As long as the proliferation of media on the intarwebs continues, many companies will think that a standalone set-top digital media player is a viable market. The Freakbox continues in the tradition of Popcorn Hour and Roku, a set-top media player that can do just about anything an Android device can do.
For now, let’s look at the innards – the Freakbox features a Rockchip RK3188, or in practical a quad-core processor that runs at 1.6GHz. There is ample RAM at 2GB, and a Mali 400 graphics chip. There is enough internal storage, either 8GB or 16GB, which can be expanded by 32GB via microSD. All of these run on an Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
As you can see, it’s one small box that has a lot of potential. Users have an HDMI out port to work with, plus the standard 3.5mm audio port or an S/PDIF out. There is a raft of connectivity choices – you can go WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, or the standard Ethernet port.
Lastly, there are three USB ports – we hope at least one of those is a USB 3.0 port, but we’re not holding our breath on that one. If this interests you, you are able to pre-order the device at this point in time. Ship date is reportedly sometime in September.