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Pivos XIOS DS Media Play! Android Media Player Review

By: Chad Sebring | Players & Accessories in HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Pivos

Pivos XIOS DS Media Play!

 

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The XIOS DS comes completely white, except for what you see here on the top. The Android logo has been slip with his eyes peering from the bottom and his legs hanging from the top; both of which are surrounding the XIOS DS Media Play and the TV-like icon.

 

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On the front edge of the XIOS there are indicators, a purple power LED, an orange or red "." icon to let you know it is loading and a blue LED on the right for Wi-Fi. The black section to the right is a microphone to allow for the voice commands we are so used to on our mobile devices.

 

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The right side offers a Micro-SDHC slot for up to 32GB of extra storage followed by a pair of USB 2.0 ports to connect any devices to the XIOS DS that you think you might need.

 

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The back of the unit offers a 10/100 Ethernet port, but the device does have built in Wi-Fi (802.11n). You then run into the USB 2.0 port, the HDMI port and the DC jack to power the unit. That just leaves the little green power button. Keep in mind there is a power button on the remote as well.

 

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The left of the XIOS DS is plain and contains just a couple of stickers. The first is a MAC code and the second code says "nanomini" and is followed by what appears to be a serial number, but it doesn't coincide with any numbers on the bottom.

 

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Under the unit you see that the entire bottom has a grey rubber cover, but only at the corners are there bumps to act as feet. You can see by the sticker here that the numbers don't match the side and there is an upgrade hole in the bottom, which I never had to use, but I assume is there for good reason.

 

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Just in case you were having a bit of trouble grasping the size of the XIOS DS, I went and grabbed an SSD I had around and placing them side by side should give you some real perspective on just how small this device really is.

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