$85 Jesurun K8 (Hi720) Android 4.2 STB Powered by Rockchip RK3188

It looks like MK888 (aka CS918 or K-R42-1), or more exactly MK888B (Includes Bluetooth support), is now getting some competition with Jesurun K8, another Rockchip RK3188 set-top box with 2GB RAM, 8GB Flash, and Bluetooth support, that sells for as low as $80 on Aliexpress (called Hi720), and $85 on DealExtreme.

Jesurun_K8

Here are the specifications listed on DX:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz + Mali-400 MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB Flash + SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
    • Bluetooth V2.1
    • 10/100M Ethernet
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 port
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 + AV
  • Audio Formats – MP3 / WMA / WAV / OGG/OGA / FLAC / APE / AAC/M4A / RM
  • Video Codecs – H.264 / VP8 / RV / WMV / AVS / H.263 / MPEG4
  • Power supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 14.9 cm x 9.2 cm x 2.1 cm
  • Weight – 188 grams

The device is sold with a power adapter, a USB power cable (80cm), an HDMI cable (60cm), and a Chinese / English user’s manual. Screenshots confirm it’s running Android 4.2.2 (SDK V1.0), and the build number seems to indicate Hotack is the manufacturer or design house, but I could not find the product on their site.

Compared to the Bluetooth version of CS918, Jesurun K8 lacks optical S/PDIF and an IR remote, but adds an extra USB port. At $85, it’s slightly cheaper than the $93 you’d have to pay for MK888B.

Thanks to CSilie for the tip.

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Central China Facilities
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Central China Facilities

Waiting patiently for a box/stick running Android 4.3 (SDK V2.0)

onebir
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4.2 has Miracast right? What’s worth waiting for in 4.3?

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Central China Facilities

@onebir

TRIM support, OpenGL ES 3.0, Build-in Bluetooth Smart, Security improvements, CPU/GPU Performace boost, to name a few

onebir
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@Central China Facilities
Thanks, I hadn’t heard of some of those things 🙂

Mark R
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Mark R

Can anyone confirm if it’s possible to sync from such a device with https://owndrive.com?

Joe Bucks
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Cheapest price found so far delivered $60.84,but brand new seller.
(And he puts TV-Stick in the listing?)

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/RK3188-Quad-Core-Android-4-2-TV-Stick-Smart-Android-TV-Box-2G-RAM-DDR3-8GB/1191241804.html

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@cnxsoft
Yes I was surprised by the pricing also.
I have a feeling that what they are selling is the RK3066 Dual Core Model with 1GB RAM model #:MK821.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/MK821-mini-pc-android-dual-core-rk3066-smart-TV-BOX-1G-8G/1191241795.html
Maybe Eric from Geekbuying can help us out with this dilemma?

Mark R
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@cnxsoft
Sounds good. I’m considering to order one of these to replace my HTPC. Thank you!

gigio
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gigio

I’m having a hard time finding something similar, but with analog video output (composite or vga). I have found ONE, but it’s larger than a stick (similar to mele).

To recap: I want 2Gb (or more!) + Analog video + Linux friendliness.

Anybody knows?

GR Rick
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Will this work well with all games on playstore?

GR Rick
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Also will netflix and vpn work on it ?