The Tronsmart MK908 is one of the best Android TV sticks released to date… if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s a small box about size of a few USB flash drives squeezed together, but under the hood it has the guts of an Android phone or tablet.
You can plug it into your TV to run Android apps on a big screen — and with a little luck (or skill) you may even be able to install a desktop Linux operating system on the MK908 soon and use it as a full-fledged PC.
Geekbuying sells the MK908 for about $86, but the store sent me a free sample to test recently. Now that I’m done with it, let’s have a giveaway.
What you’re trying to win
The Tronsmart MK908 is a TV box with a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor. It has 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for extra storage.
There’s also a full-sized USB port and two mini USB ports. You need to use one of those little ports to supply power to the device, but you can plug in a full-sized USB adapter and use the other mini port as a second port for a keyboard, mouse, game controller, or external storage.
Unlike many Android TV devices I’ve tested, the MK908 has pretty strong WiFi performance, and I was able to use it to stream music and movies over the internet, and HD video over a home network.
This box is currently running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but you can update it to Android 4.2 or install a custom ROM if you’d like.
You’ll need a keyboard, mouse, or another controller to use the MK908 since it doesn’t come with a remote control or other input device.
Here’s how to win:
Leave a comment by 5:00AM ET on Tuesday, 6/18/2013.
That’s pretty much it, but there are a few rules you should know about:
- We’ll randomly select a winner from all valid entries.
- This contest is only open to residents of the United States, or folks with a US shipping address.
- Anyone that works for Liliputing or is a close friend or family member is ineligible to win.
- Please leave only one comment. If you try to stuff the ballot box I’ll throw out all of your entries.
- Make sure you use a valid email address, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account to leave your comment — and make sure to check your messages.
- Once we select a winner, that person will have 48 hours to respond. If we don’t hear anything we’ll choose another name.
Thanks again to Geekbuying for providing us with an MK908 to test!
Update: Congratulations to our winner, Sai Reddy!
I would like to test this myself…Please pick me 🙂
Looks like it’s time for me to upgrade my Neo G4 now,LoL.
Hope i get this…
I hope you’ll continue to report on and review these Android TV sticks and set top boxes…very interesting, especially those running Linux!
I’d like to play around with this little mini-pc!
Just what I need…
Hope you’ll bring a 63 year old fart into the age of tech and replace my old Diamond media player ;^)
Would love to have one of this TV Sticks attached to my TV. With this I’ll run a Mizzu based Media Center with my NAS as storage
I have to admit, I wouldn’t like nothing more than to get this MK908 and hack it to run Linux. The thought of having a full 4-core ARM based system in such a tiny package is too tempting to pass up. Long live liliputing and lili Linux :).
I would love to win one of these!
Nice review, hope to be able to get my hands on your test set!
This is cool!! I want one.
Completely cool! Can’t wait to get my hands on wunna deez!!!
I’d like to run this for a permanent test drive…please!
I’m gonna buy one already, but a free one would be pretty cool.
I never win 🙁
It is to me I hope the android sticks
Cool, pick me!
Can’t wait to test this out…
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Would love to have one for testing!
I Know a fanboy who will love this!
My husband wants one of these so badly! I would be the best wife ever if I won this! …and I’d have something to Lord over him for a little while 🙂
Would be cool to play my games with this baby, let it come 🙂
I’ve read about this android tv stick at a forum and have been waiting for it eversince. it will most probably solve all my digital problems 🙂
I would love to have one of those babies.
I’d love to have a shot at this. Thanks!
this would be rather nice.
I would love to have one!!!!!!!!
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sweety sticky android sticksy !
I’ve wanted one of these for so long. My TV is practically begging for one.
This looks like it could be useful.
here’s my entry…
Looks like the one to get!
I’ll take it.
I would love to try this product out as a pc replacement as I do not have much space to work with at my apartment
I’ll take that, thank you…
TV stick with rk3188 quad core awesome!!!
I’ve been jonesing for one of these for a while now….gimme gimme gimme (Please?)
In for the win! Good luck everyone!
I’ve been trying out, testing, flashing and re-flashig android and linux, bricking, de-bricking and whatever this kind of devices (only rk3066 until now) for some time now. If I win it.. it would be a win for the dev-community too.
Let’s see. =)
i think its time i finally win a contest.
Please oh Please oh Please!!!
I have an an ouya and so far I’m unimpressed. Wonder how this would compare
2GB is a must with these sticks. Would be nice if they had wifi in the 5ghz range too
I would like to try if I have a chance :>
Great device. Count me in 😀
Would like to try of these devices …. all us geek guys love these new toys
The power of these mini-sticks is really getting impressive. I would love to have one of my own.
It would be great fun to try this out.
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Cool i want one. 🙂
i’ll take it..
I’d like one too.
Love the site, keeps me up to date on the latest and greatest! pz
I’d love one of these
I’ll take my chance.
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I would love to have this one…
make me win please!
What a tiny beast this is…
awesome!! The fact that it can run linux makes it even more exciting.
me pleas !
Intensity in ten cities
This would be awesome to win
This would be really useful for me since the Xbox I used for occasional games and streaming is no longer with us…
Android tv boxes RULE!!!!
I would feel honored to give this worthy device a good home!
Please please please please please
I would love to give this a go. I’m going to be off work for the next 3 weeks with my wife and newborn son. This would be a great way to fill some free time.
Hoping to vvin 🙂
Just what I was looking for
i wish, i wish, i wish i could win this one!!!
Would be cool to test this little monster! 🙂
I want it for my florida room 🙂
I’m 16. I stood in the freezing Seattle rain for 6 hours to win a Samsung Focus S and gave it to my brother because he’s turning his life around. I can’t afford shit otherwise I’d buy one of these, it’s only 99 bucks right? Anyways my dad works in Alaska so I can’t BS that I’m getting it for him. I just want it for my $20 Motorola Atrix lapdock so that I can mess with that setup (Hopefully game?). Thanks and I wish yall a happy Father’s Day.
I think this is one of the better (best as of now?) Android sticks. Looking forward to developing a friendlier tv app and experimenting with Linux on this.
Here we go……
This is a comment 🙂
I have been reviewing these over a year now would love to try one without spending the money.
I would love to have this one…
Count me in.
Yeah! If you can go ahead and chose me as a winner, that would be great!
I want one of these so bad!
And now it plays nice with Ubuntu as well. I’m in
Yay! Thanks, Brad!
I would love to win this.
Getting married in two weeks, maybe I can have a wedding present?
Well, I didn’t win Powerball, guess I’ll give this a shot!
Really want one of those
Hope I Win.
I bought one nearly 2 months ago from geekbuying. It had many problems and I still don’t have a working device or refund despite returning the item weeks ago. I don’t get why this site admin is so wild about this particular device. I sent a simple, friendly question / comment to liliputing a few days ago but no response at all. Maybe Brad Linder is an investor in geekbuying / tronsmart?
I’ve still never seen one of these devices in person. I’d love to tinker with it though.
This would be great to hook up to my Motorola lapdock to create a cheap android netbook computer!
Please enter me in your contest am in San Francisco
Perfect geek-gift, count me in!
Really been wanting to test one of these myself
This would be a nice little Father’s Day gift.
Count me in too!!!!!
Wow, awesome contest. I got my fingers crossed, lol.
chrisk83 at gmail.com
looks good to me
this is made for for everything pick me up..
Android is the future,this is the future of Computers…
one of the best here please!!!!!!
thanks for the give-away and for the hope that maybe one of us will be the lucky one 🙂
Wish i Can Have it thank you!!
I hope I win!
I love when sites give away their free samples.
P.S. Pick me! Pick me!
pick me 🙂
This is my comment, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
How about me?
nice stick, would B very nice 2 win it!
i would absolutely love to get one of these and mod it into my lapdock as one solid unit in place of the raspberry pi
Yaaa! It’s the pumpatude! :))))
At first I thought these were not useful, but now, that I have found some things to use it for, I want one
Im feeling lucky!
Quad-core or bust… Until something better comes along.
Cool little device!
Gonna give this to my dad if I win it. He’ll finally be able to do email on his “smart” TV
Trying my luck here. Thanks.
Count me in!
Here goes nothing!
Worth a try!
Another great contest. Would love to win this MK908!
In a contest long ago and far away……..
woooowwww.. gonna have 1
nice to have one of this 😉
Let me win cause my OUYA is a big disappointment. Puts head down…Should of bought a android stick instead. 🙁
Looks sweet, I’m in
As always count me in.
I’d like 2 have 1
I’m feeling lucky!!!!
love to own one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you
Holy crap that thing looks shizzle!
This would be perfect for mt home setup, I need something like this to hook up to my 47inch 3D TV to be able to stream movies and music from my home server, as well as my ampache online server where I have a lot of my music stored, plus my Google Music account, I really want to win this, this is perfect for me.
Awesome! This android TV stick has been one of my favorites ever since I first heard about it. It’d be nice to try Ubuntu on it
I’d love to win this! Throw my name in the hat!
I want it! 🙂
I have no chance of winning 🙂
I have a TV just waiting for this device.
Woop Woop , i need to retire my OG Rikomagic stick, that Allwinner A10 SoC sucks donkney balls for XBMC
I would love to try this! Pick me!
I like your contests.
Pick me! I never won a thing in my whole life 😐
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!
That is an interesting little device. Thanks.
Sure, looks nice!
would like to test against my T-428
Please through my name in the hat! I would love to put Ubuntu on this! Thanks Liliputing!
This would be cool to have.
Looks good to me, surprised by the good wifi though. I wonder what they did right that so many others didn’t.
Never won any giveaway/raffle. So please pick me.
would love one of these but i don’t live in the US.. So good luck to the everyone there 🙂
i want this….
Looking forward to playing around with my first Android stick . . . how slick is that.
Thanks in advance!!
Still waiting to jump in on the android stick game.
would really like one
Looks great. I wonder if there’s any heating issue with this one
What can I say but that I want one. Thanks for all the good reviews.
I want one
Maybe I’ll win this time? Was thinking about buying this HDMI Stick anyway…
Want to test it
I would prefer to use this for gaming over an Ouya.
Yes! I would be very happy to receive one.
Would be a great to have one of these!
who knows,could be me this time….
Hey 3 is a charm right. Let’s try this again :). Love this site
I want this 🙂
I’ll take one
I want to try this one
throwing my hat in!
Wish me luck!
My son is hogging my only tv stick, sure could use a second one for me to use.
My next toy. Thanks!
Hope I am lucky this time!
nice little device
Hope it’s me.
A comment ! -hey one out of 190 – thats not bad odds; considering the number of your GiveAways I have participated in on liliputing – probability building up on that end too. Besides its a small price to pay, Brad, for getting me addicted to your site 😉
Give it to me! I love Liliputing
Maybe this time
Hope I win!!!
Here’s my comment
Thanks for the review! Hope I win!
Thanks for SHARING!!!
i think i stand no chance 🙁
I’ll take a crack at it.
I wish to participate !
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Hope I’ll win !
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Very nice ! Thanks
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me me 🙂
Count me in :).
Looks like it could be fun to play with.
I’d Like to win!
Count me in. It would be fun to see what I can do with linux on this thing. Especially if I can get hardware accelerated video working.
I want one so bad I can’t even describe the feeling that is coming from my brain cells going to the tips of my limbs, reviving every facet of my existence
Throwing my hat in the ring, so to speak.
Here we go again! 🙂
Good luck everyone.
I am in!!!
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keeping my fingers and toes crossed!
Yes, please. 🙂
Please Enter Me!
That’s great! I must have such a toy! I’m from good old Germany, but have a shipping adress in Cambridge;-)
I have been searching for this capability.
OO Pick me!
SWEET! I have wanted one of these for ever.
I guess it can’t hurt to try my luck too…
Count me in! 😀
Nice little machine. I like the small for factor.
Wrecked ’em? Damn near killed him.
Looks like a cool toy. I’ve been thinking about buying one but free would be better.
I want one of those
I always wanted to try one of these Android on a stick devices. How this for gaming? Compared to something like an Ouya or Gamestick?
Cool! Me, me!
This would be an awesome Father’s Day gift. Brad, can we just pretend that I’m your dad? (But you still can’t have my car keys, and dammit, turn down that noise you call “music.”)
No brainer here. Count me in!
Make it mine.
I would love this.
Good contest, great prize!
It would be nice to have one of those
I have been looking at these for a while now, but have yet to take the plunge.
Nicely done Liliputing!
Awesome! Love your work!
Gotta have one, especially to put in the suitcase this summer! Ready to have my name drawn!!
I’d take that!
Me too please
will try again
I would Love to Win one of these!
Come on. I have entered so many giveaways…. I need to win. I feel the need…the need for an android PC mini HDMI Thingamajig!
Nice little device!
I want! D:
I’ll put my name in.
I’m back for another try. Someday I’ll get lucky.
i like it
I am in as always
I’ll throw my hat in the ring. My birthday is the 18th, after all.
I approve of this contest.
That’s Nice 🙂
I could really use this. Had to cut the cord due to a death in family and am now depending on streaming for all my TV.
Pick me please!
I’ll take it. Please pick me. Need to upgrade my current PC-on-a-stick
Yay! Tronsmart MK908
I like this one!
I have a keyboard & mouse in the ready!!!!!
I’d love to try to stuff Ubuntu on this…..
I’ve wanted one of these.
Been craving one!
GImme gimme gimme!
Pick me. Pick me!
Sounds like a neat device, would be awesome to check out 🙂
Great toy to play with
This will be a great replacement for the Ricomagic MKiii that I broke 🙂
Thanks Brad, Not many do these give-aways like you.
Would complete my Linux media ecology!
I want one! It will create problems for me (it will be even harder to keep kids off the TV), but I really want to play with it! I have a tablet with RK3188. It is quite fast.
Quad core, but only ARM Mali 400 graphics?! Still, it’d be fun to tinker with. ;-]
sign me up
cool.. I want one..!
hopefully I’ll get lucky this time around1
A big fan of Liliputing. I want one
Oooh. I really like this one.
i feel lucky, thanks
I want one. I want to see what’s so exciting about these things.
3 times a charm, perhaps, oh well! I thought I might give a shot at it. btw, thanks for a good review of it considered how cheap it is.
I’d go for one… For free.
Ready to mod it!
(=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ I want it!
I’ve been waiting for this…
If I win, the Tronsmart MK908 probably will arrive before the one GeekBuying.com agreed to send me to replace a T428 that won’t play Netflix movies.
I could use one.
Yes please…. 🙂
Cool! 🙂 I want one.
don’t leave me out
PIck me. Pick me.
ok i;m in
thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Who needs tablet when I have this!
I’m in the market for a win!
Lets give this 4-brained HDMI stick some “food for thought”!!! 😀
thanks for the offer to participate.. been addicted to this site for a while and now a regular visitor hope to win this competition yehaaw 🙂
Very decent specs. Thanks for the review!
i am in.
Big fan! Hope to win this!
Please…Pretty please…with vanilla wafers on top!
Wishing to try Tronsmart Quadcore, Thanks!
Certainly love to have one…
Don’t the comments just fill up on these giveaways lol. .. .
Me want, please thank you!
Want one for my man’s cave!
I am looking foward to Linux on this platform.
Thanks for the giveaway.
I want one for my bedroom.
These little computers are awesome!!
I deserve one 🙂
Me likey the MK908!
I already have a mk808 and its pretty nice but I would love this one for upgrade 😀
Fated to be MK908ed
Awesome! Thanks for doing this!
I promise to give the stick a good home.
Winner!!! No need to post any more my friends.. Twill all be for naught
I’d like to try it out. The wifi on my MK802 is horrible.
Gimmee the stick, or continue giving me the great reviews.
I call dibs on this… I’m trying to free myself from Windoze, and this would help…
Love to have the TV stick to use to learn Android
I’ve been looking at these for a while. One as a free prize would make it even better! 🙂
Are there any good TV oriented launchers yet?
Been reading since 2008, now you’ve grown up so big that I’ll never have a chance of winning. Congrats on the success Brad!
I would love an android tv stick
Looks like a great TV stick
Would be great to win it!
Father’s day gift for me? Time will tell
I just got a t428 but wouldn’t mind having a 908 as well!
That’d work great for me – send it on!
for the win!
count me in
mine, I hope
WIN WIN WIN
hope its me 🙂
we wants it, precious
I would love to get my hands on this neat little device! Select me! 🙂
Giveaway time! Oh yeah!!!
This looks great!
Comment number 5 for the WIN!
I’d love to have this!
I’d love to have one of these.
I’m in! I’d love to hack into this a bit. You see, I’ve got ideas!
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