Macworld 2011 got under way Thursday in San Francisco, bringing a steady flow of product announcements from the 250 vendors on hand. Here are a few of the products that grabbed our attention, ranging from keyboard protection to better ways to watch movies at home.
For Hulu and Netflix fans, Other World Computing has brought a new solution to the expo: the OWC Media Center, a hardware package that converts the Mac mini into a media center that streams music and video to a user’s desktop computers, televisions, and iOS devices equipped with the Plex media-streaming app. The OWC package requires users to install the Plex multimedia management software on a mini upgraded with 4GB of RAM, and bundled with hardware that can include OWC’s Mercury Pro Qx2 storage solution, the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid tuner stick, and an Apple Remote. Price and ordering information, OWC said, will be available soon.
The Macworld 2011 expo continues through Saturday, so be sure to stop by the show floor, check back here at Macworld.com for more of our coverage, or stream live audio and video of some of our sessions.