There seems to be a growing trend of having a USB dongle device which, when plugged into your TV’s USB port, will be able to deliver a decent amount of computing power so that you can “work” on your TV as though it were a desktop. Well, the Rikomagic MK802 PC-on-a-stick which should not cost anything more than $80 a pop comes with an Allwinner A10 single core processor, a solitary USB port, a mini USB port, a mini HDMI port, and a microSD card slot. The manufacturer behind this claims that the next generation version, the aptly named MK802 II, will sport a full-sized HDMI connector, in addition to a trio of USB ports, now how about that?
The full sized HDMI connector would mean you can plug this straight into your TV without another ugly cable dangling about in your living room, while the two micro and solitary standard sized USB ports increase your connectivity options when glued to the TV. It seems that the sequel will retain the Allwinner A10 processor and Mali 400 graphics, while running on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.