This Android computer costs $70 and is the size of a jump drive

The basic idea is a tiny computer that plugs directly into your HDMI and has a single USB port on the opposite end. The latest model offers a sweet spec bump.

New Features

The new MK802 III mini PC comes with a Cortex A–9 processor, Bluetooth support, an ESD circuit to make it stable, and support to turn it off.

Those might not sound like big changes… but while dozens of these Android mini PCs have come out of China in recent months, most have lacked an off switch. The only way to turn them off is typically to pull the plug when you’re done using them.

All the features

The processor is a 1.6GHz RK3066 Rockchip processor, it comes with quad-core graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 4–8GB of storage. The mini PC also has a microSD card shot. The product supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and runs the latest Android OS Jelly Bean.

Like most other “mini PCs” we’ve seen recently, the MK802 IIIs is basically an inexpensive device designed to let you run Android apps on your TV using a USB or wireless mouse, keyboard, or remote control.

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Joshua Howland

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