If you thought smart TVs were only for the privileged few, think again — a technology that once cost hundreds of dollars can now be had for the low price of $50. The FAVI SmartStick is a small dongle that can be plugged into any HDTV, instantly transforming the device into a full-blown Android-powered smart TV with the ability to stream music and movies or browse the Web. The stick runs Ice Cream Sandwich and is equipped with 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA support for media sharing and access to the Google Play Store. “We are thrilled to introduce this easy to use device for both work and play,” said Jeremy Yakel, founder of FAVI Entertainment “SmartStick allows for much more than a streaming video box, it’s your SmartTV, Home Theater and PC all rolled into one.” The SmartStick will be available on October 30th through various retail outlets in both 4GB and 8GB flavors for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively.
Convert Any HDTV Into a SmartTV For Under $50 with SmartStick by FAVI
Affordable plug and play device that allows you to browse the internet, watch your favorite movies, music, apps and games on any HDTV
DETROIT, Mich. – September 27, 2012 – FAVI Entertainment, creators of innovative audiovisual products, has announced today a ground-breaking way to enhance HDTV’s with SmartStick. This small device which is inserted into your TV’s HDMI port allows you to access your favorite movies, music, apps and games all via the latest Android OS. This new quick-connect solution to upgrading your existing television to a SmartTV is also affordable at under $50 MSRP.
The sky’s the limit with SmartStick offering thousands of Apps ready for play including movie streaming via Netflix, HULU or EPIX, music streaming via Pandora or Spotify, video streaming via You Tube, and also popular social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, the SmartStick includes a full Internet browser and 4GB of built-in memory. Included with the SmartStick is its MediaSHARE app where you can wirelessly deliver movies, music and photos directly to your TV making it a hub of entertainment – no subscription needed.
There are also fun accessories for the SmartStick that are sold separately made to enhance the experience including a fully functional mini wireless keyboard complete with a touch pad for easy web browsing.
“We are thrilled to introduce this easy to use device for both work and play,” says Jeremy Yakel, founder of FAVI Entertainment “SmartStick allows for much more than a streaming video box, it’s your SmartTV, Home Theater and PC all rolled into one.”
• 100% compatible with any HDTV
• Plug and Play – no subscriptions needed
• Thousands of Apps available via GooglePlay
• Favorite movies, music and games delivered instantly
• Multi-language functionality
• Accessories sold separately
• Mini wireless keyboard with touchpad mouse (39.99 MSRP)
SmartStick from FAVI Entertainment will be available at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Amazon and Newegg this November. Pre-orders are currently being accepted for an October 30th ship date at favientertainment.com. To see the SmartStick in action, please view the video here.
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