One stop shop for all your digital media!
I last used vortexbox approx 7 years ago when i installed it on a redundant pc after buying a new laptop. Back then it was nothing to get excited about, my music streamer was a roku soundbrige 1001 and i used squeezeserver to connect the roku.
Recently i was lucky enough to have one on loan to me. It is basically a smart black micro pc with an optical drive and an on/off button and the usual array of connections at the rear. You can also connect an external USB DAC to it and use it as a digital music player.