About this project
TIME - "Equiso’s Android-on-a-Stick Turns TVs into Smart TVs for $70"
BBC - "Now this is an innovative product"
Tomsguide - "A best of Kickstarter"
Business Insider - "4 Ways To Skip The Apple Television And Be Glad You Did"
SkyWire - Fiber optic and wireless internet provider uses Equiso to bring the Smart TV to its customers.
What is the Equiso Smart TV
Equiso puts the Power of an Android tablet on your TV. Combined with our interactive remote, Equiso will truly refine your TV experience.
Watch stunning 1080p HD content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and many more! Send emails, update your facebook status, play Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja like never before. Download new apps, create and display a powerpoint, listen to music, read books, and play most all those interactive games you love so much on your phone or tablet.
On the Go - Plug n' Play
Imagine showing up to do a presentation, and all you had to do, was plug it in, grab your remote, and you're ready to go. Game night with your buddies is now easier than ever. Bring your device with you in your pocket, plug in and play. Our 1.4 HDMI 1080p port allows for direct plugin to any TV, Monitor, or Projector. This enables any of these devices to instantly become a Smart TV and eliminates the need for extra cables.
Something for Everyone
and more ...
A Remote like no other
This remote is like nothing you have ever experienced before. Advanced accelerometers and gyros sense your gestures, turning them into life like interaction with your Smart TV. Soft touch buttons on top add to your Smart TV experience. Simply flip the remote over and it becomes a full keyboard, no pain staking tasks of typing letter by letter on the screen. Flip it back over and your gesture remote is back in full action to conquer that next level of Angry Birds or Tower Defense. Don't worry about accidentally pressing the buttons on the keyboard. Our gyros sense the remotes position and turn off the keyboard as you glide your way around. This is truly the next step into a Smart TV.
Under the Hood
We wanted to created a device that was affordable for everyone without sacrificing performance.
Equiso is equipped with a new, powerful, redesigned 1Ghz Arm Cortex A5 Processor. Using the lastest technology in memory it features 512MB of DDR3 memory that compliments the performance of the system. Graphics was very important as we wanted to include 3D gaming. To achieve this we installed a Mali 400 graphics processor. High Definition Streaming of movies, gaming, and music was a must, so we added a Wireless N radio that is capable of speeds up 250 megabits, to ensure blazing fast downloads. Our 1.4 HDMI plug n play interface allows for direct plugin to any TV, Monitor, or Projector and supports 3D Video. Included is 8GB of internal storage for storing music, movies, documents, games and more. We put a USB port on the back for a keyboard, a mouse, external hard drives and anything else you can plug in. Heat was a major concern for a form factor this small. For this reason we chose the most energy efficient Arm CPU per watt. We worked tirelessly on a case that would disperse the heat but handle the dust. Equiso is very quiet as there are no moving parts. We truly hope your enjoy our product.
- Android 4.0
- 1Ghz Arm Cortex A5 Processor
- 512 MB DDR3 RAM
- Mali 400 3D Graphics Processor
- 802.11 N wireless radio
- 8 GB Memory Internal
- 1.4 HDMI Plug n' Play Interface, 3D, ESD protection, CEC
- USB 2.0 Plug n' Play Interface
- USB 2.0 Micro - Powering of the Device (For TV's with no MHL)
- Dimensions 80mm x 30mm x 12mm
- Full Keyboard (QWERTY)
- Accelerometer + Gyro
- 2.4 Wireless transceiver
- USB 2.0 Micro - Powering of the Device
- Dimensions 146mm x 42mm x 12mm
Interact like never before
Gaming at a new level
Equiso Smart TV Pro - Stretched Goals
Our goal is to raise $100,000 on kickstarter to begin production, though, what’s really important to us is the support of the community. That’s why we want to say thank you with even more features. We have a new $99 pledge. The “Equiso Smart TV Pro - Stretched Goals “ pledge. Every time we hit our goal we give everyone in the stretched goals pledge even more features, for free. How’s that for saying thank you.
Included 1gb of ram
$250,000 Wifi Direct
$450,000 Bluetooth 4.0
$750,000 16gb internal storage
We Need your help
We are excited to create an amazing experience for every TV and continue to build upon the Android platform. We have been enhancing the interface to create an enjoyable viewing experience. We are improving the hardware for better connectivity and seamless flow. We are working on connecting you to more movies, music and apps in an even better way.
Your contribution will help fund:
- Interface designed specifically for the TV
- Large Smart TV and Gesture Remote order
- Better integration with every app in the Google Play Store
With your support
- We are entering production in July.
- Your orders will ship during the month of August
Once again thank you for you support!
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Original model includes 512mb of ram and provides a great experience at a great price. Pro model includes 1gb of ram and has stretched goals. Both include the wireless gesture remote.
You do not need to change your pledge, we will be sending out an email at the end of the campaign. At that time you can reply with your choice.
We are working extensively with Android 4.0 to make the best user experience. We will provide Jelly Bean 4.1 as an over the air update when it has been fully tested. We feel that switching to Jelly Bean prematurely will result in a later ship date, and reduced user experience.
When we tested the A9 processor, we noticed it would overheat after a couple hours of use, due to the small size of the case. While it is possible to build an A9 into the Smart TV, the only way to make it work is to drastically reduce the speed, which lowers performance. The new redesigned Arm Cortex A5 can run at 1ghz while the A9 can only run at 600mhz before overheating. With heat being such a concern and since the A9 clock speed must be reduced, the A5 was chosen as it can run much faster under these conditions and provides a better experience. The A5 is the perfect processor for a case this small.
720p, 1080i and 1080p
USB Cable, Power adapter, Remote Control, Equiso Smart TV
Yes, you can add any USB storage device.
Yes, 3D viewing is supported.
Our remote was designed and built from the ground up, with user experience the highest priority.
6 axis- gyros and accelerometer make a life like interaction experience with your Smart TV
Does not require direct line of site
No cables to connect to the Smart TV
Internal rechageable batteries
Position sensing to shut of keyboard when flipped over
Full QWERTY keyboard, top characters, and arrow buttons. Quick buttons such as
Volume, Home, Back, Apps, Power, Page up and down
Yes, any USB device supported by Andriod such as:
- and much more!
Yes, with the built in wireless 802.11b/g/n you can connect wireless to surf, play games, stream music, watch HD video and much more!
Yes, with our over the air updates, it is easy to stay up to date with the latest software.
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