Despite working with the most creative of all the OS systems, the manufacturers behind the array of Android-powered TV set-top boxes and dongles do tend to display a lamentable lack of imagination when it comes to overall design and monikers. Take the MK802 or UG802 or example – two boring looking black sticks of brilliance with reference numbers as names. Useless.
But this certainly isn’t the case when it comes to the newest box on the block, the Enterprise saucer-section-shaped Tronsmart Prometheus!
Just look at it; like nothing else out there, ever. And then there’s the name, fusing together the words ‘Tron’, ‘Smart’ and ‘Prometheus’ with a flare seemingly lost in the gadget sphere since, erm, the Gizmondo handheld gaming wotnot.
But no triumph of style over function, the Tronsmart Prometheus comes powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core Amlogic AML8726-M6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage, so it certainly has the power to perform too.
Packing plenty of ports to boot, including 3x USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card slot and Ethernet, the Prometheus is nothing if not practical, plus with support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, that should be all bases covered.
Compatible, then, with most Android apps and allowing access to the likes of YouTube and Netflix, to name but two options, the US $99 Prometheus is available from here, so go grab one now and add some fire to your viewing habits.