Tronsmart Orion R68 is an octa-core Android TV box powered by Rockchip RK3368 processor with 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. I actually received a sample a a few months ago, but I have not reviewed it yet as I’ve been waiting for a firmware upgrade to fix some of the issues I had in Beelink i68, but it has yet to come. Nevertheless, the device which normally sells for $75 on GeekBuying, is now sold for $39 shipped on Aliexpress in what looks like am amazingly good deal reported by AndroidPC.es.
At first, I was about to write a post about this excellent deal, especially as I saw the link indicated 114 orders, but then on the top left corner, I noticed “Hot CCTV” seller had no feedback score and the store opened on December 9, 2015. It’s quite possible a store will do a promotion to gain attention, but since TV boxes margin are pretty low, it’s pretty sure Orion R68 would be selling at a loss here, unless it was stolen goods, or some packages that fell from the truck…
However, after checking their other products, it’s now clear that something is really odd or dodgy, as MINIX NEO X8-H Plus with NEO A2 Lite is also selling for $52.99.
Knowing MINIX stricts resellers policy, and a normal price closer to $160 for this bundle, you can be sure that any items bought from “Hot CCTV” seller will never ship. Maybe they got their exchange rate conversion wrong, or somehow expected some people to forget to ask for a refund once it becomes clear nobody will receive their device in one or two months. Better save your time and avoid this seller.
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.