G-Box Midnight Android 4 TV Box
The G-Box Midnight Android 4 TV Box Player lets you to run XBMC media directly on your TV and is especially designed to play games, watch music, videos or movies on the internet on full HD. The G-Box allows you to install any application directly from Google Play, stream HD movies or interact with friends on social networking sites.
The G-Box Midnight Android 4 TV Box Main Benefits
The G-Box has Android 4 ICS operating system installed, and you can also install Linux on it.
The built in AMLOGIC Cortex A9 Neon CPU processor is very performant and power efficient.
Uses Mali-400 MP multi core 3D GPU and is able to stream up to 1080p videos
It has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage
Memory is extendable: you can either attach a flash drive or HDD or an up to 32 GB SD card
G-Box connects to the internet through the build in 802.11b/g/n WIFI or by plugging in an Ethernet 10/100 cable
Google Play is installed on the device, so all you have to do is start browsing through your favorite applications. There is an unlimited number of applications that you can choose from, some of them especially designed to help you with your work ( see the productivity applications on android market)
You receive the G-Box pre-rooted, so that you will be able to install any applications that need root access
Has 4 USB 2.0 ports on which you can connect a keyboard, a mouse or the flash drives for extra memory . There is another option to connect a mouse or a keyboard to the G-Box: using WIFI connection, and it is recommended compared to the USB connection because it is more stable and comes in more handy with no cables.
The G-Box can also be connected to a 3D Gyro USB Wireless Mouse, which can stand both for a regular mouse and a keyboard, operates on a longer distance that the usual mouse and has a very easy to use qwerty keyboard. This one needs no installation software, just needs to be plugged in to start working.
It has an A/V output , and you can also connect it to the TV using a HDMI cable
Comes with a wireless remote control that you can use to navigate the menu or surf the application store; however if you want to navigate on media sites it is not enough, you need a keyboard and a mouse
The device is small, not much larger than a DVD player, so it won’t take up a lot of your available room around the TV.
The G-Box Midnight Android 4 TV Box Cons
In order to install the G-Box you really need to have Android OS or Linux knowledge, otherwise you might spend hours trying to figure out what you need to do and not succeed anyway
Taking all aspects into consideration, the G-Box is a device which will satisfy the needs of the entire family: it is great for playing games, for streaming videos and even for using productivity applications.
Average Amazon Customer Rating: 3 Stars out of 5
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