Accessories and Documentation
Even though I have already used this in a couple of images, the clear plastic base is worth showing on its own. The foot print is rather large for the stand, and the rubber pads on the inside that grip the i53 also protect it from scratches when using this.
Giada sends a remote along that can negate the need for a mouse and keyboard as long as you have plenty of time on your hands and don't mind the alphanumeric style of typing this remote requires. It also has all the functionality you could want for an HTPC machine, which is really nice.
Batteries are not included for the remote control, but for future knowledge, and I think the box should have it noted, you do need a pair of AAA batteries to make the remote functional.
With most digital cables being created equal, you are given an HDMI cable to deliver clean video and audio signals to a monitor or TV.
To deliver the 35W power requirements of the Giada i53, you are given a laptop style power brick with the breakaway power plug on one end, and a long lead with the jack to go to the back of the i53.
Part of the included paperwork is the remote control guide. This shows you with numbers denoting the buttons on the left, just what they all are for on the right.
You are also given a warranty information card explaining what is and what is not covered under the two year limited warranty.
There is also a form of a quick guide for the i53, but the connections are pretty obvious to get underway, and aside from that I already showed you the power button, so you are all set really. I did notice they mention a driver CD, but I didn't have one included. If you need them, they are at giadatech.com.
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