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|Storage|| 32 GB (Lite Bundle)|
64 GB (Regular Bundle)
256 GB (Pro Bundle)
|Media||Glassbox Optical Disc|
|CPU||1.8 GHz Hexa-Core TI-U1P|
|GPU||940 MHz TI-U2G|
|Memory||8 GB DDR3|
The Glassbox is an upcoming video game console created by Transparent Interactive and the successor to the Dreamstation Plus. The system was revealed at Fantendo Holiday Showcase 2015 and will be released in 2017.
The consoles development began in Summer 2015 under the codename Project Glass. The concept was to create a console that is way more powerful than its predecessors (Dreamstation and Dreamstation Plus) and uses a more simply designed controller. The result of this concept has been presented at Fantendo Holiday Showcase 2015 with the new name Glassbox. The console's release is planned for 2017.
The Glassbox plays the games in 1080p with 60 frames per second, video output options include HDMI and AV Multi. The console features Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, a total of three USB 3.0 ports (two of which are on the front and one of which is on the back) and an SD memory card slot. The Glassbox has either 32 GB (Lite Bundle), 64 GB (Regular Bundle) or 256 GB (Pro Bundle) of internal storage, expandable via SD memory cards up to 128 GB and USB external hard disk drives up to 1 TB.
The Lite Bundle features a 32 GB console and one ConPad controller and costs €229.99/$249.99/¥27000.
The Regular Bundle features a 64 GB console and two ConPad controllers and costs €269.99/$289.99/¥32000.
The Pro Bundle features a 256 GB console, four ConPad controllers and a year's supscription to Glassbox Plus and costs €299.99/$329.99/¥36000.
The console's main controller is called the ConPad, it connects to the console wirelessly, but has to be placed into the docking station for charging the battery. The controller supports motion controls via a gyroscope and an accelerometer and includes a touchscreen on the front.
The ConPad features the following buttons/controls:
- Control Pad
- L Control Stick
- R Control Stick
- L Shoulder Button
- R Shoulder Button
- LZ Trigger
- RZ Trigger
- START Button
- SELECT Button
- ABXY Action Buttons
- MENU Button
The Glassbox Menu is the console's main screen and allows you to launch games and several applications. A small bar at the top of the screen displays information such as the Wi-Fi status, notifications, time and date and your Glassbox.net account.
The Glassbox features pre-installed apps, such as the following:
The Glassbox Store is the console's digital market place and allows you to purchase downloadable titles and several applications. A Glassbox.net account is required to use it. Funds can be added via credit card or gift cards.
Glassbox Plaza is the console's social network similar to Miiverse. More information is coming soon.
The Internet Browser lets you view websites on your Glassbox console. You can scroll though the internet with your controller.
Glassbox Play is a media library service which allows you to watch television shows and movies (Cinema) and play DVDs and Blu-ray discs (Disc Player). While the Disc Player is free, the Cinema feature requires a ticket to be accessed. A Glassbox.net account is required to use this app.
Glassbox.net is the console's online service which provides online functionality for games and apps and also includes the account system. A Glassbox.net account is required for almost all services on the console (Store, UpDrive, Plaza, Play, etc).