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Mini Android 4.0 ICS 1080p Network Media Player (Wi-Fi / HDMI / USB) 4GB @ Deal Extreme - £33.83 when you use PayPal (£36 for credit card)
Mini Android 4.0 ICS 1080p Network Media Player (Wi-Fi / HDMI / USB) 4GB @ Deal Extreme - £33.83 when you use PayPal (£36 for credit card)

Mini Android 4.0 ICS 1080p Network Media Player (Wi-Fi / HDMI / USB) 4GB @ Deal Extreme - £33.83 when you use PayPal (£36 for credit card)

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ICS on a stick!

Connects to the HDMI port of your TV and runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with working market
1.2GHz A8 CPU, 1080p, Wi-Fi, USB and 4GB of memory built-in.

You will probably want a USB hub and a wireless keyboard / mouse to get the best out of it.

Also available in white:
dealextreme.com/p/m…172

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anyone tried one of these if it works it would be a great piece of kit

Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and HDMI out for £15 more.

Original Poster

MIDURIX

Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and … Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and HDMI out for £15 more.

Horses for courses...
My TV is 4m away from my couch so this will work nicely for me and I won't have any wires trailing.
For those who want a tablet, you might want to put a link on to the £49 one that you mention


MIDURIX

Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and … Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and HDMI out for £15 more.



If it works well, then its hot, no pi**ing contest necessary.

Original Poster

flatlander

anyone tried one of these if it works it would be a great piece of kit

I've ordered one but it'll be a couple of weeks before I'll get it.

I have doubts about how well this will work. Also, you'll have to get some kind of remote or keyboard and no guarantees it will work with it etc. I'll wait for OP to get his and give feedback. Have not voted.

MIDURIX

Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and … Or you could buy a fully functioning 7" tablet with the same specs and HDMI out for £15 more.

Sounds like a waste of £15. This device is meant to be stuck behind the telly and used. What's the point of buying a tablet if you're just going to put it somewhere inaccessible?
Edited by: "pete_l" 26th Jun 2012

Seems like a nice product on paper apart from no MKV support.The only thing i would be worried about would be the wifi strength in a usb stick.May work a few meters away

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EastLondon

Seems like a nice product on paper apart from no MKV support.The only … Seems like a nice product on paper apart from no MKV support.The only thing i would be worried about would be the wifi strength in a usb stick.May work a few meters away

As it's Android, I'm guessing there will be something in the Market that can add MKV support.
You may be right about the wifi but you could get an HDMI extension to move it a bit closer to your router.
teerex

I'll wait for OP to get his and give feedback. Have not voted.

Fair comment - I was willing to spend the £34 on a bit of a gamble but I can't see them going out of stock or upping their prices in the next few weeks.
The same product is available from lightake too (a little more expensive):
lightake.com/det…118

It'll play MKV.

White one says 1.2ghz and black 1.5ghz lol.

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gavjbrown

White one says 1.2ghz and black 1.5ghz lol.

Yeah - I noticed that X)
But the black one has a go-faster stripe!

there are some interesting posts on their website...
hd movie streaming
how to do inputs

if you want to stream something you seem to have to connect it physically via USB to the source and manouvering it you need a usb keyboard/mous combo and for power supply you need the usb slot as well...but there are not enough slots....
....I think I stick with my tablet and 3m hdmi cable....unless someone can prove that i can stream a hd movie wirelessly via this gadget

I asked their support guys in live chat but they had no clue...

BubaMan

Horses for courses...My TV is 4m away from my couch so this will work … Horses for courses...My TV is 4m away from my couch so this will work nicely for me and I won't have any wires trailing.For those who want a tablet, you might want to put a link on to the £49 one that you mention

If you are willing to buy from china like this deal, then a £50 tablet is easily found. I payed just over £60 for a 8" 1024x768 tablet. This device will need a keyboard or mouse to function, whereas a tablet needs nothing more than a cable.

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MIDURIX

This device will need a keyboard or mouse to function, whereas a tablet … This device will need a keyboard or mouse to function, whereas a tablet needs nothing more than a cable.

Yes, a 4m cable.
For a tablet to work in my room without a hazardous, unsightly cable running across my room, I'd still need a wireless keyboard & mouse so that's why I said horses for courses.

BubaMan

Yes, a 4m cable.For a tablet to work in my room without a hazardous, … Yes, a 4m cable.For a tablet to work in my room without a hazardous, unsightly cable running across my room, I'd still need a wireless keyboard & mouse so that's why I said horses for courses.


and for this "wireless" gadget you still need a wired (via usb) or wireless (via usb dongle) keyboard/mouse combo..and you would not be able to stream hd videos from your external HDD or a notebook without a wire.......but to transfer your TV into a smart TV with internet access it is a suitable gadget...
Edited by: "hugodoswald" 26th Jun 2012

Looks like an interesting little device with a lot of potential. Although I'm looking at it as less of a TV add-on and more of a Raspberry Pi type little box.

Good find

i don't get it, how do you control it - does it make your tv in a touch screen...

furbix

i don't get it, how do you control it - does it make your tv in a touch … i don't get it, how do you control it - does it make your tv in a touch screen...

You need a keyboard and mouse.

Does this work with any TV with a USB? What are the criteria for the TV in order for this to work?

Can this be used with a touchscreen monitor (like Dell 2220T) and the monitor works as a standalone Android device?
Thanks

DO NOT FORGET THE TAXMAN!!! THIS IS COMING FROM HONG KONG

YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE CHARGED TAX AND HANDLING CHARGES BY THE ROYAL MAIL IF THIS IS NOT MARKED AS GIFT(which is technically not legal for businesses to do)

dietcoke2000

Does this work with any TV with a USB? What are the criteria for the TV … Does this work with any TV with a USB? What are the criteria for the TV in order for this to work?



dont be fooled, the end of the device is a HDMI connector so plugs into your tv via hdmi

Can this be used with a touchscreen monitor (like Dell 2220T) and the monitor works as a standalone Android device?
Thanks

Can this be used with a touchscreen monitor (like Dell 2220T) and the monitor works as a standalone Android device?
Thanks

Hot man, its a decent punt for interesting technology.

Many people have wireless mice and keyboards so its pretty user friendly.
good find!

Original Poster

dietcoke2000

Does this work with any TV with a USB? What are the criteria for the TV … Does this work with any TV with a USB? What are the criteria for the TV in order for this to work?

It gets it's power from USB so anything with a USB socket should power it (including the £2 USB chargers on eBay).
What it needs on the TV is an HDMI input so that it can use your TV as the display.

Original Poster

Questioning_mind

Can this be used with a touchscreen monitor (like Dell 2220T) and the … Can this be used with a touchscreen monitor (like Dell 2220T) and the monitor works as a standalone Android device?Thanks

I very much doubt that you could use the touch input from your screen but it should display (you might need a HDMI-DVI adapter if the monitor does not have a HDMI port)

Why dont you just get one of these?

HDMI to this, usb cable from this to external hard drive, comes with remote control!

amazon.co.uk/Cyc…8-2

Only thing it lacks is wifi

bp4917

DO NOT FORGET THE TAXMAN!!! THIS IS COMING FROM HONG KONGYOU ARE LIKELY … DO NOT FORGET THE TAXMAN!!! THIS IS COMING FROM HONG KONGYOU ARE LIKELY TO BE CHARGED TAX AND HANDLING CHARGES BY THE ROYAL MAIL IF THIS IS NOT MARKED AS GIFT(which is technically not legal for businesses to do)



DX always mark as gift. Never, ever been charged extra when it's come from them.

Build quality doesn't look that good...

http://i.imgur.com/BeZAE.jpg

if u got touch screen tv 32inch tablet

This looks like a lot of fun for the hackers out there. It will probably also run the Gooseberry Ubuntu, which is made for very similar hardware:

gooseberry.atspace.co.uk/

I hope the community makes some progress getting XBMC to run on the A10, this would make a lovely media centre. It's a lot more powerful than the raspberry pi, which can only run basic Linux distributions and only plays x264 video.

Krooner

DX always mark as gift. Never, ever been charged extra when it's come … DX always mark as gift. Never, ever been charged extra when it's come from them.



Here's the HMRC guidelines for gifts and paying duty/tax >

hmrc.gov.uk/cus…htm
Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Jun 2012

Thyseus

Why dont you just get one of these?HDMI to this, usb cable from this to … Why dont you just get one of these?HDMI to this, usb cable from this to external hard drive, comes with remote control!http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyclone-Micro-MultiMedia-Player-Adaptor/dp/B00534L3B8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340715041&sr=8-2Only thing it lacks is wifi



Only thing it lacks is wifi and APPS, you meant to say.

Can you not control it with an app on your Android phone? I had a Sony Smart TV box thing (though returned it cos it was rubbish), but you could control that with an app on your phone (works over the wifi) though was a little bit laggy.

If it can take USB then what about webcam and skype? Hot anyway.

problem with these is interface - you need a keyboard and mouse or compatible remote and dongle.

its very interesting concept for little money. the biggest issue with this is android is meant for touch screen and you dont have one with this.

rpi is still a much better bet due to the amount of support and dev going on for it. hdmi sec is almost completely working over xbmc (which is also pretty much fully working) which means you can use most modern decent tvs standard remote. This is a huge deal really. Not just that xbmc is fully working but that you can use your standard existing tv remote.


Edited by: "alera" 26th Jun 2012
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