Coowell V4 is an RK3368 Android TV Box with a Retractable Camera

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Coowell V4 looks like another typical Rockchip RK3368 Android TV box with 2GB RAM and 16GB flash, except for one little detail: it features a retractable camera to use with Skype, Google Hangouts and other video conference apps. Most Android mini PCs already claim support for USB UVC cameras, but in my past reviews I noticed that my camera were not always properly recognized in one or more apps, so in theory. the built-in camera is more likely to work with all app, since the company has (probably) tested it.

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Coowell “Smart Media Hub” V4 specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3368 octa core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz with PowerVR G6110 GPU
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K60, and AV ports
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and optical S/PDIF
  • Camera – 2MP retractable camera (with built-in microphone?)
  • Connectivity – Ethernet (RJ45) port, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – Power button, IR receiver, recovery button
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 14 x 9.2 x 1.80 cm
  • Weight –  141 grams

The device runs Android 5.1, and ships with a power adapter, HDMI and AV cables, an IR remote adapter, and a user’s manual. One advantage of having a retractable camera is that once you’re done, you can close it, and you don’t need to worry about potentially hackers or the government spying on you or your family.

Smart_Media_Hub_V4Coowell V4 is sold on GearBest for $68.99 shipped, and on various Aliexpress shops for $67 and up. The device looks similar to CS928 / OTT928 TV box powered by Rockchip RK3288 processor.

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