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G-Box Midnight MX2 Giveaway

June 3rd, 2013

I reviewed Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 Android set-top box about a month ago, and I was pretty happy with the device with regards to performance, stability, and XBMC support. During my initial review, Wi-Fi was really excellent, the best, by far, I had seen in the dozen of devices I had tested, although an upgrade to my router firmware somehow changed that. This is also one the rare device that will support OTA firmware update. There were still some problems in the firmware I tested: some videos could not play, composite output did not work…, but overall I find it’s a pretty good device. The company also seems committed to fix issues, as they even have a public bug tracking system for the MX2. If you plan to use Android app, and not only XBMC, the IR remote provided may not be the ideal input device, and you’ll probably need to either connect a wireless keyboard or mouse, run DroidMote in the device and your smartphone, or get a “fly mouse“.


Matricom recontacted me to ask if I would be interested in doing a giveaway for my readers. I asked for 3 set-top boxes, and they agreed. The contest is open to all, but shipping will only be free to the US, and winners who can not provide a US mailing address will be asked cover for shipping expenses $29 US payable via Paypal.

There are three ways to enter the contest with one G-Box midnight MX2 awarded for each:

  • Comment on this post below [Update: 72 comments, random.org returned 2, the winner is Petrut Popa]
  • Retweet if you want to win with #mx2giveaway tag. [Update: The winner is renw0rp]
  • Comment in that Facebook post. [Update: Kerry won the Facebook contest]

Other rules are as follows:

  • You can enter all 3 contests, or only one or two.
  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address. I’ll probably also discard twitter and facebook entries made with newly created account.
  • I’ll run the twitter contest for 1 day until Tuesday 10am, Facebook for 2 days until Wednesday 10am, and  comments for 3 days until Thursday 10am. Times are provided for Bangkok timezone.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org
  • I’ll contact the winners by email, twitter or facebook, and send an email to Matricom in order to arrange shipment by Fedex. Winners have to answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another one.

In case you’ve already bought a G-Box Midnight MX2 via Amazon, and would like to get one for your friends or family, Matricom also launched a program called “Review the MX2, and get a free MX2”. You’ll have to upload a video review to YouTube (3 minutes or more) in order to get another device. Check details here.

Good luck!

  1. Ryan McFarlane
    June 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 | #1

    Looks great! Wouldn’t mind trying this out as I don’t have a dedicated XBMC device yet.

  2. Petrut Popa
    June 3rd, 2013 at 11:23 | #2

    I would love to win one of these wonderful boxes… Gbox + XBMC would be a great combo !!

  3. ni4ata
    June 3rd, 2013 at 11:27 | #3

    I’m in

  4. Mike Youngstrom
    June 3rd, 2013 at 11:28 | #4

    Count me in. Looks like a nice device.

  5. Pavlos
    June 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 | #5

    Well that looks promising indeed…

    please do count me in also…

    Thank you in advance…

  6. Nikolay Ivanchev
    June 3rd, 2013 at 12:20 | #6

    I would love one of those..

  7. Fred
    June 3rd, 2013 at 13:36 | #7

    the best set top box for my needs to far

  8. Pasi Petajajarvi
    June 3rd, 2013 at 13:39 | #8

    Looks nice, does anyone know if it possible to get fullhd resolution/quality for Netflix android app? Last time tried with UG802 there was no possibility to change resolution/quality for video.

  9. June 3rd, 2013 at 13:53 | #9

    This looks cool. Count me in.

  10. Gabe
    June 3rd, 2013 at 14:11 | #10

    I would like one too.

  11. renw0rp
    June 3rd, 2013 at 14:16 | #11

    count me in as well 🙂

  12. Nacho
    June 3rd, 2013 at 14:28 | #12

    Hey, I would love to get it.

  13. onebir
    June 3rd, 2013 at 14:31 | #13

    I don’t have twitter or facebook, so it seems I’m excluded from Matricom’s nefarious attempt at guerilla marketing :p

  14. vnz
    June 3rd, 2013 at 14:38 | #14

    Count me in too! 😀

  15. June 3rd, 2013 at 14:41 | #15

    Ok .. Lets us if its my lucky day 🙂

  16. Paul
    June 3rd, 2013 at 15:46 | #16

    I found it funny to read at “2nd box” giveaway a section titled “How do I know I’ll really get a FREE MX2?” – as if they asked in return not to post a review of device on youtube, but doing something bad ;-).

    Otherwise, Bug Genie software they use for their bugtracker is pretty slick. It’s open-source and I haven’t heard about it, so I already got something out if it.

  17. Davie
    June 3rd, 2013 at 16:19 | #17

    me me over here

  18. d1dd1
    June 3rd, 2013 at 16:29 | #18

    I’m in, thanks !!

  19. MikeDri
    June 3rd, 2013 at 16:40 | #19

    Cool device. I’m in.

  20. josealun
    June 3rd, 2013 at 17:31 | #20

    Count me in! I bet all my chips on this post, because FB and TW aren’t for me.

  21. lademan
    June 3rd, 2013 at 18:14 | #21

    It would be nice to test this device.

  22. AC Vedo
    June 3rd, 2013 at 18:27 | #22

    Thanks for the entry. Looks like a great device.

  23. June 3rd, 2013 at 18:54 | #23

    I would love to get one !

  24. den
    June 3rd, 2013 at 19:03 | #24

    Send one over to me and I’ll gladly pay for the shipping 😉

    Good luck to everyone.

  25. Marios Apostolidis
    June 3rd, 2013 at 19:09 | #25

    Hello guys. Hey Jean. I wish I win this 😀

  26. Job
    June 3rd, 2013 at 19:25 | #26

    Yes please!

  27. Thomas
    June 3rd, 2013 at 19:28 | #27

    This one for sure fits with my Sony projector (which currently has no signal source..). I’ll be happy to win this one!

  28. June 3rd, 2013 at 19:31 | #28

    I’m in, thank you !

  29. George
    June 3rd, 2013 at 20:11 | #29

    I wouldn’t mind winning this device.

  30. KostasX
    June 3rd, 2013 at 20:25 | #30

    I would like one too

  31. Jian
    June 3rd, 2013 at 21:26 | #31

    Over here!

  32. June 3rd, 2013 at 22:11 | #32

    I’m in! Thanks in advance.

  33. Chris
    June 3rd, 2013 at 22:16 | #33

    This would be awesome. Thanks for the importunity.

  34. Carlos
    June 3rd, 2013 at 23:35 | #34

    I’m up for this, Thank you kind sir!

  35. Jon
    June 3rd, 2013 at 23:50 | #35

    I have been thinking about ordering one, does not seem like anything better will be coming out soon.

  36. PJ Juri
    June 4th, 2013 at 00:01 | #36

    Looks like something nice to try out XBMC on

  37. Sean C
    June 4th, 2013 at 01:01 | #37

    I’d really like to win this product and I like your blog

  38. Roel
    June 4th, 2013 at 02:51 | #38

    I’m in. Nice action.

  39. JT
    June 4th, 2013 at 03:00 | #39

    Is it okay if I already own one ? i love it and want another 4 free!! 🙂

  40. hroth
    June 4th, 2013 at 03:07 | #40

    I’d love to have this. Thank you very much!

  41. June 4th, 2013 at 03:21 | #41

    Looks good, Thank you.

  42. jakie
    June 4th, 2013 at 03:35 | #42

    nice blogs! long time reader, first time commenter, but in 4 1 shot!:)

  43. Bw
    June 4th, 2013 at 03:44 | #43

    Thanks! I hope to get one of these!

  44. Sander
    June 4th, 2013 at 04:40 | #44

    Hahaha, what a lot of comments. Cool. BTW: I want one too!

  45. JT
    June 4th, 2013 at 04:55 | #45

    @Pasi Petajajarvi
    Sicne im probably the only one here that already owns one Ill try to answer it for you. The Netflix that comes with it is a little outdated. I installed the one from the Play Store and it works 10 times better. The resolution is great. You can change the resolution right from the Netflix website also. Hope that helps.

  46. jup68
    June 4th, 2013 at 05:04 | #46


  47. govols
    June 4th, 2013 at 05:37 | #47

    Looking into getting one if I dont win this one!!

  48. Tiago Clemente
    June 4th, 2013 at 06:07 | #48

    XBMC for the win…would love to have one of these… =)

  49. TheIntersect
    June 4th, 2013 at 07:10 | #49

    This sounds terrific! Please submit my entry!

  50. Mark
    June 4th, 2013 at 07:21 | #50

    Count me in!

  51. Fei
    June 4th, 2013 at 08:13 | #51

    i have couple android box but non seem to work correctly, included those that use mxplayer as an external player, some movie link, host cannot not be play. Want to see if G-box can do better.

  52. Fahim
    June 4th, 2013 at 08:47 | #52

    Count me un

  53. Neil Speer
    June 4th, 2013 at 11:42 | #53

    I am using a Tronsmart MX908 and it does a pretty good job with XBMC. I’d love to compare this device and then post a comparison review.

  54. Forest
    June 4th, 2013 at 11:48 | #54

    I’m interested! This could be the motivation I need to finally replace my original xbox with a modern media player.

  55. Forest
    June 4th, 2013 at 11:49 | #55

    This could be the motivation I need to finally replace my original xbox with a modern media player!

  56. Alexandros K.
    June 4th, 2013 at 13:13 | #56

    Nice competition. Thanks!

  57. sk
    June 4th, 2013 at 14:16 | #57

    Seen some good reviews of this device, please count me in. Thanks.

  58. Pedro
    June 4th, 2013 at 15:00 | #58

    I want one too! Thanks!

  59. Ozone
    June 4th, 2013 at 15:24 | #59

    Hope to be lucky just one time !

  60. FransM
    June 4th, 2013 at 17:06 | #60

    Looks quite nice!
    Would make a nice player with my new TV

  61. DraZtiK
    June 4th, 2013 at 23:03 | #61

    Been waiting on a dual core box…I’m in.

  62. JanJ
    June 5th, 2013 at 02:15 | #62

    Looks great! hope to win it 😉

  63. Waleed
    June 5th, 2013 at 03:07 | #63

    I would like to win one Cause I am looking for media center device for my new home. Thanks anyway 🙂

  64. Amin
    June 5th, 2013 at 03:28 | #64

    Can’t wait to test one of those shiny set-top boxes! I hope to get lucky this time!

  65. Angel David
    June 5th, 2013 at 12:47 | #65

    I only have basic cable… HELP!!!

  66. Pat
    June 5th, 2013 at 21:56 | #66

    I’d love to have this

  67. Elena
    June 5th, 2013 at 22:06 | #67

    Crossing my fingers on this one for my TV… 😉

  68. tomas_em
    June 5th, 2013 at 22:09 | #68

    Thank you for your previous review – I think, I will buy this device. I have UG802 dongle but this device looks much more interesting. But …. if there is a chance for getting one free, I will wait with buying 😉 Maybe I will be the lucky boy 😀 Regards, Tomas

  69. splumbtree
    June 5th, 2013 at 23:29 | #69

    Somebody’s got to win it, right?

  70. Kedar Koppikar
    June 5th, 2013 at 23:49 | #70

    Let me be the one 🙂

  71. Greg
    June 5th, 2013 at 23:57 | #71

    The true test would be to have a guy in his late 50’s, who still remembers black and white tv, having to turn the antenna to improve reception and worse of all, actually get up off the couch to change channels, evaluate it and determine if it’s as easy as plug-n-play. I happen to know such a fellow. 🙂

  72. Slawek
    June 6th, 2013 at 01:08 | #72

    I’m in for this. Thank you.

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