New FreeAgent Hits the Market

Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Seagate has officially announced the release of its new FreeAgent Theater + HD media player. A followup to the unimpressive FreeAgent Theater, Seagate hopes to turn things around with their latest offering.

Shipping next month at $149, the FreeAgent Theater + features support for a variety of popular music and video formats including DivX, Xvid, FLAC and of course Mpeg -1 and 4 and MP3 formats. The player is also capable of streaming from home computers, though wireless connectivity isn't a built in option.

Much of the celebration regarding the FreeAgent is in its clean look and simple setup, both of which rely on the use of a FreeAgent Go hard drive. The FreeAgent Theater + still allows the hookup of standard external drives, but hooking through USB is a much less elegant solution.

The FreeAgent + is available for preorder now, sold alone at $149 or bundled with a 500GB FreeAgent Go drive for $289. The wireless adapter, available in November, will retail for $69.

Source: Seagate

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