Browsing the web, watching television, and playing video games. I'm sure these are all daily activities my fellow Sinners partake in. Switching between any of these should be faster than it currently takes. What if you didn't have to walk from your living room to your bedroom to switch from your T.V. to your PC? Enter Skreens, the brand new way to experience the entertainment in your home, all on one screen. Whatever you utilize, whether it be a gaming console, cable box, Blu-Ray, Roku, PC, or an Apple TV, Skreens is the device for you. Now you can hop onto Se7enSins in the middle of a game of Halo, watch a movie while typing up an article, or whatever else suits your multi-taking needs.
With Skreens, you're always in control. You'll be able to scale windows up, down, and re-position any window and save your layouts to always have the custom experience you want. With the NexusPro edition, users will be able to utilize the transparency, cropping, chroma key and layering functions to further improve their experience. Skreens will support any audio input you have. Home audio system owners will be able to use Skreens to turn their system into the primary audio output using HDMI and optical S/PDIF outputs. If you don't own a home audio system, don't worry, you'll be able to stream your audio output via WiFi. Smartphone owners will be able to stream audio channels directly to their smartphones or tablets.
At the very core of the product, Skreens is powered by one of the most powerful FPGA chips available. This enables Skreens to have nearly unlimited high definition data streams into one single interface in real time. You won't experience any lag and you'll have the ability to customize any part of the interface. Anything from combining windows from the web or from different devices, Skreens was made to bring multiple home entertainment experiences into experience. Everything you create on Skreens will be saved. Whatever you were doing when you turned off Skreens will be in the same place you left it. For gamers who constantly stream on Twitch, Skreens hasn't left you out of the fun. You'll be able to use the Skreens API to directly connect to your broadcasting software. You'll be able to customize everything in real time with the touch of a button.
Skreens will be shipping out with two different models, the Nexus Two and the Nexus Four. Both devices will ship with all of the basic features, the only difference the Nexus Four has from the Nexus Two is that it offers you four inputs and a single output, while the Nexus Two only has two inputs. With this, you'll be able to add every device and experience it all together. If you want to maximize your multi-tasking experience, you'll be able to link together as many Skreens devices as you'd like. For those of you who want to push your Skreens experience a little further, you'll be able to upgrade any of the devices to Nexus Pro. Upgrading to Nexus Pro allows you to utilize the universal remote control capabilities via the Skreens Controller App for iOS or Android, streaming audio over WiFi/BT, Developer API, plug-in to OBS, bonus goodies for streamers like video scaling, priority, cropping, chroma-key, and transparency. The full specs for each of the models can be viewed on their Kickstarter page below.
Skreens will be shipping out March 2016. The Nexus Two will cost $200 while the Nexus Four will cost $350. The Nexus Pro version will cost you roughly $100 extra for both editions. The colors Available will be Black, Red, Gold, Blue, and Purple.