There are already lots of devices out in the market that allows consumers to run Android apps on their TV, some even priced as low as $30, but none might be as powerful as the Wizarm. The Wizarm is described as “a synergic mediabox for smart handling of digital streams” by its developers and is currently a campaign over at crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
The device itself has impressive specs such as a Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and various input and output solutions. Not only will consumers be able to run apps on their TV but they can also save shows on the device for future viewing.
Wizarm Technical Specifications
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- CPU: Exynos 5 Dual (up to 2GHz)
- GPU: Mali T604 quad Core
- RAM: 2 GB DDR3
- Storage: 16GB eMMC 4.5
- I/O: SATA3 for 2.5″ SSD HDD, USB 3.0 (2X), USB 2.0 (4x), Line IN (Mic), Line OUT (Earphone), HDMI Imput, HDMI Output, Display Port Output, Optical Sound Output
- Connectivity: Dual Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GIGABIT Ethernet, IR, Bluetooth 4.0
The device runs on Android with developers saying that they also plan to port Ubuntu to it. It’s also going to be sold pre-rooted so consumers can tinker around with it.
While there is nothing special about the specs of the Wizarm one feature that sets it apart is its ability to record high definition videos. The HDMI input allows consumers to record videos in resolutions as high as 1080p.
The campaign is up and running now over at Indiegogo with the goal to reach $200,000. The funds will be used to initiate tooling and manufacturing so that the device will become available in the market.
A pledge of $259 makes you an early backer to the campaign and snags you a fully functional Wizarm device which is expected to ship out by April 2014. This is already a discounted price since once the early bird special is gone the regular price of $299 will kick in.