Piixl is one of the latest companies to announce that they will be launching a SteamOS powered gaming device. This one differs from the pack because it fixes to the back of the TV rather than having to sit under it.
The Steam Machine is a gaming device that is more akin to a desktop computer than a games console, and for a number of reasons. It has interchangeable hardware, and SteamOS has said that it will be inviting companies to create customised versions for release and sale to their customers. UK based Piixl has announced that they will be launching a version of the Steam Machine that is a little different to other proposed models.
Not everybody wants their game console on display, and would rather secrete it somewhere a little more subtle than on the living room table or under the TV. For those with wall mounted TVs, the problem of finding the ideal location for the games machine can prove even more difficult.
The Jetpack not only plugs in around the back of the TV but is slim enough to attach to the back of your box too. In fact, it is so slim that it will sit between the TV and the wall as long as you use a standard VESA wall mount.
The specifications for the Jetpack are really quite impressive too. It will have an overclocked core i7 processor, the latest nVidia graphics card, and can be customised so that it includes up to 1TB of SSD RAM. As well as offering power that is comparable to gaming PC, it will also offer access to the hundreds of Steam titles that are currently available.
Will you be investing in one of the Steam Machines when they are released, or will you be playing it safe by buying a PS4 or Xbox One?