“EzeeCube is a modular media hub and automatically syncs photos, videos and contacts from your iOS and Android phones or tablets. EzeeCube hardware is built from ground up and is powered by XBMC, an open source media center application.”
Despite it looks more an Open Platform than a real Open Hardware product, it’s still something interesting and I guess in part all depends on the success of the Indiegogo campaing.
Indeed in the campaing text you can find:
“Custom stackable extensions – The team will provide all required hardware specifications to allow to design a PCB and create a custom extension ready to stack on Ezeecube.”
By the way, Gizmo has an interesting coverage of this project:
The 14 x 14 x 4.5 cm (5.5 x 5.5 x 1.8 in) device is built with open source hardware and software and an open standard approach, something to which Jaiswal says the company is keen to stay true.
“We started the development with hackable boards such as Raspberry Pi and Wandboard, but they lacked necessary configuration or aesthetics so we decided to build our own hardware,” says Jaiswal.
Additional modules can be added to the EzeeCube base unit to add more storage and to add add Blu-ray player functionality. According to Jaiswal, a TV tuner module is also in the process of being tested and there are plans to provide a “Stacking Development Kit” so that the open-source community can develop its own new functionality, such as game controllers and video conferencing modules.
EzeeCube offers Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) support for integration with other devices in the home, personal video recorder (PVR) support that will be compatible with the TV tuner module and will allow users to record content from wherever they are, and Apple Airplay support for streaming content wirelessly to other devices.