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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10 Comments

1. vzwcooter

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

internal specs?

3. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

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

4. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 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

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

6. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 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,

7. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

There was a kickstarter for this a few months back. Is this the same thing or did their idea get jacked? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/484889112/the-pocket-tv-makes-any-tv-a-smart-tv?ref=live

9. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

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

8. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

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

10. Dandroid15

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 02, 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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