

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The Kodi team known open source media center software, has the custom case for Raspberry Pi boards. A compact solution for creating a home media-center at a relatively low price.

Kodi is the open source software, formerly known as XBMC (Xbox Media Center), which made it possible to transform the first Xbox console into a media center. The software was later developed and optimized for use on the Windows platform, OS X, Linux and via apps for iOS and Android. Until now, Kodi has represented a project focused mainly on the software, but the team decided to explore new horizons, presenting the official cases Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi.

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It is, in essence, of a case designed to house the Raspberry Pi boards creating a true multimedia hub A project carried out in collaboration with FLIRC which results in the first Kodi hardware product. The case is made of aluminum, is characterized by the double silver finish at the bottom and dark with Kodi logo in the upper and is designed to passively dissipate the heat of the CPU of the card Raspberry Pi 3 – currently the more capable of the line of Raspberry mini computer.

A product easy to place in any environment, thanks to the very small (2.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 1 cm), and optimized to handle the media player Kodi. For the avoidance of doubt, it should be noted that the houses does not include the Raspberry card that must be purchased separately. In addition to the Raspberry Pi 3 are supported models Raspberry Pi Model 2 and B +.

The houses Kodi Edition for Raspberry Pi is currently a product made in a limited edition. More units will be made successively available for purchase. The product is sold at a price of 16 pounds (about 20 euro) via the official website, and Kodi team points out that part of the proceeds will be donated to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to bring cancer research forward. Kodi is a software for the management of multimedia content known and appreciated especially by those who prefer open source solutions. Users who have not yet got to try it, can find useful information in the official website.

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