Roku announced yesterday a new device to it’s lineup, the Roku LT. The Roku LT specs look amazingly similar to the Roku 2 HD. Looking through multiple write-ups on the device the only discernible difference I can find (besides the odd Roku Purple color of the box) is the fact that it may (or may not) contain a microSD card slot. Roku touts that the microSD is only to hold channels and games. Since this device (like the HD) does not have bluetooth (for enabling the control of games) there shouldn’t be as much of a concern over the amount storage, thus no need for the microSD slot.
The omission of bluetooth may also mean the IR remote won’t have the incessant sleep problem that the bluetooth remotes have. Here’s hoping… 🙂
So for omitting the microSD and bluetooth, Roku lowers the price to $49.99. If your looking to use this device for what it was primarily designed for (streaming television) then you won’t miss those features and will appreciate having the extra $10.
- Roku Debuts $50 Streaming Device Named the LT (pcworld.com)
- Roku announces $50 LT model, will add HBO Go streaming to all of its boxes this month (engadget.com)