Always Innovating have wet our beaks with the launch of this action filled dongle, looking set for release in the coming summer. Although the HDMI Dongle has a mundane name it packs plenty into its thumb-drive-scale casing: a TI Cortex-A9 OMAP 4 processor running Ice Cream Sandwich, turning any TV into a full Android computer. Running at decent speeds between 1GHz and 1.8GHz (depending on load), this cool bit of kit packs the same specs as a tip-top smartphone: a healthy 1GB of RAM is not to be sniffed at, whilst the device also boasts microSD, WiFi and Bluetooth, with support for up to 1080p Full HD and H.264 video decoding.
The HDMI dongle is compatible with GoogleTV and can also connect to some of our favourite programmes like Netflix and Amazon video at just a click of a button. Always Innovating have decided not to offer the HDMI Dongle directly but instead, it will be licensing the design to others, with the first sample materialising this coming summer.
The device is controlled using a special 9-button remote that is capable of interpreting voice inputs and features near field communication (NFC) technology to offer tap-to-share capabilities.