There’s no shortage of Android-powered TV boxes coming out of China these days. I’ve kind of stopped paying attention, since there are plenty of better ways to stream videos or run apps and games on a TV.
But the CS668 is one of the more unusual TV boxes I’ve seen… because in addition to letting you run Android apps on a big screen, this little box can function as a Bluetooth speaker and/or a power bank for charging your phone or other gadgets.
The CS668 is a box that measures about 5.9″ x 3.1″ x 1.1″ and which features an HDMI 2.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB port, a microSD card slot, and a separate power jack.
Inside the case is an Amlogic S905X ARM Cortex-A53 processor with mali-450 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of eMMC storage.
Plug the CS668 into a TV and you can run Android apps on a TV thanks to the device’s Android 6.0 operating system. It also comes with a TV-friendly app launcher and with Kodi 17 media center pre-installed and ships with an infrared remote control.
There’s also a 5,000 mAh battery that allows the device to run when it’s not plugged in… and which you can use to charge other devices plugged into one of the USB ports. And the CS668 features 10 watt stereo speakers and a microphone. You can pair the speaker with a smartphone or other gadget to use it as a Bluetooth speaker.