The FXI Cotton Candy is a full-fledged PC that’s about the pack of a stick of gum… or a somewhat chunky USB flash drive. In fact, it is kind of a USB flash drive, since there’s a USB port at one end and an HDMI port at the other.

FXI Cotton Candy

FXI started showing off a prototype late last year, but now the design has been refined a bit and the Cotton Candy is available for pre-order for $199. The company expects to start shipping products in March.

Packed tightly in that little box you’ll find a 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot for storage.

The Cotton Candy can run Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or earlier versions of Google’s mobile operating system. It can also run Ubuntu Linux and theoretically it should be able to handle any other operating system compiled for ARM processors.

It also features built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, which is good because it’s not like there’s a lot of room for an Ethernet port.

The USB port on one end of the stick can be used to power the Cotton Candy — but you can also plug it into any device that supports USB mass storage to copy files to and from the Cotton Candy.

via The Verge

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8 replies on “FXI Cotton Candy computer on a USB stick up for pre-order for $199”

  1. I might be a little more gung ho if they had something other than a rendered image for a photo.  This late in the game they should have a couple of final units from the factory for final testing.

  2. Wasn’t this promised for sub $100 prices?

    $200 is way too much for this when you will soon be able to buy a Raspberry Pi + case way under $100.

    Of course, this is much stronger hw, but the Pi will be ablet to serve as a media player similarly well.

  3. So. . . you connect the display to it, but you still have to plug the USB end in to a PC to power the device?

    I guess you could get one of those monitors with USB ports on them. . . that would be creepy.  Monitor powering the PC operating the monitor powering. . .

  4. Wow that might just be the slickest Android development testing platform EVER!!!

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