This pocket console runs Android for $130
The Stella Mira Pocket Console is a $130 uber-mini PC about the size of a USB thumb drive.
The slick device is loaded with some fairly reasonable specs, including an Alwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB of RAM and Mali 400 graphics.
Although the mini-PC runs Android 4.0 out of the box, is is fully capable of booting various Linux flavors, such as Ubuntu and Fedora.
Preloaded software includes the Google Play Store, Netflix, Hulu Plus, OnLive, Pandora, XBMC and Plex. Oh, and yes, the device comes with root access enabled.
As Brad Linder of Liliputing notes, the Pocket Console is powered by the same processor as the MK802, Mini X and Mele A100 - all of which run Android and Ubuntu.
"Stella Mira is selling the Pocket Console through an eBay store, but order [carefully]," Linder cautioned.
"Stella Mira's eBay store currently has no user feedback, and the company notes that all orders placed through August 6th will be shipped starting August 27th. So it could be a month or more before you actually receive the Pocket Console."
Additional specs include:
- 1GB DDR3 memory
- 8GB of storage or more
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Optional 3G
- MicroSD card slot
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 micro USB port
- 1 HDMI port
- Optional docking station ($50)
Although the base Pocket Console model boasts 8GB of storage, Stella Mira is also offering 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models configurations (ranging from $150-$250), as well as a $200 3G model with 16GB of storage.