The Rikomagic MK802 IV is a small box that you can plug into a TV to run Android apps on a big screen. It’s a speedy little guy, featuring a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.

As you probably guessed from the Roman numeral IV in its name, this isn’t Rikomagic’s first foray into the Android mini PC space. The company’s first MK802 came out over a year ago, and it was one of the first devices of its type to hit the market. Since then there have been dozens, maybe hundreds of others.

The MK802 IV is much more powerful than that first model, but it’s just about as hackable — something that was a key selling point for the original. There are custom ROMs for the MK802 IV, and even early builds of Ubuntu Linux that can run on the device.

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The folks at retailer W2Comp loaned me a demo unit recently, and after cracking open the case to fix the WiFi performance, I can report that the MK802 IV works pretty much as promised.

Since W2Comp doesn’t want the stick back, I’m going to give it away to one lucky reader. If you don’t win, keep in mind, you can always buy an MK802 IV from W2Comp yourself for $58.

Here’s how to win this lightly used MK802 IV.

Leave a comment by 5:00AM Eastern on Monday, 8/5/2013

That’s the bold print. Here’s the fine print (handily written in the same font size as everything else on this page):

  • A winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries.
  • This contest is only open to residents of the United States, or contestants that have a US shipping address.
  • If you’ve won another Liliputing contest in the last 60 days, write for Liliputing, or are a close friend or family member of someone who does, you’re disqualified.
  • Please leave only one comment. If I catch you leaving two or more, I’ll throw out all your entries.
  • Make sure to use a valid email address, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account to leave your comment — and make sure to check your messages.
  • Once a winner is selected, that person has 48 hours to respond. If we don’t receive a reply, we’ll pick another winner.

Thanks again to W2Comp for providing this demo unit.

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Andy T!

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303 replies on “MK802 IV Android TV stick giveaway”

    1. chromecast function is to push the video,music… from table or phone to the big screen, it is DLNA or air play function. Android mini pc also supprts it. What is more, mini pc has a lot of functions which chromecast didnt have. This is the advantages.

  1. thank you for the contest!!! please pick me… i would love to run ubuntu on this and use it with me lapdock!!!

  2. I could really use a tv stick like this. Thank you for offering it up in this contest.

  3. Now that I have a monitor with a secondary hdmi input, I’d like to try running Android on native hardware for once..

  4. Looks like a cool site… giveaways like this are a really nice opportunity to try these devices out as well… will check this out over the next few weeks and possibly add to rotation of daily sites.

  5. Having just resurrected my mk802ii just his a.m., I’m anxious to get ahold of this baby.

  6. I would love to have one of these to stream videos in the living room and the kids could play Angry Birds or whatever the matter game is.

  7. This would be awesome, I dont have the opportunity to by technology to use my skills. Thanks Liliputing!

  8. I’d love to open this gadget and change the antenna position by myself.
    I really need a quad core processor!!!

  9. I gave up mu UG802 because the Linux issue. After I sold it I realized I miss it :(. I would love to try linux on this one!

  10. It is good to see power getting smaller and smaller. Also to all those that have android phones ;rooting, and custom roms are the way to go.I think that it is always best to try to get the most out of your device.Just search androidforums, and see what they have.

  11. Wow, yes please. That would be so cool. I’ve thought about getting one of the several times but just never could decide if it would be right for me. There are so many options competing for attention. I’ve been following your blog for a while and I don’t think better info exists anywhere.

  12. This is the one stop place for me to get tech news. Keep up the great work!

  13. I have the earliest Rikomagic which still blows my mind. But this quadcore one would be even better.

  14. me please. need to put together apocalypse type emergency computer with linux. lol. seriously… i will make this a some sort of emergency computer to set aside when completed.

  15. It would be very cool to finally have one of these. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. MC’s look me in my face, then their eyes geAnnotatet weak
    Pulse rate descends.. heart rate increases

  17. I can’t help but wonder if drilling a small hole in the case and running the wire out side of the case would help, or perhaps lengthing the wire some.

  18. I need to replace my GoogleTV… Ill happily take this off your hands.

  19. Can this device recieve movies from your pc ? Been searching for the answer online but haven’t found an answer yet

  20. …ooh, oooh, oooooh [hands raised and flailing] – I want one!!!!
    THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO either way!!!!

  21. wow! a quadcore stick from Rikomagic, perfect for games, hd movies and converting any hdtv to a smarttv, with a decent wi-fi range, this should be the perfect android device for everyone.

  22. This looks awesome! So little, yet so much entertainment for your big screen!

  23. Good giveaway! Was planning to buy one some time, so winning one would be awesome πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work!

  24. I’m dropping back, there’s the snap, running down the side line, the quarterback pulls his arm back, and throws the carefully repackaged MK802 IV to me. πŸ™‚

  25. I have a US shipping address. Thanks! Cause I am still running those with single core.

  26. Sure; I’d be interested in one. Thanks for holding these raffles!

  27. If picked I promise to take pictures, review it, and take care of it as if it were my own child.

  28. please i still want the giveaway and willing to pay the shipping and handling cost. thanks

  29. My mk802 just died last day .. good time for his big brother to come in..

  30. Having regrets getting a OUYA when i should of got a
    MK802 IV Android TV stick instead. ….. πŸ™ Please let me win so i can erase these bad ouya memories

  31. I promise that I’ll give it a loving home with lots of fun things to do.

  32. Been looking for a way to play XBMC on my bedroom TV. My Windows XP running a P4 2.4Ghz just isn’t cutting the mustard on 720p video or streaming content.

  33. I would love to switch to android (stick) – our WD HDTV is glitchy,sluggish and closed source

  34. My MK 802 IIIs worked flawlessly…. Before I broke it. I could really use a replacement so I can Netflix the new episodes of Arrested Development on my Sony TV. And other stuff πŸ™‚

  35. These Rockchip units have really been impressing me. This one sounds like everything I’d want out of an Ouya plus a Chromecast, minus the proprietary stuff. Count me in.

  36. I’ve been seeing a lot of articles of neat little projects built around these rockchip-based systems. They seem like a cool little thing to tweak with.

  37. I’ve always been curious to try one of these out πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  38. This would be a great help for cutting the cord and dumping cable.

  39. I’ve always wanted one of these! This would be such a cool addition to my home! Thanks for the chance!

  40. I was waiting for a nice solid linux build before buying one so I’m absolutely interested πŸ™‚

  41. Thank you for picking me as the winner. It is a great honor…PLEASE!

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