The UG007 is a new PC-on-a-stick with a 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
While there are plenty of those around, there are a few things that make the UG007 different.
The new model features built-in Bluetooth support (as well as 802.11n WiFi), and runs Google Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
The rest of the specs are pretty much par for the couse, including Mali 400 graphics, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, and a microSD card slot.
You can use this sort of device by plugging the HDMI port directly into a TV or monitor, hooking up a power source, and connecting a USB or wireless mouse, keyboard or remote control. Basically, it lets you run Android apps on a TV or monitor.
The first TV sticks of this type started to hit the market earlier this year, and in the last few months we’ve seen a number of models with faster processors, more storage, and other improved specs. But Bluetooth is still relatively rare.
Reno Botes from Ugoos tipped me off about the new mini PC. You can find more details at the Ugoos website — but you’ll need to contact the distributor for pricing details. Botes says units should be ready to ship by the end of the week.
Or you could just scan through AliExpress, where a number of sellers are already offering the UG007 with prices as low as $60.
Unlike some TV stick/mini PC devices, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to run Linux on the UG007 any time soon. Rockchip doesn’t make a habit of releasing source code that would help developers port Ubuntu or other operating systems to run on devices with the company’s chips.
Just curious as to why your review mentions USB or wireless keyboard/mouse when the new feature is BT. I’m pretty sure many people have been waitin for BT so that a compact input deviccan be used instead of 2.4GHz gear. Just my thoughts.
Got the UG802 yesterday. It comes with a like 1 foot long HDMI card so you don’t have to plug the unit right in the HDMI port.
It’s nice. Seems fast. Waiting for some one to get Ubuntu or Debian working on it. Any one know if some one is and if so how can get like info. on it?
This look interesting. The UG802+ and GV-20 will have custom ROMs soon so not sure if BT alone is enticing enough.
$59.49 for the UG007 here: https://www.gadgetgreats.com/ug007-mini-pc-android-4-1-hdmi-dongle-1-6ghz-tv-bluetooth-tv-stick-8gb-ug-007.html
One problem I see with this product is that it assumes you have an HDMI port facing straight back on your TV. Mine point downward and space is limited. It looks like the producers are saving money by not including any accessories with the device and most ppl do not have female-to-male HDMI extension cables.
It’s a $60 device! Any cable they included in the package would seriously cut into their profit margin.
Less than five bucks including shipping.
BTW, the Ugoos website is flagged for Malware! What’s that all about?
I have a Rockchip RK3066 based MK808 on the way from Hong Kong, but I don’t think it has BT. I’m not really using any BT in my house these days anyway. Right now I’m using a G-Box Dyno and once I removed the idiot, heat-trapping adhesive tape from off the bottom-side chips (SoC, Ram etc.), it’s snappy enuf to put my Windoze desktop to shame (start-up, opening apps etc.). BUT, it only has the single core Mali-400 GPU and the 3D performance could surely use a boost. If I remember right, the RK3066 does have the quad-core Mali 400, so I can’t wait to benchmark that.
It looks like new more powerful stick-PCs are gonna be coming out on a near weekly basis until they catch up with the current Smart-phones.
Google Chrome says “Found Malware on “ugoos.com” :/
I’m gonna skip these Rockchip ones, holding out for either:
Droid Stick A2 with AMLogic dualcore: https://www.cnx-software.com/2012/10/10/droid-stick-a2-amlogic-aml8726-mx-dual-core-android-4-1-1-mini-pc/#comments
Hipad Hi802 with Freescale quad core: https://www.cnx-software.com/2012/10/17/89-hiapad-hi802-android-mini-pc-based-on-freescale-i-mx6-quad-processor/#comments
Hopefully we’ll get native HW accelerated XBMC builds for these.
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