PIPO X1 is an HDMI TV Stick running Android 4.2 with more or less the same specs (2GB RAM, 8 GB Flash) as many other competiting products, but with a price much lower at $39.99 including shipping. The company however mentions the product is still in beta version, which may explain why it’s so cheap… Let’s have a look anyway.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz + Mali 400MP4 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB + micro SD slot (up to 32GB)
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI
- Connectivity – Buil-int 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – USB 2.0 host + micro USB (for power)
- Dimensions – 100 x 40 x 8mm
- Weight – 30g
The device ships with a micro USB cable. That means you’ll need to provide your own 5V/2A power adapter. The company also highlights the device can be used as Miracast/DLNA dongle and it supports XBMC, but these are now pretty standard.
There has been a PIPO X1, based on RK3066, on the market for a while, but the company clearly explains both are different devices in Aliexpress, so the specs should be correct, and at $40, the new Pipo X1 must be the cheapest RK3188 device on the market. Bear in mind, this is still a “Beta version”, so firmware may still need some work.
Thanks to csgabe.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.