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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 9th generation video game console created by Transparent Interactive and the successor to the Dreamstation Plus. The system was revealed at Fantendo Holiday Showcase 2015 and is planned to be released in Q4 2017.
The Glassbox plays 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. Depending on the bundle one has purchased, the console has either 32 GB (Lite Bundle), 64 GB (Regular Bundle) or 256 GB (Pro Bundle) of internal memory, expandable via SD memory cards up to 128 GB and USB external hard disk drives up to 2 TB.
The Lite Bundle features a 32 GB console, one ConPad controller and costs €229.99/$239.99/¥27000.
The Regular Bundle features a 64 GB console, two ConPad controllers and costs €269.99/$279.99/¥32000.
The Pro Bundle features a 256 GB console, four ConPad controllers, a year's supscription to Glassbox Plus and costs €299.99/$309.99/¥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:
- 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 system software is subdivided into 6 core areas, which are the following:
The Glassbox Menu is the main dashboard of the system and allows launching games and applications.
The Status Menu can be accessed by pressing the MENU Button while at the Glassbox Menu. The Status Menu displays various information such as date and time, the wireless signal status, account settings, controller battery life and controller settings. It also allows the user to turn off the console or put it into sleep mode.
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 allows the user to browse the web on the TV screen.
Play'd is the console's integrated media library service which includes a media player and the possibility to use online video services such as the in-built Play'd on Demand service, or third-party services such as Netfix, Amazon Video, Hulu and many more.
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'd, etc).