I’m being interviewed about how I started video-blogging and announcing a new feature for ARMdevices.net
Here's a 15 minute interview of me filmed by the Novacut guys using multiple high quality DSLR camera angles (you can watch it in 1080p!). I'm showing off some of the latest gadgets that I found in Shenzhen, I talk about why and how I video-blog from all the worlds consumer electronics trade shows since 2004, and I announce my next big feature on ARMdevices.net which is a $20/year Membership system to get access to buy all the best gadgets that I find at the trade shows all over the world, sourcing directly from the factories in Shenzhen and to get access to scans or pictures of the business cards of the people/distributors/suppliers that I video-interview (great for the buyers from around the world watching my videos and interested in having the best contact informations to the companies that I film). Look forward to the $20/year ARMdevices.net Membership system to be launched here in the days to come if I can find enough time to set it up while video-blogging here at Computex until June 10th.
This Boxchip based HDMI stick has been talked about over the past couple weeks on some blogs under the names MK802, Zero Devices Z802 etc. The Bill of Materials for this device might be as low as $20 but it's being sold at around $70 at retail at the moment. Here's a link to buy it for $70 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/MVjdxQ
- $74 PC-on-the-go released, ICS on board (thegadgetsite.com)
- A $74 micro PC 'MK802' runs Android 4.0 and Linux (ibnlive.in.com)
- 74 USD AllWinner A10 Android 4.0 Mini PC (electronics-lab.com)
- $74 Android PC on a Stick Sells Out, Stock to Return in June (hothardware.com)
- New $74 Android mini computer is slightly larger than a thumb drive (arstechnica.com)
- $74 MK802 Android micro-PC take on the Cotton Candy, RasPi (geek.com)
- $74 Android 4.0 powered PC on a stick goes on sale (electronista.com)
- $74 PC on a USB Stick Sold Out (for Now) (scientificamerican.com)
- $74 MK802 PC-on-a-stick beats Cotton Candy to market, has ICS on board (engadget.com)
boredatwork.com published this interview with FXI Tech about the status of shipments for their awesome Exynos4 powered HDMI stick product.
Something to do with FXI adding USB host to the design causing some of the delay. Hopefully they start shipping in Scandinavia this month, and to all other pre-orders during the summer. I'd like to see this form factor mass manufactured and sold for around $69 retail and not $199. See the TI OMAP4 powered Always Innovating HDMI stick alternative where it's said the BOM cost for such a platform may be as low as $30.
Shenzhen Victory Electronics shows their new HDMI Stick design (just a mockup for now?) with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The price is $50 per unit when bought in bulk of at least 1000. Please write in the comments if you know which processor they are using.
Using the new Telechips 8925 ARM Cortex-A5 processor platform, here's the new computer/set-top-box on a USB Stick, with a full sized HDMI port on one side, a full sized USB Host port on the other, a Micro-USB port for power, MicroSD card slot, that's it. Valueplus plans for a sub-$100 retail price, my guess is that the Bill of Materials for something like this can be done below $30 if mass manufactured. The market for these ARM Powered HDMI Sticks is going to be huge! Imagine a fully smoother Chrome on Android 4.0, a fully smooth Google TV user interface, this is awesome.
Always Innovating fits the Texas Instruments OMAP4 motherboard with all the needed features for a Desktop, Set-top-box and 3D home console into a USB stick sized device that connects to the HDMI port of your HDTV and gets power from USB. It has Bluetooth for Bluetooth keyboards and game controllers. Its USB can do USB host.
- HDMI dongle IPTV device supports Android 4.0 (linuxfordevices.com)
- Always Innovating HDMI Dongle gives your TV Android (ubergizmo.com)
- Always Innovating HDMI Dongle puts Android on your TV (slashgear.com)
- Always Innovating HDMI dongle brings Android to your 'dumb TV' (video) (engadget.com)
Here's a super compact USB Stick sized ARM desktop computer, can be used as Set-top-box also, here demonstrating some advanced 3D gaming on a HDTV. Your next USB stick (HDMI stick) can actually be a computer, set-top-box, home console, all-in-one.
Norwegian FXI Technologies is showing their new Exynos 4210 ARM Cortex-A9 based computer in a 21 gram USB stick form factor. It has HDMI output, it powers from USB, has a built-in MicroSD card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth. It's to be released next year.
Video by: booredatwork.com
- FXI Introduces Cotton Candy - Dual-core Android Device Inside a USB Stick (phandroid.com)
- FXI Technologies develops Cotton Candy on a (USB) stick (digitaltrends.com)
- FXI Cotton Candy is an ARM PC in a USB stick (geek.com)
- Dual-Core Android PC Now Comes On a USB Stick (hardware.slashdot.org)
- USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen Into an Android Station (laptopmag.com)
- Tiny USB Stick Brings Android to PCs, TVs (wired.com)
- This computer-on-a-USB-stick turns any device into an Android terminal (venturebeat.com)
- FXI's Cotton Candy could turn every screen you own into a cloud client (engadget.com)