WATCH VIDEO. The Pocket TV is a small pocket-sized dongle that connects to the HDMI port of any regular TV and converts it into a Smart TV.
It’s basically a very small fully functioning micro-computer which runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) much like today’s latest smartphones. The processing power in the Pocket TV will allows the use to display Android on the TV turning it into a mega-sized tablet.
Users can download apps from the Google Play Store to stream videos, play games, connect with friends on Facebook, catch up on news, do some work or simply surf the web. With a video camera attached it is also possible to do Skype video-calls
Inside the Infinitec Pocket TV HDMI device is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and there is a mini USB port on the side of the device to be able to handle “the next versions of Android”.
The device can also be connected directly to a projector to play presentations via cloud services or from a local SD card that acts as storage. The device supports up to 1080p resolution and can allow you to work on things such as document editing, and receiving e-mails.
The Pocket TV device will come with either an IR remote or an Air Remote, the latter works in a method similar to the Wii remote control. The device has raised enough money to come to market, and delivery is estimated for October.
The device is remarkably similar to the SmartKey TV from Liquid TV in Italy, which we featured a few weeks ago.
Here is a demo of Infinitec’s Kickstarter Project, the Pocket TV.