PC Magazine Reviews the Akimbo Player
Akimbo Player review by PC Magazine Bottom line is that this product will not survive as a stand alone product. TiVo, Microsoft or one of the satellite or cable companies needs to buy Akimbo and integrate the technology into their exisiting product as the springboard for the microcontent of the future.
People just won’t pay the money to buy one of these boxes and spring for the monthly expense, plus extra for the premium content — and I’d be remiss without mentioning that the thing doesn’t even support HDTV. This is the right idea in moving towards Microcontent but it’s just not compelling enough as a stand alone device.