Taking a page from the Mac Mini camp, Microsoft India’s iBall Splendo makes a memory stick-sized fully functional PC that can plug into any TV or monitor at a remarkable price tag.
Why take a laptop with you when Splendo fits in your shirt pocket?
The splendidly marvelous innovation from Microsoft, of all people (just kidding, folks), takes the idea of a Roku stick plugin and brings an entire PC with Windows 8.1, 32GB of memory, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB power to any screen or TV (please forgive the Splendo puns, but this is glorious).
Holy crow, WOW!
How many times are you suffering through your Roku’s YouTube app to watch a great episode of Rick and Morty on the big screen in the house, only to be thwarted by the lack of a keyboard and your frustratingly slow button mashing to bring up the right search to show the next episode in the sequence of Rick belching glory?
Cursing the lack of a browser and a computer set up – and yes, you can always run a long ass HDMI from a laptop to the TV, but who has that kind of dedication on a daily basis, I ask – why not add a cheap PC to the TV or monitor with an easy push of the male HDMI jack into its proverbial female companion?
When connected to a TV, through its HDMI male plug, the device can turn any old dumb or smart TV into a PC wielding HD graphics, multi-channel digital audio, a micro SDXC slot, Normal USB port, Micro USB port, Wi-Fi and, of course, in-built Bluetooth 4.0.
iBall has outdone themselves here.
Sure it is not nearly as powerful as your average PC or any Mac computer, but for the $140 price tag, who cares?
When you can create a fully operational PC out of practically anything with an HDMI input, having a PC around, in your back pocket (literally) is invaluable.
Look for them in July, though the splendid Splendo may be selling out quickly!