Convert your LCD/LED TV into an Android 4.0 device with the CX-01
Devices these days are all getting “Smart”, be it mobile phones, mp3 players or even televisions. As time passes by, more and more companies are starting to adapt this new innovative trend in technology. These multi-purpose Smart devices can be used to surf the internet, play games and even download third party apps for various entertainment purposes. With that said, here’s a new device which is going to leave everyone shell shocked.
Have you ever wondered (wished) that your aging old LCD or even the newer model LED’s can function in the exact same way as your Android device ? I mean wouldn’t it be cool to actually turn your TV into a huge fun filled Android device ? Well the CX-01 is the answer to all these questions. The CX-01 is actually a mini PC that’s the size of a regular USB flash drive. It has a 1 GHz Telechips TCC8920 ARM Cortex-A5 single core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and runs on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and is priced at just a $48 (Yeah even I was surprised after checking the price tag).
There’s an HDMI adapter on one end which you can plug into a TV or monitor, and a full-sized USB port on the other side which you can use to connect a mouse, keyboard, or remote control. There’s also a micro USB port which can be used for charging. The mini PC supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity along with full acess to the Google Play Store and also supports 1080p HD video playback in a variety of formats.
Unfortunately there’s no SD card slot, which means that if 4GB of storage isn’t enough for you, you’ll want to look into connecting an external disk using the USB port. You can also stream videos from a shared network drive, so if you have movies on your PC hard drive, you can use the CX-01 to stream them as long as the bit-rate isn’t too high.
Overall the CX-01 is definitely worth a buy and at just $48 this little device would be a nice little accessory to have if you want to take the Android experience onto the big screen without huge set-top boxes or the need to get an expensive TV with it built-in. The CX-01 can be purchased online from here