A few weeks ago we reviewed the Xtreamer Media Streamer, and one of the things we noted was the noise.
Got this today from the UK Xtreamer guys:
However, some reviewers and consumers have reported that the device can make a noise in operation.
The small fan fitted to the device is there to cool the main controller / processor as it is busy, especially during playback of HD video.
Xtreamer themselves do provide a fan speed control feature, which can slow the fan down, and there is a new fan version expected soon, to further reduce the background noise.
This simple to fit (after sales) item will render the Xtreamer silent. Factory test results confirm that the cooler is perfect to keep the chips cool, whilst only getting warm to the touch.
No final word on shipping date yet, or the unit cost, but it’s hoped that the coolers will be ready to pre-order soon.
Here is a picture of the custom alloy cooler fitted to the little Xtreamer.
Sounds to me like a winner – I will try and get my hands on one asap and review!