Jide Technology, the company behind Remix OS, has announced Remix IO, which is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter for $99. The Remix IO is designed to be a TV set-top-box, gaming console, and traditional PC in a single device. Powered by the latest version of Remix OS, and based on Android Nougat (7.0).
The Remix IO is a black box that uses an octal-core ARM CPU, PowerVR SGX6110 graphics, and 2GB of RAM. The hardware includes 4 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card that supports 16GB of storage. The remote includes a D-Pad, volume controls, and other buttons. It can also be used with a keyboard and mouse as a PC running the desktop version of Remix oS.
Jide has also introduced a TV Mode that makes full use of the big screen and new input methods for daily use. Those methods of control include support for TV remotes and game controllers keyboard and mouse support, and a smartphone remote control app for iOS and Android that is in development.
“Jide’s community has been an important part of the company growth and Remix OS’ development since we launched it to the world in March 2015. Their support meant that our previous Remix Mini campaign was a resounding success, and raised over US$1.6m on Kickstarter. Our new campaign is a way for us to go back to where it all started and offer our three million Remix OS users a Kickstarter exclusive on the new Remix IO,” explained David Ko, co-founder of Jide Technology.
Remix IO is available to back on Kickstarter for $99 and will ship to backers worldwide in March 2017.