We’ve stood staring goggle-eyed at varying Google-eyed USB dongle-based doors into the otherwise supremely expensive world of the Smart TV countless times on Life of Android over the last year or so, and each month ever more options appear to offer chips with ever more chop-chop. However, what if you don’t want to have a stick sticking out the side of your set or, indeed, to have to rely on your Wi-Fi signal to en-smarten your existing TV? You turn to Aussie innovator Kogan, of course.
Having already offered up affordable tablets and a very fairly priced smartphone, the Antipodean Android aficionado has now whipped out this addition to its open source selection: the Agora 32-inch Smart LED TV.
Certainly passing the sex-appeal test, the reasonably sizeable slimline HD Smartie comes powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), opening up a whole new way of interacting with the internet in comfort without any of the restrictions ingrained in other app-ed up Smart TV options.
Featuring 3x USB inputs for movie and photo playback, 2x HDMI inputs and 1x Scart for incredible connection flexibility, the Agora is also both Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Ethernet enabled, allowing for the most reliable link ups to the net possible and giving unhindered access to the likes of YouTube, web browsing, Android apps and games from Google Play, plus all the usual social network suspects.
What’s more, further belying the price, it also comes with a built-in PVR function to let you pause, rewind and record live TV like some multimedia magician.
“The future of TV is all about the internet – bringing the entire web to the biggest screen in your home,” says Ruslan Kogan, founder and CEO of Kogan. “We’ve created a TV that brings a load of internet capabilities at a very affordable price.
“Kogan is continuing to grow at an extraordinary rate because we give our customers exactly what they want, and our UK customers have been itching for an affordable Smart TV. Because we design, manufacture, and deliver the products ourselves, we’re able to cut out all the middlemen and pass the savings onto British shoppers.”
And what is the saving? Well, the Agora 32-inch all-singing all-dancing Smart LED TV retails at an astounding, irresistible £259; with free shipping included, just in case you’ve recently received a head-trauma and don’t think that it’s already the biggest bargain of the year.
Sold and shipped exclusively by Kogan from its premises in the UK and Australia, follow the link now to go gather your Agora and get Smart for an absolute steal.