FAVI SmartStick Brigs the Android Jelly Bean Experience to your Big Screen TV
Adroid powered hardware has taken a top spot this year, with manufacturers racing to bring the Google OS experience to as many devices as possible. USB dongles powered by the smartphone OS have also taken a leap forward, advantaged by the good price and portability. FAVI SmartStick is one very attractive adition to the SmartTV transformation pack.
FAVI SmartStick is one of the few, if not the only one, to come running a modified version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. You simply plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and your flat TV instantly becomes smart. The dongle supports both 720p and 1080p output so you will get the highest level of detail. It comes with the Google Play Store installed and it t should work with any app or game that doesn’t require a specific hardware (i.e. Tegra). It also offers WiFi and DLNA functionality, pretty impressive for such a small device.
FAVI SmartStick – 4GB model is priced at $49 while the 8GB variant comes in at $79. Additionally for $39 you can purchase a remote that functions as both a keyboard and mouse, so you can get rid of the peripherals lying around at home. Currenty detailed info about the specs of the device remains a mistery but given the price tag and OS I think it’s safe to assume it’s a bargain. You can preorder it right now from the official page.