The MK802 II is a tiny computer that could be easily mistaken for a USB flash drive. But under the hood it’s got the guts of a smartphone including a processor, RAM, and storage.
You can plug the MK802 II into TV or monitor to bring Android apps to a big screen. Or you can hook up a mouse and keyboard and load a full desktop Linux operating system onto the device and use it like a cheap, tiny, and kind of slow computer.
The folks at w2comp have been kind enough to provide us with an MK802 II for the Liliputing 2012 Holiday Giveaway.
The unit we’re giving away features a 1 GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage.
It comes with Google Android 4.0 preloaded, and you can use it exactly as it is. Or you can load another operating system onto a microSD card and dual boot Android and Ubuntu or a different OS.
While Chinese device makers have released faster and more powerful mini PCs in recent months, the original MK802 is still one of the most versatile of these little computers since developers have already put a fair amount of time and effort into porting operating systems ranging from Puppy Linux to CyanogenMod 10 Android to run on the MK802. We may also see a version of Bodhi Linux for the MK802 soon.
The MK802 II features the same processor as the original MK802, but it has an improved case design with vents for cooling, a micro USB port instead of mini USB, and an HDMI connector instead of a port. That means you can plug the stick directly into a TV or monitor without any cables (except a USB cable for power).
Keep in mind… if you’re looking to use the MK802 II as a desktop computer, it’s a pretty sluggish one. But it’s still kind of impressive that it can run everything from Firefox to LibreOffice. And if you plan to use it as an Android-based media center, the user interface is a bit clunky for navigating Netflix on your TV. But hey, it will let you watch Netflix on your TV.
W2comp sells the MK802 II for $55.
But if you’d like to snag one for free, here’s how to enter:
How to win: Leave a comment by 5:00AM, 11/29/2012
You can enter to win simply by leaving a comment below — and making sure I have a way to contact you. If your Disqus account is associated with an email account, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, that should do the trick.
Entries must be received by 5:00AM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 29th, 2012.
Here’s the normal-font print:
- This contest is open to anyone around the globe. I guess theoretically I could find out how much it costs to ship one of these devices back to China.
- Please leave only one comment on this post. You’ll be disqualified if you leave more than one.
- Winners will be randomly chosen from all valid entries.
- Winners have 48 hours to respond after they’ve been selected. If we don’t hear back from you, we will choose another winner at random.
- Writers for Liliputing and their friends and family members cannot enter this contest.
- If you’ve won another Liliputing contest in the past 30 days, please let someone else have a chance. We’ll toss out your name and draw again if we find a repeat customer.
- If you’re in a country where taxes, duties, or other fees are applied to items shipped from overseas, you’ll be responsible for covering those costs.
Thanks again to W2Comp for supplying Liliputing with this MK802 II.
Its really nice you run these competitions. I would be delighted to snag this.
Love it. I’m in!
Good prize. I happy
I hope to win!
Count me in, Brad!
being interesting in this stick 😉
I would play with
I’d like to own this. Thanks for the competition.
Hi 😀 pliss give it to meee 😀
Hope I win this
So far so good ^.^
would be nice to play around with
My comment: Happy Holly-daze!
Is this still open, please, please, please, ad infinitum can I win this? From the UK. Thanks,
This could be useful
I’m interested. It’s so nice to use such a little one. Give me the chance.
I would love to have one of these to play with!
Time to bring out the four leaf clover
This looks great! Hope I win!
It would cool…love me some Android!!
Hope I get chosen. Thanks for the opportunity. I’m willing to pay for international shipping, taxes, etc.
I would be interested in one too!
long live pixel qi … and hopefully we will see direct sunlight sceen in a mainstrem tablet soon?
Please please please!!! Choose me!!!! I want one!!! 😀
Send me one too!
May I have one? I would love one.
I would love to try out one of these! Couldn’t be any worse than a logitech revue
Please enter me
Just what I need!
would love to have one
Awesome Christmas gift. Loved to have one!
im pretty sure i won this one
I’ve got a few experimental projects I’d love to work on with that mini pc.
Dude, I so freaking want this…. It’s…. well…It is the sort of thing that will come in handy. Plus it’s just cool.
hope this is the right place love to have one, please.thanks
Always wanted an android on a stick device. In it TO win it!
I hope I am the lucky one! 🙂
Would love to get my hands on one of these …
Hook me Up!!
Mk 802 II is amazing
IT WILL BE MINE
Hi, I’m leaving a comment.
377 is the luckiest number and mine is 377th comment 🙂
One good MK802II deserves another. ( I already purchased one from w2comp )
Good luck all
I, too, will enter.
Please pick me! 🙂
I would love to have an Android Stick! 🙂
you can contact me at rolfke[AT-SIGN]gmail[DOT]com 🙂
Personally, much as I’d like to win this, I’d still be quite happy with an Android stick roundup post.
Give me that, please!
Sir, I think that it would be so nice of you, to send it over to Bosnia and Herzegovina. 🙂
Count me in!
It’d be nice to set up for the kids!
Look like a cool device! I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one!
Hmm, am I lucky?
Try to got it!
count me in
really no more Entries Brad
gotta say, Im pissed i wasted my money and time with the Logitech REVUE
Participate! May be lucky … Good luck to everyone!
It will bee a nice addition to my TV.
liliputing is the best
I’m down on this!
OK, put me on the list, that’s a great HDMI Stick!
Count me in. Always wanted to try out one of these little guys. Thanks.
I love Android ^_^ and hope I win )
kind of interesting. Never seen this before.
i would like to see how this works with my TV
i would love to win this!
I’ve always wanted to do something with one of these. Thanks!
Very cool contest. Pick me!
pick me as the winner
i would love to have one like this :]
I think this could be great to play around with. Good for my upstairs TV.
i can pay extra shipping and taxes …
happy to enter the competition !
This would be awesome to win for my son who is constantly on the go and wanting the world at his fingertips!
Hope to be lucky today!
would like to get one 🙂
Yes, please, Brad!
wish me luck :p
Here we go.
I’d like to try Linux on one of these
I’ll take one of these
I still think it is amazing that these mini devices can function at all and be so inexpensive!
You can’t get much less expensive than FREE…Good Luck!
Can’t wait for a stable version of xbmc to come out for android, and then… nothing can stop the unbelievable, smashing power of the android media center mk802 II !!!
I would like one of those.
When you connect a USB hard drive to MK802, it may not get sufficient power. One can use a powered USB hub.
Or make your own in this way: Take a cheap USB hub, choose a power adapter with USB output with at least 2A output. And disable host side power input by, say, putting some paper around the VCC pin in the USB female socket. The output of power adapter can then be connected and inserted using one of the USB inputs of hub.
(But you are on your own if you end up burning! We all do experimentations…)
I wish I get to have one of these… and if it´s right now even better 🙂
What a cool prize!
Same here! Love to develop in Belgium on this thing
Very nice! I’d like to take part in the draw, please.
Christmas coming early!
I would LOVE to win this! 🙂
Love this contest. Thanks.
this little thing could find it’s place under the tree…
I’d really like to win it! 😀
Pocket computing at its finest. I am attempting to run minecraft dedicated servers on these nifty little gadgets. Would love to have one to play around with rather than emulating it 🙂
Love your site as always!
Choose me 🙂
I think it is the bes of Your holiday giveaway
All winner they say… but how come there’s only one for the giveaway?! 😛
I would like to try it out
Count me in!
I’m in too! thanks
I’d like to have it.
Willing one comes to SPAIN. [email protected].
I would really like to play with this stick….
I am in to win
Would love to have one of them…
I wish MK comes with airmouse with keyboard as a bundle
Kindly count me in !! Thank you.
I’m in (again)! Still reading your blog with much interest!
sweet gadget, I’ve been wanting to grab one of those 😀
Than you, I hope to bye one
Would be fun to try this out on my tv. The OS on Samsung TV is terrible!
really great thing to do, I hope to get a chance to play with this 😀
Count me in
I wish I wish 🙂
thanks for this opportunity 🙂
hopefully can get one
Thank you for these Very good site of really informations and not commercials.
I am interested to win one.
Love your site it keeps me up to date.
I’m leaving this comment.. 🙂 (Thanks for the giveaway, I like your website)
Count me in too.
I could turn this into a mini Minecraft server! 🙂
Small is beautiful.
Woo! I’m In! Could this run Joli OS dual boot, or would I have to do it from the SD?
Count me in!
One’s needed! 😉
I’m in! (No customs duty, if item is send as a gift.)
I would like to have one 🙂
Please give it to me!
Lil’Santa! Might need a new monitor if I get one of these…
Finger crossed. Thanks for all.
Another device, another chance. Good luck to you all!
Thanks, really interested in these, but can’t justify buying one just yet 🙂
Ah another reason to love this site! I hope i win this, it would be like my christmas present lol
Thank you for your great site! Awesome coverage on these promising little computers.
Finger crossed. Thanks for all the great coverage on portable tech! I have made a few purchases with the insight I’ve gained here.
Thanks for taking the time to explain in detail the different capabilities of this small device.
I’m so happy this website has gracefully transitioned from a netbook site into a great mobile computing site. BTW, this is my entry comment.
Thank you, Brad, I appreciate this website.
I would love a mini PC please. I think it could replace 90 percent of what I do on my PC.
I would love to be able to turn my *DUMB* TV into a *SMART* TV with this awesome Android HDMI stick!!! 😀
Count me in. The odds are ever so much better than powerball, even if still not good enough.
Sign me up please, will pay shipping to Canada!
I love liliputing… small is the new big… gimme a stick! pleeeeeeze!
I think robots stole my luggage…….
What a great gadget!
Please sign me up for give away! Thanks guys
Looks like fun!
want one too
Would be fun to tinker around with one of these things!
There’s bound to be some Android phone / Arduino integration fun to be had with this!
in for one
I could use one of these…
Sign me up please 🙂
Another fun device. Thanks for a great giveaway!
Looking forward to trying an Android mini PC with my TV. What are the options for wireless Bluetooth for keyboard+mouse. Similar to my an
I would like to be chosen. Thanks.
I need a new hobby!
Give it up!
It looks awesome to play with~
i am winning this thing, just like to powerball!
This looks awesome to play with!
Hey, it’s a better chance than a lottery ticket and it doesn’t even cost a dollar! I’m in. Keep up the good work with the site, Brad. I check it frequently to get my mobile device news fix.
Ah, what the hell. Sure.
A very cool little device to mess around with!
I don’t want to win this but I want that tablet so bad..
Thanks for the give away offers Brad! Very cool of you.
Please pick me for the prize. 🙂
I want this mini pc!
Count me in 🙂
pick meeeeeee!!!!! before I buy one!!!!
my xmas gift!
i love you
Awsome, my touchpad bit it but I can still android my tv.
would be awsome if I could own one!
this should be a fun little gadget to keep me occupied for the holidays!
Count me in (once again, from Portugal, but I’ll gladly pay for shipping!)
Can I please have this? ^_^
I can has this?
First! Oh, really? Ok, 216th!
Oh pretty please!
I already have the original MK802, I could use a better/newer model for my projects :).
Count me in too.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I love these devices, and Liliputing is cool!
make my tv smarter!
I love Liliputing.com
Come for the free stuff — stay for the blogging…. right?
Count me in!
Random… I like that :3
Cool! Something I can actually use my Atrix laptop dock with!
Please… I’d baby it…
Sounds awesome! Want to give it a shot 🙂
nice gift guys!!! good luck to everybody!
I’ll take it!
I would like to receive it.
Lilliputing Staff, I’ve been reading about and wanting a mini computer to play around with since I read about the Raspberry Pi. The MK802 sounds interesting, too. Sign me up for this drawing. T
Cross my fingers. Would be an awesome little PC.
Count me in!
I’ve been wanting one of these for browsing and other simple tasks. Why waste electricity? 🙂
Great initiative! Count me in 🙂
I’ve been wanting one of these to play Android games with my kids, ever since my younger daughter dumped her Archos in the bath. You should have seen the beautiful green glow of the screen underwater …
I would really love to have one of these!
Want please. My one that I ordered I got screwed on.
Take a try 🙂
Would like to have it! 😉 10q
This will be mine!!
Count me in! Thanks!
Would love to win!
Trying my luck…
“I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have
succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have
eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will
Hope I Win!!!
please … one for me and I’ll have to buy TV
I would LOVE one of these! I LOVE LILIPUTING.com !!
Of course..I’ll love to have one ….
wow, 160th comment for this 55$ stick? amazing…
I would like to have one!!!!!
please let me in!!!
Well… Pick me!
I am in.
me me me
My sister has cancer and her dying wish was to own a MK802 II Android 4.0 mini PC. Just sayin. 😉
I am in, please.
I would love one of these
love your site read it almost daily would love to try n break this lil guy -lol
I would enjoy it.
I spent quite some time reading up on these little guys and ran into this post. I won’t say no to the opportunity.
I want it
all ways up for a freely, count me in.
I would love one MK802.
Oh how I would love to tinker with that!
Yeah, I’d take it in a heartbeat.
Ok. Ingress left me out in the cold, maybe I can be more lucky with a stick?
Would love one!
I want mine, send it to Brazil.
I would like to have one
My husband would like this in his Christmas stocking.
I”m been dying to try one of these
I like it!
I dont wanna one ….but two 😛
I would love to have one!
Sign me up!
Count me in for the drawing! I’d love to put one of these to use!
Yeah hope my luck is good this time
Sounds fun, I’m in.
Would be great to get one
Please, please, please 😀
I’d love this little guy to have fun with on my home network!
Winning things makes me happy! 😉
and the winner is …
This has been on my wishlist for a while I’d love to get one 🙂
These little gadgets look like fun. I would like to run Ubuntu in one of these.
would love to play around with one of these!
Could be nice to have it 😉
I would appreciate if you give it to me
This would be much appreciated
Always wanted to try one of these things…
I’ve always been curious about these things.
Very promising device. I’d like to try this kind of PC.
It is quite a good toy. It will be nice to have it, i’ll pay the shipping cost.
I put one of these on a MOT lapdock. Slow but nice for YouTube and Plex.
Yes, I’d love to have “the next unit of computing” which will be an ARM based product !!!
Give a canadian a hand, Hey!
Why not, I’m game.
I would very much like to get this!
MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC
winner winner, chicken dinner!
thanks for running the giveaways Brad
I’d like to try it out.
i want one!!!
yeah, this would be a fun little device.
I’ve never won any lucky draw in my life…go ahead and disappoint me again.
I’ve been hoping santa would bring one of these…
If I win I plan to serve the world to bring peace and happiness to all.
One good reason to finally give a try
Yes, please! Would make a fun little media project.
1 for me pls.
Hope I win! Cheers
Would love to try one of these, I’ve enjoyed reading your reviews of the various Android TV sticks
Send it this way. 😉
I could use this.
Yes, me please.
I never win anything.
I’ll take it!
Put me in the drawing please.
I’ve been looking into getting these for my son and daughter (11 and 9) to teach them about the power of tiny computers! I’m in it to win it!
This site is one of my morning reads every day since i got my first eeepc. Thanks for
all the great advice.
I can use one, or TEN!
Been thinking about trying one of these…
I hope I win, been wanting one for a while.. just haven’t had any extra money with the new child on the way.. thanks for the chance to win..
Back off everyone. Its mine.
Always nice to have a backup — I purchased the MK802+ not long ago..
And one for me
send it here
Sweet. This will be something my son can have fun playing with on the TV!!
Can’t wait to get mine! (When you send it)
I’m feeling lucky. you can send it now.
He-he, not that I needed this, just curious.
I would like to try this
I’ve been excited about one of these…
Free stuff is ace. Yes please.
Looks interesting, thanks for all the news and reviews.
discovered these mini pc’s because of your website, thanks, looking forward to see how they evolve. minor typo in the the entry date paragraph, should be November 29th, 2012, not 26th?
Would be fun to play with on my TV.
I would love to try one of these.
would be nice if i win!
Great, great Liliputing! Great, great W2Comp! I wanna win this race!
A nice gadget, although I think that an android TV box with Ethernet is a better one.
just what i wanted, thanks
So… is the memory 1GB or 512MB in this? The specs say 512MB but as far as I know it should be 1GB (also on the box).
This would be awesome for the holidays
email: [email protected]
Thanks again for all you do.
Love to play with dual-booting Android and Linux on one of these
Please add me too! I’m looking for something like this so my grandma can play Solitaire, without getting a complete PC =)
I’d really appreciate a chance at working with this device. Also, the site is great. Keep it up.
This would be awesome!
I’d love to have one too. Thanks.
Please add me to the list. Thanks!
Not sure if my previous comment got thru. Pick me! I want to add on thisagical gadget to my media system in my car.
It will be nice to have this device around. Thank you!
that would be great to win!
Sorry but there has been a mistake. That MK802 II was supposed to be sent to me but accidently got sent to liliputing instead. Please send it to me asap 😉
I’ve been wanting one of these for awhile to play around with.
for the win
My TV is going to become very smart
Thanks for giving out goodies
Thank you in advance!!
Please add me to the list, thanks.
Keep up the good work Brad!
I would so like one. Thanks for giving me the chance!!
I am in 🙂
I want one 🙂
Awesome man, I logged in with FB so you can connect me if anything 🙂
I seriously need this! I am not in US but I do have a US delivery address.
Hi, I’d really like to put CM10 on this, and use Skifta to stream movies from my main PC (in the basement) to my TV (bedroom). I’d also like to try out something like Lubuntu on this to see how it performs as a low-cost and energy-efficient desktop computer.
Whee! I’ve been wanting one of these for a while and free is the right price for me right now.
I love these HDMI sticks.
We wants it! Prrrreciousssss….
I want one of these bad.
processor, RAM, and storage AND HDMI!!!
Count me in!
Nice website and great ideas.
thank you! you are simply awesome!!
Wanna try Linux (not android) on it!
Ohhhh pick me, pick me, lol. This is awsome
Been thinking about getting one of these
humph my post didnt show up, free stuff!
Third post. Please send
so awesome that you’re doing this, love free stuff!
I like free stuff. I’m sure there’s a guide somewhere so I can install Linux on it. 🙂
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