Dumb TV? Smart It Up With Favi’s Smart-Stick
Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 October 2012 03:09 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 2 October 2012 03:09
If you don’t have a smart tv but would like one Favi is here to help. Introducing the Favi smart-stick that plugs into an open HDMI port on your tv that will convert any HDTV into an Android-powered Smart tv. The device will launch at the end of October and come in two models, a 4 GB model that costs $49 and an 8GB that will cost $79. The Smart stick is USB powered and if your tv doesn’t have a USB device perhaps you can borrow one from your Xbox or other devices that do.
Similar to streaming media players like Roku the Favi Smart-stick offers the ability to access online services and apps like Netflix, Hulu, Twitter, Facebook and Pandora to name just a few. One thing that gives Favi’s Smart-Stick an edge over many of today’s streaming media players is the fact it also includes a full web browser. However unless you are comfortable navigating the web by a remote you might want to consider getting the $40 wireless mini keyboard with touchpad that Favi plans on releasing to make browsing easier. The included DLNA-based media app allows you to stream content from a PC.
- FAVI SmartStick can turn any HDTV into an Android-powered smart TV for $50
- FAVI’s $50 Streaming Stick adds apps, streaming services to any HDTV with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean