We seem to be reporting on the imminent arrival of a new Android powered console at least once a week these days, and whilst some in the business of banging on about these things online might think more choice just serves to confuse the infant open source OS console industry, we at LOA are of a mind that says the more the merrier!
Now entering the crowd-funding phase on Indiegogo and positioning itself to join the likes of the recently reported on OUYA, GameStick and Project Shield comes the nGees, a new box of tricks with the power to let you plug and play Android apps, share music, movies and photos, surf the internet and make Skype calls all on the comfort of your TV.
Referred to as a multimedia ‘Next Generation Entertainment System’ rather than just a common console by the team behind it, the nGees comes specced with an A9 dual-core processor, a dedicated quad-core GPU,1 GB fast internal RAM, 8-,16- or 32 GB of internal flash storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a Mini HDMI port (video and audio output), TV connection, 1080p Full HD support, 1x Mini USB,1x USB 2.0 support, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth-supported keyboard/mouse/ wireless game controllers – which is all rather impressive for a box no larger than a light-travelling lady’s purse (a measurement likeness actually specified on the Indiegogo site).
Seeking people to stump up US $395,000 within the next 51 days, if you’ve got some spare cash to throw at a console Next Generation Entertainment System, then a pledge of $99 will bag you an 8GB, $139 a 16GB and $159 a 32GB model, whilst almost over-generous gamers can volunteer up to $4000 for a limited edition or even $9000 to pick up the prototype! Head to the nGees Indiegogo page now and show them you’re game.