The Pocket TV is a thumb-size micro-computer that connects to the HDMI port of any TV and converts it into an Android Smart TV Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 9, 2012.
You Spoke and We Listened
We're almost at half time. 20 days already gone and only 20 left before our Kickstarter project closes. It's been a crazy ride this far and we have a feeling it's going to get crazier. And we have you our backers to thank for that. We're so excited about your continued support and enthusiasm that we wanted to show you that we care too. And what better way to show how much we care than by showing you that we listen to what you have to say. So here it is, some cool stuff for you.
The One About The 1GB of RAM
You asked us if we could add more RAM. Much more. Double in fact. And we couldn't say no. Trust us, it was no walk in the park. We had to change major components and hardware design which means lots more testing and debugging needs to take place, as well as quality assurance and about a gazillion other things. Normally that would have delayed us 3 months at least but we said to ourselves that we need to do better. We pushed ourselves and our partners to work harder (25 hours a day, 8 days a week) and we're proud to officially announce that we're getting it done for you!
That means that all of our Kickstarter backers will receive a Pocket TV with 1GB of RAM instead of 512MB. And no, there will be no added cost to you or any delays to our shipping dates which are still October. We hope this is good news for all of you. Trust us when we tell you that it wasn't easy to pull it off. But that's what we want to do, for you! Because we care.
The One About Bluetooth
We've also been asked quite often what the deal is with Bluetooth. Well the deal is that we were still developing a method of getting Bluetooth to work flawlessly on the Pocket TV without delaying delivery to you. Unfortunately with the RAM upgrade in place it means all our manpower is tied up, so it would take us another 3 to 4 months of extra work to get Bluetooth embedded into the Pocket TV. And we don't think anyone wants to get their Pocket TV in January of next year. So no, Bluetooth will not be a part of this revision.
But it's not all bad news for Bluetooth. One thing we will do is make sure that the Pocket TV is compatible with any plug and play Bluetooth USB connector (you know, the ones you can buy for $8 online). That way if you really must have Bluetooth you can still add it to your USB hub and live happily!
The One About The Video
"We want to see Skype" you said. "We want Hulu and SlingPlayer". Well, you ask and we respond. We've made a new hands on video showing some of these apps running on the Pocket TV. There's some video streaming, skype, work apps and even fun apps. You want to see it? Just click here. Enjoy!
The One About The Final Design
Another thing we've been working on is the final form factor of the Pocket TV. We wanted to create something sexy, modern and that represents our corporate branding. We've made over 50 designs but we've finally found the one that works best. What does it look like? Scroll down and check it out. We'll post more pictures in the next few days on our main Kickstarter page so stay tuned but for now, tell us, what do you think?
From the Infinitec Team now spread out in Spain, Dubai, USA and China:
Thank you all for your continued support.