Oh, the irony: $70 Android ICS computer is called the iStick, supports multitouch on up to 120" screens

Oh, the irony: $70 Android ICS computer is called the iStick, supports multitouch on up to 120
Android-powered gadgets are proliferating these days, and we are waiting for the Jelly Bean motorized can opener, but the PQ Labs iStick with Android 4.0 certainly stands out, both as a price point, and as a naming choice.

As small as a USB flash drive, the iStick makes your dumb TV a smart one, as it will offer up to a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory inside with a microSD slot for expansion. The iStick supports desktop resolutions up to 720p, and can stream up to 1080p Full HD movies. Since it has an USB port, it supports wired and wireless USB Mouse/Keyboard, USB Hard Drive, USB Hubs and so on.

Here's where it gets interesting. PQ Labs have their touchscreen overlays, which are fairly easy to install and can turn your regular TV or any screen, really, into a big touch-enabled display. The iStick supports those in up to 120" size, provided that you want to interact with the screen directly. Starting from $69 for the A100 1GHz single-core version (A200 coming later), the iStick will be shipping in August as a fairly inexpensive way to pimp up your oldie-but-goodie HDTV. Have a look at the video below demoing the touchscreen overlay installation that one might be tempted to supplement the iStick thingy with.

source: PQLabs


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10 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

PQ labs, be careful with that iStick name because iSue might come and attack you.

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I hope they try. But at some point they are gona reach a point where the court system is going to get sick of the bs. All though if they don't own the name that can't do anything

7. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

I wouldn't worry too much about that. First of all, you can't copyright a letter. There have been many devices out there that use that lowercase 'i' that aren't made by Apple. It's a trend to get people interested in their stuff because people just love that 'i'. It is a nice jab at Apple, though. Nothing like taking a shot at a company without the worry for litigation.

2. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

PQ Labs trolling apple.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think if the price is right this thing is awesome and I want to do it. Just wonder how accurate it is cause if it works as good as a good touch screen tablet in accuracy than it is freaking way awesome and I want to make a coffy table (aren't you not able to have tv systems on there sides or is that just plasma) or somthing really cool.

5. Awaragardiyan unregistered

Is there any option to connect it to a common AV Tv?

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You got me with an AV TV (I don't know what the AV stands for). But just in case it answers your question> it has an in built HDMI port so you can connect most TVs to it. Anyone knows what's the processor behind? My guess is a TI OMAP 4470

9. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It is not the 4470 because the processor used is a single core 1 GHz processor.

10. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

There are actually two models, and both in this article and in the source site say that the higher model uses a "1.8GHz dual-core processor". That´s the one I´m referring to. I´m definitely not interested in the 1GHz one.

8. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

nice would love this

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