The Ugoos UM3 is a small box that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps. But unlike most devices that fit that description, this one can also run Ubuntu Linux.
That means you could use it to stream videos from YouTube or Netflix, play music from Pandora or Spotify, or play Android games. Then you could reboot the device and switch operating systems to run full desktop apps including LibreOffice and Firefox.
The box measures about 4.1″ x 2″ x 0.8″ and features a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. There’s a microSD card slot for removable storage and there are also three USB ports which you can use to connect a hard drive, flash drive, or other peripherals.
It supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, has an external antenna, and while there’s no Ethernet port, some stores list Ethernet as an option thanks to an optional USB to Ethernet adapter.
The Ugoos UM3 comes with an infrared remote control and an HDMI cable.