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The Rikomagic MK802 IIIs is a tiny Android device which you can plug into a TV to run Android apps, surf the web, play games, or perform other activities on your television.

It has a dual core processor, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and tends to sell for around $60. But the folks at Rikomagic sent me one to take a look at recently, and since they don’t want it back I figured I’d see if one of y’all would like it.

MK802 IIIs

The MK802 IIIs features a Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 2 microUSB ports, a full-sized USB port, an HDMI connector, and a microSD card slot.

It also comes with an HDMI extension cable which you can use if your TV isn’t set up in a way that lets you plug th estick right into an HDMI port.

Unfortunately in my tests, the MK802 IIIs suffered from poor WiFi reception. Your results may vary depending on what WiFi router you’re using and how close you Android device is to your router, among other things.

Anyway, if you’re interesting in winning the MK802 IIIs, all you have to do is:

  • Leave a comment below by 5:00AM Eastern time, 3/18/2013
  • Make sure to have a valid email, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account associated with your commenting account so I can contact you.
  • Respond within 48 hours if your name is randomly chosen and I send you a message letting you know.

If a winner is selected but doesn’t respond, I’ll randomly select another winner.

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Warren Lian (pragmatist123)!ย 

Since the MK802 IIIs comes in a small box and I’m feeling generous, this contest is international – I’ll ship the prize anywhere in the world. Keep in mind, if your country requires you to pay taxes, tariffs, or other fees on prize winnings, you’ll be responsible for eating those costs yourself.

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506 replies on “Liliputing MK802 IIIs giveaway”

  1. Sounds great! I’d love to get one of these for my game console project!

  2. Hi. Thanks for the give away. In my place, I dont get these cute devices and I wanted to try them on my TV. Please count me in.

  3. Looks like a cool kit to try. Have been watching these mini PCs for a while.

  4. This great Stick-o-Magic MK802IIIS little gadget is just like a “smart pill” that would turn my retarded *BRAINLESS ZOMBIE* TV into a multimedia *DOUBLE-BRAINED MONSTER* TV!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Would love to have this to run XBMC on, or use it for emulators.

  6. Just found your site…bookmarked it and will be following going forward

  7. I am in India. Appreciate this initiative.. Would love to experiment Ubuntu, Edubuntu and Android on this device.. Am planning to gift this to my son if i win this.

  8. Sometimes an angled HDMI connector could be handy if there’s not so much room between the screen and the wall for example

  9. Love to see a new android device again.These things are already pretty interesting and gets more when you get to know they can run full blown Ubuntu OS. If we some how can load Ubuntu in its internal memory, then it might run faster. Probably this will be the first thing that i will try, if i get my hands on one of these little tech pieces.

  10. Hmm … Rikomagic MK802 IIIS seems to be a really good kind of hardware … I’d like to test it at home ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. It would be very nice if I won one. I am thinking a lot about buy one MK802 or MK808 as my media player and smart TV.

  12. Great to see an international competition again ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ricomagic products aired good thank you liliputing. I’m feeling lucky.

  14. I never win any prizes so I have a lot of luck pending..:) I am in,

  15. Lili’s got the most straightforward, easy to follow directions to installing android on the Touchpad. & that’s how my I first met Lili ;’)

  16. Looks great. Can’t afford a new TV so this looks like a good alternative to have a fully functioning smart TV, and it means that you aren’t tied down to just the apps that the TV manufacturer have preinstalled or approved.

  17. I would love to have an Android mini PC but my budget is so low in the moment. I have been craving for one of these for such a long time and this would be a dream come true for me. Count me in!

  18. Count me in! I’m eagering to test that kind of device. Maybe even create some server if its possible..

  19. Dear sirs, thanks for your precious work… and for the chance you give also to your italian followers!

  20. I would love to try one of these out with my atrix dock. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Let me tell you me experience regarding the Android Dongle!
    About a month ago I was searching eBay for one of these great gadgets, but at a low price.
    I found one Chinese seller that had it for $18. I thought to myself “What a bargain!!”; so, I ordered 2!
    This was on a Saturday. On Monday, when I checked my order, the seller appeared as “No longer an eBay member”, thing that got a bit worried. But, by the end of the day, my item appeared as “Dispatched”, so I was happy again.
    After about 2 long weeks of item tracking madness, I received a tiny envelope from China (with the tracking code given to my eBay transaction), containing 2 pearl-like spheres. God, that was disappointing.
    Now, I have opened a case against the seller in the “Resolution center”, hoping to, at least, get my money back.
    And that, my friend, was the first time I’ve been scammed on eBay (hopefully the last)!!
    Regards from Gloucestershire!

  22. ฮ“ฮนฮฌฮฝฮฝฮทฯ‚ ฮ™ฯ‰ฮฌฮฝฮฝฮฟฯ… says:

    That’s a great gift!

  23. I would really love to get one of these its sometimes really difficult to do basic things like email and surfing the web on my iPhone. Can’t get this in Singapore so I hope I win one!

  24. The MK80″X”s are known for the poor Wi-Fi signal due to an antenna fault.
    If I’ll win it, I can have a go to fix it & I’ll let you know how it works!
    Regards! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Very Cool!! If I don’t win this one I think I’ll go out and buy one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Yahoooo ooooo!!!!! I want this ‘liliputing device’……… ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. My parents finally got broadband out in the boonies, and would love a simple way to get Netflix on their non-smart TV.

  28. Y’all can toss it over my way, I’m sure I can find a use for it.

  29. This would be great to win and I even have a wifi router sitting behind the tv. Thanks.

  30. It would be my first, long time wanted Android Stick. I can read your posts on the big screen TV then, instead of my tiny 10″ netbook! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. These things are a lot of fun and I’d take one in a heartbeat!

  32. It would be sweet to have another android gadget to play with.

  33. I could certainly put this to some good use, I am looking at different ways to convert my non-smart TVs. I have already done one with RASPBMC.

  34. A capable device that has not got plenty of competitors. Someone should try to add more features to it and improve the software. As for me I’d like to see Display Link support on these.

  35. Well, I would not mind turning my old Hanspree 37″ TV into a modern smart TV ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. I want..I want..please…give it to me.. ๏ผผ(๏ฝ€0ยด)๏ผ

  37. Love the site, great reviews! Waiting for an Archos TV Connect, but I’d gladly try the MK802 IIIs in the meantime! Fingers crossed!

  38. I had one but it busted before I received it!! Guess I’ll wait till I’m out of school, nice review by the way.

  39. I’ve been looking to get one for the TV in my bedroom. Install XBMC.

  40. I is wanna win so is can I better to my English with great macheen that I can use to go online and thereby get edumacated like yous all.

  41. well Brad, since this is the first I see you mentioning you can send it anywhere in the world, I’m in!!!
    congrats for your work… really a superb quality tech journalism…

  42. thanks for the preview…also the website in general.
    it is one of my daily rituals, checking in on site
    count me in on the giveaway

  43. Thanks for the prior review on this. I am waiting for these to become more stable until I buy an Android TV stick. Too many variables (OS version, WiFi reception, CPU/GPU, etc.) at this point.

  44. I was willing to buy one ! Now is my chance to get it for free ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you !

  45. Very nice ! Love to hook this up to my atrix lapdock @dave01568 twitter

  46. Saw so many comments and I knew what was going on. Free? Where? Good luck everyone.

  47. I would love this plzplzplzplzplz! you guys are the best! mosst generous

  48. These little guys are uber sexy. I love that the market has gone this way. Soooooo many ideas for these.

  49. Hey. Hey! HEY! Come on now… I live in Minnesota and I’m bored out of my gourd, help a brother out…

  50. My Sharp TV could use something other than Xbox for an internet connection. Just found your Blog tonight, you provide a good service.

  51. Count me in! I’m sure I could find lots of awesome uses for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. This thing is cool i could plug it into my laptop and start my gaming and even more

  53. I’m really excited about this new model! I really enjoy the blogs on the Android PCs; they’re very informative! I can really understand whats out on the market and what’s the right one for me.

  54. My brother-in-law is too cheap to buy a media streaming device. I am willing to bite the bullet and set-up this mini PC to get him off my back!!!

  55. When will they have a quad-core version, dual-core will due for now, very cool!

  56. Liliputing is one of my top 5 websites, It would be nice to win android on stick ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Liliputing is one of my top 5 websites, it would be nice to win Android on stick ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Just came across this site as I was researching Android tablets.
    Got side tracked by Rikomagic MK802 IIIs review and video.
    Seems like a nice gadget to have. Thanks for review.

  59. Would love to experiment with one of those! I’ve been looking at one to use as a tiny file server, and this might just fit the bill ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Thanks, I’ve been looking at these for a while and can’t make my mind up due to the dodgy wifi on them.

  61. Amazing device . I can’t wait to have one hooked onto my PS3 3D monitor. Pick Me!!!

  62. it is kind of getting out of date with the upcomming quad core arm CPUs.

  63. I’m of one mind to buy one but wouldn’t mind a free one ๐Ÿ™‚


  65. I’d would like to try one of these things out. For free would be even better.

  66. Super excited about this sort of use for Android… would love it win one too.

  67. I’d love to experiment with this gadget. By the way, I’ve enjoyed reading this site for a couple of years now…one of my favorites. You and Chippy and Sascha all do excellent work. Thanks.

  68. happy to throw my hat in the ring. best of luck everyone!

  69. Very coooool!, I have been wanting one of these for a while now. Thank you for the post.

  70. You are awesome… I could really think up a few cool projects where this would come into use…

  71. It would be great to hook it up to monitor and use it as desktop replacement (probably with PicUntu). It only consumes ~5W and it’s more than powerfull enough for web browsing, email, learning, youtube, casual gaming and more. Compared to >100W full desktop computer (that runs pretty much all day), this would really save some money on electric bills.

  72. I’m writing interesting software specifically targeting underpowered ARM devices. Send it my way!

  73. Another giveaway means another chance for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Hello, I also attend in this giveaway. I am interested in these TV Boxes because I want to start something like “double eco-hosting [economical, ecological]” for my own web sites. I just was not assured, if it was possible, so it would be a great opportunity to try out.

  75. Great stuff ! You are an excellent resource for goodies & news !

  76. Planning to use one and run picuntu on it as a desktop. Would be a fun experience.

  77. Cool toy, I’ve been looking to get one for a while, anybody running XBMC on one of these?What’s the verdict on speed/streaming?

  78. oh, wow! I bought the first version… I liked it!
    MK802 the 2nd fixed some troubles w/ wifi, I think there will be no problem here!

  79. Love to experiment with Jelly Bean & Ubuntu on this little device!

  80. Nice little device, I hope in few months we get free driver for Mali 400.

  81. i need one sooo bad (i use a wierd linux and it’s the only way for me to get netflix)

  82. Awesome little device, hope to win it. Would be a great birthday present for my geeky son turning 18.

  83. Would be nice to have one for my TV, because I think to use my Computer as a Server and this would come in pretty handy.

  84. Do you mean by 3/12/2013? Seems like I don’t want to wait till December. ๐Ÿ™‚

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