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Turn any TV into a Smart TV. Android 4.0. Control it with the wave of a hand, using our revolutionary gesture remote.
Turn any TV into a Smart TV. Android 4.0. Control it with the wave of a hand, using our revolutionary gesture remote.
2,703 backers pledged $241,557 to help bring this project to life.

The new Pro

Posted by Equiso Smart TV (Creator)

Hey Backers! We love the opportunity you gave us for making Equiso happen. It's been a bumpy ride with some growing pains along the way. But hey, thats the life of a startup and a kickstarter project.

We want to introduce our new Pro model to our backers. A dual core arm cortex a9 with 1gb ram, 8gb hdd and tf slot. Everyone who bought a Pro will be upgraded for free!

When is the Pro going to ship?

We have been working on our new Pro for a while and the components for the our other model were taking too long. Instead of waiting for the components we decided to upgrade everyone to our new model. Shipping is estimated to be for the second half of November.


Can we say thanks enough? It might have been just $99 for you, but it was alot for us and it added up.

Help us make Equiso better

We want to make the Pro even better. Keep the comments coming. Every comment helps us make a better product. We love to hear what you have to say, the good and the bad.

Spread the word

If you like us, spread the word. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Tell your friends. We couldn't have gone this far without you. Spread the word about our new Pro so that we can continue to create a better product.

- Adam


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    1. Adrian on

      Mine still hasn't arrived in Australia..............

    2. ZippyFund Inc. on

      Yawn, still waiting for our pro but I guess back to using our Apple TV!!!

    3. Daniele Giovannini on

      the user experience is really bad ...
      slow, lag and excessively high failure ...
      the product is really buggy, the software has to be rewritten,
      the hardware is not optimized and under sized
      It would be fair to refound the money!

    4. Shane Felgate on

      no updates in over 3 weeks, common y'all we helped you out let us know your progress

    5. Jimmy Moran on

      Still no Smart TV, please update, not very professional...........................

    6. Zaid on

      Hi, I have not received anything yet, please let me know when do you plan to ship out to the UAE.


    7. Gokhan Onel on

      it has arrived yet :)

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      Henry Tan on

      I receive my package today from Hong Kong, how come? And the kit come without any instruction sheet about how to fit to TV and instruction to use the remote. Is what I have received is considered complete?

    9. David Dawczyk on

      All i can say is November cant come soon enough.

      Though I am curious what the A9 is being clocked at, or are you guys not done finalizing the clocks yet?

    10. CK on

      It will be awesome if the pro can be shipped with Jelly Bean but most important thing is the wifi reception. Hopefully the reception can be further improved.

      Is the dual core 1GHz or 1.5GHz?

    11. Equiso Smart TV Creator on

      @Craig Bibb. Email so that we get the issue resolved.

      - Adam

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      Craig Bibb on

      Not that interested in the pro since mine doesn't work. How do I get a replacement?

    13. S. Ryan Chabotte on

      @Equiso Smart TV: What size card (GB) will the tf slot support?

    14. Paul Koch on

      Please, please include the carat (normally above the 6 on the QWERTY keyboard) in the pro.

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      Prashanth Patlolla on

      @Equiso.. thank you very much for the enhancements in the new pro model.. really excited!!!

      Lot of users who opted for standard model have issues with wifi when using remote.. this looks more like a hardware issue rather than a software issue.. any chance this is getting fixed for the pro model? also it would be awesome if you can post any pictures of the new pro model.

    16. Equiso Smart TV Creator on

      @Rob. The cpu does little for video. The VPU does most video and uses hardware decoding. Alot of streaming media players have a 200 mhz cpu and stream HD fine because of an onboard vpu.

      - Adam

    17. Rob on

      @Equiso Smart TV: all I know is, mine is sluggish launching an app, and even struggles when I'm just flipping through the settings menu or app/widget menu. Earlier it rebooted when I just switched an option on and then off in the settings. When I try to watch videos on Amazon, they're completely unwatchable because they're so incredibly choppy. It freezes up more than half the time when I try to play Amazon video. So I have a hard time imagining that the pros' CPUs were upgraded solely because of a sourcing problem. I think you were disappointed with the base product but shipped it anyway, and then tried to make the best of a potentially bad situation by upgrading the rest of the units.

      Personally, I would have rather seen much less aggressive delivery estimates and a more stable hardware configuration up front, along with inclusion of the CPU upgrade in the stretch goals or the same CPU upgrade across the board.

    18. CK on

      Great news! I hope the remote control micro USB port can get strengthen from falling out. Is the hardware design a complete redesign? As I went through some other android sticks, wifi problem exists in a small stick like this. Some said they redesign the antenna for boosted reception, what will Equiso planning to do? Is it only through software optimization?

    19. Equiso Smart TV Creator on

      @Jesse Rich. Not to give you a canned response, this is what I just answered earlier. The defect rate in the remote is currently at .72%. Its the first month it out went and it will probably go up slightly over time as the remote gets more use. We are working on fixing the problem so that our defective rate for the remote in the future will be at .1% or lower.

      - Adam

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      JBentham on

      @Equiso: Well done! I'm very pleased to hear this update, especially after all the hoopla surrounding the standard model. This is another indication that you're taking your backers seriously and that you're in it for the long-haul. Please keep up the good work, and keep us informed as news becomes available. Any update for the remote problems people have been having?

    21. Steve Favorito on

      @Robyn - as stated in the above update: "Shipping is estimated to be for the second half of November."

    22. Steve Favorito on

      These enhancements on the pro model are really great. I was starting to lose interest after hearing all the reports of the standard model being buggy and slow...but now with the new cpu and microSD slot I am excited again! Very glad I chose the Pro model now.

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      Robyn McIntyre on

      I got a little confused. I pledged at $99 - is the delivery date still scheduled for this month?

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      Oliver Jørgensen on

      @Rob. We didn't back to a finish product. We backed to get a late beta model of the product. That is one of the things people often misunderstand on kickstarter.

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      Oliver Jørgensen on

      Awesome. Its good to get such an awesome product. You can expect a feedback for my side. ;-)

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      Fernando Garcia on

      Does this new pro model apply for those of us who pledged 55 and decided to wait for pro version? or only 99 pledges? Thanks.

    27. Glenn Morson on

      @ Equiso what is the max on the tf slot?

    28. Glenn Morson on

      Thanks, Now i'm glad i backed the Pro. Yes! Yes! Yes!

    29. Mohammad Tanbir Ahmed on

      Damn this is a very good and exciting news for me.

    30. Adam Skibbe on

      "... it will be great for HD content." I thought this was the promise before, and when it shipped? That was what we were told. At this point it's very hard to be optimistic.

    31. Equiso Smart TV Creator on

      @Rob. We had over a thousand people get the Pros. The VPU in the original is very powerful and once the bugs have worked out, it will be great for HD content. The Pro model is more for enthusiasts. Both models will have a similar experience when it comes to media content.

      - Adam

    32. Rob on

      DerekC raises a very good question. How did you deal with the heat issue?

    33. Rob on

      This is nice for the 545 pro backers, but it seems like it was done at the expense of the nearly 2200 other backers who actually made your campaign successful with $187,602 of funding. All of us are stuck with a low-end device that doesn't work as advertised. I guess at least you didn't take the money and run, but I still feel scammed. I really hope you fix the base model.

    34. Fergal Butler on

      Thankyou for the additional features. Looking forward to receiving my Pro even more now!

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      Alexander Thüx on

      Any Germans receive their (normal) model yet? Still waiting for mine ... a whole week with USPS and not a single update for the tracking number ... just ends at departed Los Angeles ..

    36. Naivaz on

      Now I'm sad that I had the survey option to get the Pro model later on, but chose to go with the standard because I wanted to get it sooner rather than later.

    37. Equiso Smart TV Creator on

      @Adam Skibbe. We will continue to support both models of the Equiso Smart TV. Both will continue to get upgrades. The Original Equiso will continue to be available, it is not being replaced. We are working to get the most amount of content and provide the best experience on the Original and the Pro.

      - Adam

    38. Adam Skibbe on

      So, @Equiso. Does this mean that, after all, you don't expect us to get a decent response/quality out of our standard models? When are we to expect this firmware update?

    39. Equiso Smart TV Creator on

      @bonmot. At the time. All a9 chipsets had every IO onboard making it produce alot of heat. In our new chipset, almost all IOs have been removed creating little heat and the chipset has been optimized for a form factor this small.

      - Adam

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      Nimesh on

      @Equiso, you just maid my day with 'dual core arm cortex a9', Thank you!!!

    41. bonmot on

      Seems to contradict the FAQ:
      "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.
      Last updated: Sunday Jul 8, 10:44am CDT"

    42. S. Ryan Chabotte on

      I got my standard Equiso about a week ago and it works fine. Netflix streams in HD. Other than the wifi signal being kinda weak it works as well as 4.0.1 on a tablet.

      As for the dual core. Thank you for the upgrade.

    43. Jesse "Master" S. on

      One of the deciding factors for me going Pro was the wifi direct stretch goal that sadly didnt work out. Is there any plans to include wifi direct in the pro model or are the specs pretty set in stone now?

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      James MacIsaac on

      Did you guys decide to throw in Wifi Direct as well?

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      Derek C on

      Question: If heat was a worry for a single a9, how will a dual core's heat be dissipated?

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      Derek C on

      Yes please! I am so glad I decided to wait for the PRO instead of choosing the original. :-)

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      Basem Halim on

      Wow that's amazing :) I'm happy now with the pro ..
      U know what is missing to make it prefect ?!
      Jelly beans and realky good wifi

    48. Steve Levy on

      Yeah well the base model is probably best used as a cocktail stirrer. At least this sounds like it might actually work as advertised. They should have started this on Kickstarter today offering the new improved Pro model for $99 instead of taking $69 off of a bunch of suckers and making them wait for a useless stick.