Devices


Q10ProLogoSMHiMedia Q10 Pro

The fine people @ HiMedia were kind enough to send me one of their latest offerings, the Q10 Pro. Prior to receiving it, I had read several reviews raving about the performance of its predecessor the Q10, with some going so far as to say this device is the gold standard when it comes to android tv boxes. Really!? With such high praise, I couldn’t wait to take it for a test drive. Now, to be fair having become a little attached to my mini pc, I wanted to take my time with the HiMedia Q10 and give it its due. Over the course of the past 3 weeks, I’ve watched movies, the latest television shows saved to my Trakt.tv watchlist and entertained my friends streaming live NBA playoff games. At just about every step, the HiMedia Q10 has performed very, very well. Click Here to read the rest of my review on the Q10 PRo

 

Azulle Quantum Byte Fanless Mini Desktop PCQuantum Byte by Azulle Technologies

The Quantum Byte from Azzule Tech is a fanless mini P.C designed for individuals looking for a workstation as well as a media centre. This powerful mini PC running Windows 10 offers users the ability to run office programs such as word or excel. If that was not all, once the work day is done, grab the kids and get comfortable on the couch cause this thing runs Kodi like a dream! Stream movies or live shows in 1080p HD. Click here to continue on to my review of the Quantum Byte

 

Sunvell-T95-2GSunvell T95 Android TV box

This week I had an opportunity to test the Sunvell T95 Android TV Box. Once again having done a little bit of homework on this, the T95 features an Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, 2G Ram, 8G hard drive, metal casing and LED display all for the low, low price of $75 CDN @ GearBest.com. It seemed a little too good to be true to be honest. Fortunately, a friend from work purchased one and when I offered to set it up for him, he agreed giving me the opportunity to take it for a test drive. I think I was slightly more excited about the arrival of the T95, as it took a month for it to arrive from China. Now, to be fair to the manufacturers of this device, I had it for less than 24hrs. There’s no way I could thoroughly put it through its paces in such a small window of time. That said, the Raps were playing the night of my test in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final and this provided me with the opportunity to test it for it’s live streaming capabilities. At the very least, this should give me an idea of it’s potential. click here to read my review

 

MXQ S805-Android-4.4-Quad-Core-Mali-450GPUMXQ Amlogic S805 Quad Core

The MXQ Amlogic S805 Quad Core android device, complete with 1GB of Ram and 8GB hard drive, gets a lot of praise from most industry insiders when it comes to inexpensive, entry level android tv boxes. For good reason! It has the ARM Cortex A5 CPU along with the Quad Core Mali 450 600Mhz GPU utilizing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. Continue Reading

 

ATV520MyGica ATV520E Dual Core w/Remote

The MyGica ATV520E with its Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, complete with 1GB of Ram and 4GB hard drive is a decent enough device for anyone looking for an inexpensive entry level android device. It’s ARM Cortex A9 CPU is the same chip set that comes with their higher priced 582 & 380 devices and it comes preloaded with Kodi. Continue Reading

 

MyGica 380MyGica ATV380 Android 4.4 Media Player

The MyGica ATV380 Android 4.4 Media Player was one of the first devices released in 2014 to come with the Quad Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and the 600 MHz Octa ARM Mali-450 GPU. Loaded with the 4.4 Kit Kat OS and Kodi ready, this device is a very reliable option for those looking to spend a little bit more to get a lot more bang for their buck. Continue Reading

 

ATV582MyGica ATV582 Android 4.4 Media Player

The MyGica ATV582 Android 4.4 Media Player is the follow up to the ATV380. Both devices have very similar options and capabilities including; the Quad Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, the 600 MHz Octa ARM Mali-450 GPU, 4.4 Kit Kat OS and of course, Kodi ready. And just like the MyGica ATV582 features a max resolution of 3840 x 2160. That’s 4k ready meaning, 4 X the resolution of 1080p! Continue Reading

 

HiMedia Q3HiMedia Q3 Quad Core Android TV Box

The HiMedia Q3 Quad core android tv box is another fine example of a quality media centre for under $120CDN. Utilizing the Android 4.3 KitKat OS, this device comes loaded with 1G RAM, 8G flash drive, 2xUSB 3.0, Octa-core Mali 450 GPU for 4K output and the added feature of composite A/V for 7.1 surround sound. Continue Reading