If you have a TV – HD or even an old SD/CRT – that you’d like to expand the capabilities of, you can turn it into a “smarter” TV with the SmartPod from Woxi Media. It runs Android 2.3.6, which they say is enhanced with multi-user capability and TV optimized.” (You can define up to eight users per SmartPod.) It has built-in 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, an ARM Cortex A9 CPU, ARM Mali 400 GPU with 2D/3D Hardware acceleration, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal flash memory, and an external slot for up to a 32GB card. It has composite video and RCA stereo audio connectors for SDTVs and an HDMI 1.3 connector for HDTV. The “air mouse” remote acts as a gaming controller and has a full QWERTY keyboard. You’ll be able to stream media, access social media sites, and play games on the SmartPod and you’ll have access to the Google Play store to add apps. Go to the Woxi Media website to learn much more about how the SmartPod can add smart TV functions to your existing TV and to see a list of international dealers. The SmartPod is available in the US from Amazon for $129.00.
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