$91 IPPLI Mars i8 is a Cylinder Shaped STB Based on Rockchip RK3188

Most of set-top boxes come with a casing with a rectangular shape. But some designs are more original: spaceship-like, spherical, or even in the shape of a pyramid. We’ve now got another option with IPPLI Mars i8, a media player based on Rockchip RK3188, that comes with a cylindrical enclosure.

IPPLI Mars i8
IPPLI Mars i8

Here are the technical specifications of the device:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.6 GHz + Mali-400MP4
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash  + microSD slot (Up to 32GB)
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with external Wi-Fi antenna.
    • Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    • 10/100M Ethernet
  • Video Output – HDMI v1.4 up to 1080p
  • Audio Output – HDMI, optical audio, and 3.5mm jack
  • Camera – 2.0MP with microphone
  • USB – 2 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x Mini USB (OTG)
  • Dimensions – 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 13.0 cm
  • Weight – 252 g

Mars i8 comes with an AC power adapter, a USB cable (80cm), an HDMI cable (23cm), a user’s manual, an external Wi-Fi antenna, and an infrared remote control. The device runs Android 4.2.2.

IPPLI Mars i8 currently available from DealExtreme for $91.30 including shipping, as well as GeekBuying. It looks very similar to, but cheaper than, Jesurun Q8 (~$105) and MK Z1 (~$117).

Thanks to Connolly for the tip.

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Eas
Eas
7 years ago

More original? It looks like they are copying the new Mac Pro. I guess they are the first to do it though…

n3wb13
n3wb13
7 years ago

@Eas

Whether they copied or not, it’s still a terrible design after all.

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