$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.

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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14 Replies to “$85 Jesurun K8 (Hi720) Android 4.2 STB Powered by Rockchip RK3188”

  1. @onebir

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

  2. @Central China Facilities
    @onebir
    I’d just like to point out that some of the improvements will only work on some hardware. OpenGL ES 3.0 is not supported by most SoC, and Bluetooth Smart required Bluetooth 4.0 BLE hardware. AFAIK, others listed improvements do not rely on specific hardware.

    @Mark R
    They have an Android app, so I don’t see why it would not work.

  3. 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?

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