GameStick’s $79 Android gaming system is available for pre-order
PlayJam plans to ship its first Android-based GameStick video game consoles in April to backers of the company’s Kickstarter campaign. But if you didn’t pledge any money during the fundraising campaign, now you can pre-order a GameStick from the company’s website for $79.
The GameStick is a game console on a tiny stick about the size of a USB flash drive. It also comes with a wireless game controller which has a slot that you can store the stick in when you’re not using it.
If the GameStick design looks familiar, that’s because it’s basically a custom version of an Android TV Stick — and we’ve seen a lot of those in the past year. This particular model features an Amlogic AM8726-MX ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and an Android Jelly Bean-based operating system with an emphasis on games.
Pre-orders will ship once all of the Kickstarter premiums are out the door.
Customers can also pick up a case for $10, or a dock for $25. The dock is an accessory that adds an SD card reader, additional USB ports, an Ethernet jack, HDMI port, and wireless charging for the GameStick controller. You can also use it to plug in peripherals like a microphone, camera, or just about anything else supported by Android.