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VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player

Travel Tools: VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player

This little tool is a lifesaver when on long travelling expeditions. Let’s face it, as much as we all love to travel; sometimes we just want a day off sat on the sofa watching movies. At just 340g this miniature device is excellent for adventurers looking to travel light, taking up hardly any space in your suitcase, and you won’t have to worry about it tipping the scales too much at check-in.

Unfortunately, not all hotels in Bangkok and Thailand have any TV in English, let alone any movie channels. So that’s where this little beauty comes in handy. With minimal installation required this media player can be set up in any hotel room in just 5 minutes, so even if you are staying somewhere for just one night, it’s worth installing it to turn your stopover into a convenient break.

This device doesn’t stream from the internet but merely plays all videos and music previously downloaded. Unfortunately, many hotels around the world, especially in Thailand, haven’t caught up with the wide flat screen revolution, so your TV remote can switch between various sizes to suit the screen you are watching including 4:3 and 16:9 as well as others.

Some of the older TV’s in Thailand do struggle to work sometimes so having your personal remote control gives you all the power from volume control to pause functions and all other standard remote features. If you decide to stop a movie halfway through and head out for some supper, even if the media player has been unplugged, it will remember where you stopped, so you don’t have to skip forward to where you left off.

But, of course, many hotels do have the latest TVs, so the HDMI input will give you excellent results if you’re program was recorded in a digital format. Your VonHaus Media Player will play most files including MP3, MP4, AVI, MKV and so on. However it doesn’t play old AVI files, so if you are planning to download some movies, and TV shows, it’s perhaps best to try and get MP4 or MKV files.

This media player has two different types of input. The first is the old faithful USB port, allowing for a 1TB external hard drive to be connected, enabling you to carry with you several months’ worth of television for those long haul trips, if required. And, of course, you can also take a backup of your entire music collection to listen to on your travels. The second is an SD Card Input, which is handy for either watching movies or if you just want to check through today’s photos using the slideshow function.

This media player has two different types of input. The first is the old faithful USB port, allowing for a 1TB external hard drive to be connected, enabling you to carry with you several months’ worth of television for those long haul trips, if required. And, of course, you can also take a backup of your entire music collection to listen to on your travels. The second is an SD Card Input, which is handy for either watching movies or if you just want to check through today’s photos using the slideshow function.

The power supply is a standard, easily replaceable component that, in the unlikely event that it goes pop, can be substituted at any good electrical store, which in Bangkok are abundant. This device uses all standard components for easy use and replacements.

The VonHaus Nano 3.0 is a great product for the weary traveller who after a hectic day sightseeing just wants to come home and chill out.

These devices are not easy to find in Thailand, so it is best to purchase one online before you leave on your trip.

This article is featured in the March 2017 issue of The Bangkok Consultant magazine.

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