updated 03:50 pm EST, Fri November 12, 2010
Monsoon adds entry-level Vulkano streamer
Monsoon has rebranded its lineup of Vulkano placeshifting multimedia streaming devices and added a new, barebones model. The Vulkano and Vulkano Pro introduced this past summer now become the Vulkano Deluxe and Vulkano Deluxe Pro, respectively, while a third model, the Vulkano Platinum, has been added. The device doesn't support web apps or DLNA/uPnP and removes DVR functionality but, at $130, is less than half the price of the $280 Vulkano Deluxe and almost a third of the $380 Deluxe Pro.
It also foregoes any onboard storage, but does get Wi-Fi and allows users to watch live streaming TV content on their Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones as well as the iPad. It uses H.264 compression for not quite HD video quality but just 150kbps of necessary bandwidth. [via ZatzNotFunny]