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This $50 gizmo brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to your HDTV

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This $50 gizmo brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to your HDTV
This $50 gizmo brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to your HDTV
The gizmo that you see in the photo is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but has the potential to entertain you and the whole family all day long. That's because the FAVI SmartStick, as the device is called, is a teeny weeny computer that plugs in the HDMI port of your TV. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it can stream media from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora or a PC connected to your home Wi-Fi network. One can even play Angry Birds on the big screen, browse the internet using the Android web browser, or download apps from Google Play.

At the same time, getting one of these gadgets with 4GB of on-board storage will set you back a mere $50. The 8GB model is priced at $80 for those who might need the extra memory. An optional wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad and media control buttons is also being offered for $40. Don't get that wallet out, however, as the FAVI SmartStick is not out yet. The first units are scheduled to start shipping in late October, but the impatient are free to pre-order one from the company's web page.

source: FAVI via Engadget

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posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:18 1

1. vzwcooter (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Could have done without the corny music...but not gonna lie, I got a little overly excited with this intro.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:16 2

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

internal specs?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:45 2

3. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

Does it work on any tv with HDMI and net conncection?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 10:30 1

4. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

This is quite the nifty little device, I like the ability to stream videos and browse the web from TV(my tv doesnt have wifi) w/out a home media player. Might have to buy one when they come out

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:53

5. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

This would have caught my interest if it was announced a month ago, but now using a dual boot vista/ubuntu pc on my TV.

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 13:29

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

So getting one of this when it adds more operating systems (i.e. iOS, Windows, Android, etc.) in the cable thing all at once & I can switch to them in the same cable easily,

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:14

7. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

There was a kickstarter for this a few months back. Is this the same thing or did their idea get jacked?


posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:10

9. cdgoin (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

Sadly no.. it looks like the great idea was already in production when the kickstarter program happened. :-/

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:06

8. cdgoin (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

SWEET !! I am preordering it now :) I was looking for this exact thing a few weeks ago..

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:35 1

10. Dandroid15 (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Wait! If its connected to the tv and that smart remote is an accessory than how can you control the screen? Do you need to buy that smart remote to operate it?

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