There’s no shortage of tiny sticks that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV to stream internet video. But most rely on WiFi to do it.
The MK802 V is one of the first models I’ve seen with an Ethernet jack. It also happens to WiFi, a speedy processor, and Google Android software that lets you run Android Apps on your TV.
You can pick one up for AliExpress, where the MK802 V has a list price of $119, but it’s currently selling for $107.10.
The TV stick features a Rockchip RK3288 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It also has a microSd card slot for removable storage.
It features an HDMI port, 802.11n WiFi dual-band with an external antenna and Bluetooth 4.0. There’s also a USB port, 2 micro USB ports, and an IR port.
The device runs Google Android 4.4 KitKat software and comes with the XBMC media player app pre-installed.
While the MK802 V isn’t the first Android-powered TV box to feature an Ethernet jack, it’s one of the first stick-shaped models to have one. This feature could come in handy if you don’t have WiFi in your home or want a more reliable wired internet connection.