You can take any old Android TV stick, plug it into your TV and add a keyboard, mouse or remote to run Android apps on a big screen. But what if you want to add support for multi-touch so you can really use your big screen like a big tablet?
Peau Productions has put together a PQ Labs Android mini PC and an PQ Labs Touch Frame to create a TV-sized tablet that could be used for digital signage, a kiosk-type setup, or for some heavy-duty Angry Birds sessions on your TV.
The PQ Labs iStick A200 is an Android mini PC with a Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor, Mali 400 quad-core graphics, 2GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. There’s a USB port on one end and an HDMI port on the other. It sells for about $79 and comes pre-rooted.
The PQ Labs Multi-Touch G4 frame is a 32 inch or larger overlay frame that you can use with a projector or TV display to add support for multi-touch input.
Prics for the frames start at about $467. So while the iStick A200 won’t put a big dent in your wallet, the whole kit doesn’t come particularly cheap. Still, it’s pretty impressive that you can set up a fully functional touchscreen device that runs Android apps including a web browser, video player, Google Maps, and many other apps.