Infinitec PocketTV Android stick now shipping… for $159
The Infinitec PocketTV made a bit of a splash this summer when the company behind the product raised over $100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign. Months later, the PocketTV is shipping as promised, and you can read an early review from one customer at reddit.
You can also order your own PocketTV. They’re available from the Infinitec shop for $159.
That makes the PocketTV significantly more expensive than most of the Android-based TV sticks we’ve seen in recent months, such as the UG802, Minix NEO G4, or G-Box Dyno. One thing that does help set Infinitec’s device apart is the fact that it ships with an Air Remote which is a QWERTY thumb keyboard with a gyroscopic sensor that you can use as an air mouse.
The Air Remote is also sold separately for $40.
Ininitec’s little PC features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, ARM Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It has WiFi built-in, and supports Bluetooth with an external USB Bluetooth dongle.
There’s a USB 2.0 port at one end, which you can use to plug in a keyboard, mouse, flash drive, or other peripheral. The other end has an HDMI port which you can plug directly into a TV or monitor to run Android apps on a big screen.
The device also features a mini USB port for power and a microSD card slot for extra storage.
It’s hardly a unique product. There are dozens of competing Android mini PCs making the rounds these days. But at least it looks like a pretty decent device… which is what you’d hope for from an Android TV stick that costs more than twice the price of an original MK802.