The MK809 III Android TV stick is a small device that you can plug into a TV to run Android apps on the big screen. It’s one of the first models to feature a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, (although there are a growing number of devices with that chip on the horizon).
W2Comp is now taking pre-orders for the MK809 III for $89, and expects to begin shipping units to customers in early May.
The MK809 III runs Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and features 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and ARM Mali-400 graphics.
It has 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and has a microSD card slot, 2 microUSB ports, and a full-sized USB port. There’s an HDMI connector at one end which you can plug right into a TV or monitor.
You can plug in a keyboard or mouse and use the MK809 III like an Android-powered computer. Or you can connect a wireless mouse, game controller, or other peripherals to control the device from your couch while you play games, surf the web, or watch videos.