Meet The New HD:Hub Family

Kinetic HD:Hub Mini

What Can It Do?

HD Ready, 3D Built In & OnBoard Blu-Ray.

Or should that be, what can it not do?

Basically, the Kinetic HD:Hub is an all in one High Definition Media Server.

Under the hood, it boasts an impressive array of the latest, most energy efficient, performance hungry components, ready to devour any content you chuck at it. The HD:Hub will silently capture, collect and catalogue your entire digital life.

The HD:Hub is the World's First 3D Enabled Media Centre and allows you to enjoy Full HD (1080p+) in crystal clear, stunning clarity with colours that will make your eyes weep with glee. It's onboard video processor allows you to enjoy all the latest innovations in 3D technology too (3D-enabled monitor & glasses required).

Also, thanks to the super-fast built in Wireless N connection, which also allows you to share your content with any other wirelessly connected device, you can access its content from anywhere in the house (or around the world).

HD Surround Sound and an Optical (ToSLink) Connection fully immerse you in captive, engaging audio. Movies will never be the same again. Guests to your parties will love the music. This is the ultimate Home Entertainment Device.

Read on to find out more...

The Most Powerful Media Server In The World...

Intel Core i7 Processors

Boasting support for the fastest and most powerful processors on the planet, the HD:Hub is ready for whatever you decide to throw at it.

State of the art technology included in the Core i processors takes multitasking to a whole new level and lets you do much more, in much less time. Encode a home movie to HD and burn to a Blu-Ray disc while your HD:Hub scans its storage system to ensure maximum reliability and system protection...the Core i family makes everything possible.

Teaming up with Triple Channel DDR3 memory and the Fastest Hard Drives on the market will ensure the Intel Core i7, i5 or i3, devours anything you throw at it with minimal effort.

The HD:Hub Family Supports USB 3.0 and SATA-III 6GB/s.

All The Latest Technologies.

Not only do the Kinetic HD:Hub's boast support for Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Processors, they also natively support the next generation of USB devices - USB 3.0. Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8GB/s (10x faster than USB 2.0) whilst also maintaining support for your previous USB 2.0 devices.

Supporting next-generation Serial ATA, the Kinetic iX HD:Hub supports up to 2 SATA-III Hard Drives. Delivering 6.0Gb/s data transfer rates these are the fastest drives available today. RAID 0/1/5/10 also included for complete data security and safety.

Watch Shows On The Big Screen

Catch Up, Anytime You Like.

Missed your favourite TV show? Don't worry, your HD:Hub will help you find and begin enjoying those shows you forgot about.

The built in HDMI connection allows you to hook up to your flatscreen TV and enjoy all the latest shows in either HD or Standard Definition (depending on provider).

Support for Hulu, iPlayer, Channel 4 On Demand, ITV Player, and more is included by default, so you can begin catching up on all your favourite programs from the outset!

Wait, Is That It?

Nope! Not by a long shot.

Want to watch & record High Def and Standard Def TV?
No problem! Add a TV Tuner to your Kinetic HD:Hub and start collecting all your favourite shows. Plus, the built-in Electronic Program Guide will make sure you never need to miss another show again.

You can also use your XBox 360 as an extender - your HD:Hub allows you to wirelessly stream all your tunes, movies and photos to wherever your 360 is connected.

What's more, there's loads of space available to begin collecting a vast digital library. The Kinetic X HD:Hub has support for upto 8TB of superfast, reliable storage. It's just waiting to be filled...

So what are you waiting for? Click the icons to the left, to find out more.

And when you're ready to begin configuring your very own Kinetic HD:Hub, just click 'Customise'.

Customise

* FreeSat HDTV and Freeview are dependant on your location, which you can check by clicking the relevant manufacturers website.
* XBox 360 requires wireless sharing capabilities. See the Microsoft XBox 360 Accessories page for more information.

Windows 7 Is Here.

Windows 7 Is Here

Windows 7 brings new and exciting technologies to your HD:Hub..

Windows Aero Desktop

Windows Aero Desktop

A new taskbar awaits you in Windows 7.

It's more powerful, customisable, interactive and engaging than ever before. It helps get things done faster, makes finding a specific application much easier, provides access to jump lists and much more.

Exciting new features like Aero Peek and Aero Shake, make interacting with your desktop and applications much more entertaining - plus, an exciting array of brand new wallpapers...enjoy a different weird and wonderful background each day (or hour, or minute) thanks to Desktop Slideshow.

Windows Media Center is better than ever

Windows Media Centre

Having just been made even better, the new Media Centre thats built into Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, allows you to do some pretty cool things with all of your digital memories.

Windows Touch lets you have much more fun interacting with the things that matter most to you. Glide through your music library, flick through a photo album, shuffle songs and play them straight away - with just your fingers.

Having been integrated everywhere in Windows 7, Windows Touch allows you to do more with your HD:Hub. Right Click? Touch the file with one finger, then tap the screen with a second. Next page? No problem. Flick your finger down the screen.

Media Centre also gives you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of content by providing popular codecs built in directly. 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, DivX, MOV, Xvid and more.

Jump Lists

Jump Lists

A new and exciting feature in Windows 7.

Programs that you use every day now provide really quick and simple access to documents, files, folders or websites.

Have an Excel spreadsheet you complete every morning? Just right click Excel in the taskbar and straight away you can see a brief list of all the spreadsheets you've been working on. You can even pin and unpin items that you need super quick access to.

Items you pin to your Jump Lists will also appear in the Start Menu's Jump List for that program...so now it's even easier to get where you want to go.

But that's not all. What about programs that have been designed to take full advantage of Jump Lists? Windows Media Player 12 will keep a list of frequently played music and movies, Internet Explorer 8 will show a list of websites you visit frequently, and the new Libraries folder will give you lightening fast access to folders you use every day.

HomeGroup makes sharing easier

HomeGroup

A brand new technology, that's exciting, powerful and extremely easy to use.

HomeGroup brings together all your digital memories from across your house. Got another computer or laptop running Windows 7 somewhere in the house? Securely connect them via Wireless and HomeGroup gives you the ability to begin sharing Video, Photos, Music, Movies, TV Shows, Documents, Programs and more.

Security is a big concern when sharing media, but you need not worry about HomeGroup - you have full control over who can see your stuff, password protect it and give users the ability to look, but not touch. File sharing connections are always locked down using strong 128 bit encryption to really keep you safe and you can specify which users on your network have access.

Sharing your media couldn't be more straight forward.

Customise

Redefining Digital TV

Media Center: The Hidden Gem

The Electronic Program Guide Helps Avoid Missed Shows

Windows 7 Media Centre offers a whole range of improvements such as support for global TV standards including digital and HD. Codec support for 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, DivX, MOV and xVid, all built in by default.

Finding songs or movies is even faster too, with new Turbo Scroll technologies...and combined with new touch features also included in Windows 7, interacting with your PC is even more fun.

The New EPG

A New Electronic Program Guide For Finding All Your Favourite Shows

Eye popping visuals await you in the new Windows 7 Media Centre design and a new electronic program guide makes finding your favourite shows much easier and faster.

Colourful and bright TV Logos are installed when your HD:Hub is being assemble to give you a clear and easy way to instantly find the channel you need.

TV Shows Galore

Recording and Playing Back TV Shows Is So Simple!

Never miss another episode of your favourite TV show again with built in recording capabilities.

Depending on the configuration you choose when customising your HD:Hub, you could record upto 4 channels at once.

FreeSat, FreeView, Analogue and Digital are all supported by the Kinetic HD:Hub, so you'll always be sure of finding something to watch!

FreeView & FreeSat

Customise

 

And For My Next Masterpiece

Photo Editing Is a Breeze On The HD:Hub

Photo Overload

Love photos? We bet you do.

The Kinetic HD:Hub comes preinstalled with Windows Live Essential Tools to give you great control over your touching up, straightening and adjusting brightness/contrast levels of your photos as well as letting you fix those problematic red eye shots.

The Live Essential Tools also allow you to upload your photos to your Flickr account. It's a great tool for those who want to begin editing and touching up their photos but are unsure about purchasing expensive software.

But for those who require a bit more flexibility, the Kinetic HD:Hub can also be installed with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements. Just make sure to select it at the end of your customising!

HomeGroup & Photos

HomeGroup Makes Sharing Photos Simpler

Sharing your photos just got easier.

The new HomeGroup feature of Windows 7 lets you share all your media, including photos with other connected devices on your home network. When a device connects to your Home Network, Windows 7 searches for a HomeGroup and prompts the new user to enter the password. Once they do, they'll be able to share their photos and other media with you and other devices on the network from one easy to find and use location!

Store Millions of Photos and Music Files

Out Of Space? Never.

The days of cleaning out temporary internet files and deleting old stuff are long gone. The Kinetic HD:Hub family can support upto a whopping 8 Terabytes of storage.

Not sure what this means? Well, Check out our graph. It'll show you roughly how many photos, movies or music files you could store.

Got the need for speed? So do we, which is why we also offer Solid State Drives as a primary boot drive to give you instant access to your desktop and superfast responsiveness from any applications you run.

The HD:Hub Mini can support 2TB (1 Hard Drive)
The HD:Hub Home can support 4TB (2 Hard Drives)
The HD:Hub X can support 8TB (4 Hard Drives).

 

Customise

Now Playing: Anything You Want

Enjoy All The Latest Blockbusters

All The Latest Movies

Built right into the Kinetic HD:Hub is support for renting or buying movies straight from either iTunes or NetFlix*. Getting movies onto your HD:Hub couldn't be easier!

Support For iTunes Included

With a huge range of content to choose from, you'll never be stuck for something to watch. Pick from over 12,000 titles in NetFlix, or find the most popular 100 movies to rent or buy from iTunes. And with rentals starting from as low as £3.49, you can wave goodbye to your Video Store rental card!

Blu-Ray AND HD-DVD You Say?

 

Blu-Ray and HDMI

Well, why not?

Feedback has shown us that some of our customers invested in HD-DVD during the High Definition Format War, and that they'd still like the ability to watch their movies. So we figured we'd help out and do just that! The Kinetic HD:Hub's will play a range of optical discs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, as well as DVD's and CD's. So worry not...we have all your bases covered.

Worried about quality? Don't be. The HDMI connection on all the HD:Hub's will also provide you with breath-taking clarity and colours you never knew existed. The HD:Hub's also come complete with DVI/VGA*.

Customise

We Like Loud Noises

Instant Access To All Your Music

Fully Immersive Audio Support

High Definition, Surround Sound Audio

Get ready to be blown away.

All Kinetic HD:Hub's feature Optical (TosLink) and 7.1 HD Surround Sound audio support for a fully immersive and amazing audio experience.

Connect to your Home Theatre System and bring your movies and TV shows to life like never before.

Support for THX, Dolby Digital and DTS.

Wake The Neighbours

Ready to take your surround sound experience to the next level? Dolby Digital Plus makes it possible with innovative technology that delivers superior audio quality.

Dolby Digital Plus gives you access to more content and lets you experience all of the enveloping surround sound that Blu-ray Disc, high-definition broadcasts, and streamed and downloaded media make possible.

With up to 7.1 channels of premium-quality surround sound, you’ll follow the action with your eyes and your ears. When listening to your music or watching movies, you'll feel the explosive power of dazzling special effects and hear every sound as the artist or director intended.

The HD:Hub's also include support for DTS and THX. Add more oomph to the show...

Customise

Technical Specifications

Processing

Powered By Genuine Intel Processors

Kinetic iMini, iHome & iX HD:Hubs

  • Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 Processor Technology.
  • 2 Cores, 4 Threads (i3), 4 Core, 4 Threads (i5), 4 Cores, 8 Threads (i7).
  • 2.66 GHz - 3.33 GHz core speed.
  • Intel Smart Cache - 3MB (i3), 4/8MB (i5), 8MB (i7).

Storage

Reliable, Safe Storage

Kinetic iMini HD:Hubs

  • Upto 2TB SATA II (1 Drive Bay).
  • 1 x eSATA Port for additional storage.

Kinetic iHome HD:Hubs

  • Upto 4TB SATA II (2 Drive Bays).
  • 1 x eSATA Port for additional storage.
  • RAID 0/1 Support for Additional Data Security and Reliability [via PCIe].

Kinetic iX HD:Hubs

  • 2x SATA-III Ports.
  • Upto 8TB SATA-II. (SATA-II & SATA-III combo - 4 Drive Bays).
  • 1 x eSATA Port for additional storage.
  • RAID 0/1/5/10 Support for Additional Data Security and Reliability .

Memory

Kinetic iMini, iHome & iX HD:Hubs

  • Upto 16GB DDR3 Triple Channel.
    • 24GB DDR3 Triple Channel available on iX HD:Hub.
  • Support for upto 2200Mhz DDR3 (O/C).

 

Fast and Efficient Memory

Graphics Engine

Kinetic iMini & iHome HD:Hubs

  • Support for PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics.
  • 1 x HDMI 1.3 Port.
  • 1 x DVI.
  • 1 x VGA.
  • 3D Ready (iHome).

Kinetic iX HD:Hubs

  • Support for 3-Way SLI and ATI Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technologies.
  • Upto 4 HDMI Out.
  • 3D Ready.

 

Advanced Graphics Engine, Featuring HDMI 1.3

Support For Superior Graphics Performance

Operating System & Codecs

Featuring Windows Vista Home Premium - 64 Bit

All Kinetic HD:Hubs

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.
  • Support for AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, OGM, MPEG, MOV, HDMOV, TS, M2TS, and OGG files.
  • MP3, WMA, ACC, FLAC, DTS and LPCM, Audio Codecs.

Audio, Connections, Dimensions & Navigation

Navigation

  • HD:Hubs work great with the Logitech TouchMouse iPhone app for easy and instant access to your media. The App is free from the Apple Store if you have an iPhone or an iTouch.
  • Wireless Keyboards and Mice also work great with the HD:Hubs; as do the remotes we recommend in our Store.

Kinetic iMini HD:Hubs

  • 4.5" (H) x 15.1" (W) x 16.1" (D).
  • 11cm (H) x 38cm (W) x 41cm (D).

Kinetic iHome HD:Hubs

  • 5.5" (H) x 17.5" (W) x 16.3" (D).
  • 14cm (H) x 14cm (W) x 41cm (D).

Kinetic iX HD:Hubs

  • 7.5" (H) x 17.5" (W) x 17.8" (D).
  • 19cm (H) x 44cm (W) x 45cm (D).

All HD:Hubs

  • Optical Audio Outputs.
  • Support for THX Certified Hardware.
  • Gigabit LAN.
  • 8 Channel HD Audio Output.
  • Wireless 802.11 N Support (802.11 A/B/G/N).
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (Rear).
  • 8 x USB 2.0 (6 x Rear, 2 x Front).
  • 2 x FireWire [1394] Ports (1 x Front, 1 x Rear).

Customise

THX Support, Super Fast Wireless N For Sharing & Intel X58 Chipset