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Kickstarter-based Pocket TV Makes Your TV Smarter In Seconds

Radford C. Jun 30, 2012 0

Infinitec, creator of Pocket TV, has about 8 days left and has exceeded their goal with an additional $250k over its original $100k. It’s not Double Fine numbers but it has definitely gotten a lot of support – so much support in fact that they’ve decided to return the favor to its backers with upgraded specs of the Pocket TV by doubling the ram from 512MB to 1GB.

As a refresher, here’s an excerpt from the Kickstarter page:

“The Pocket TV is a small pocket-sized dongle that connects to the HDMI port of any regular TV (even your 5-year-old TV) and converts it into a Smart TV. It’s basically a fully functioning micro-computer the size of your thumb which runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) much like today’s latest smartphones. The processing power in the Pocket TV will allow you to display Android on your TV turning it into a mega-sized tablet (just imagine a 50 inch iPad). You can download apps from the Google Play Store to stream videos, play games, connect with your friends on Facebook, catch up on news, do some work or simply surf the web. You can even attach a video camera to do Skype video-calls…”

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Kickstarter Intro

With Jelly Bean recently announced at Google I/O Infinitec has also promised Android 4.1 the moment the update is released through Google’s servers.  In all cases, it will run the moment the upgrade is available. The company hopes to ship the device to its backers with the upgrade as well as providing root access. For those familiar in rooting Android handsets in the past, the device will already open for modification without any need to unlock the Pocket TV.

Backers who pledge $99 will get the Pocket TV with a Standard IR Remote while those who pledge $110 or more will have a choice of three colors and the Air Remote.

Pocket TV Remotes

Pocket TV Specs

Hit the jump at the source to see their latest updates and a chance to back them. The project will be funded July 9.

Via »Kickstarter