WOXI SmartPod: Make Your Tv Smarter

Smart Tvs are a must have these days. It lets you do things which earlier needed a computer. One can surf the net, play games and chat with people face-to-face. Then there is the price, Smart Tvs are not exactly cheap. These Smart Tvs are priced upwards of Rs.50,000. So, people do think twice before buying one. But if you look around there are some alternatives which will convert your present day television into a Smart Tv. The latest offing is from WOXI Media, called SmartPod.  The SmartPod is an 110mmx110mmx25mm box which has a brain of its own, to be exact an ARM cortex A9. It has 512MB of RAM, 2GB of internal storage and runs Android 2.3 Ginger Bread. It also has two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, A/V output, SD card slot, an Ethernet port and a built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with embedded Antenna Router/Hot-spot functionality. The device supports all media formats including flash. So you can hook up your hard drive and start playing your favorite movies. The SmartPod also gives you access to Woxi AppCasts which is a powerful cloud based content service that delivers curated content from large number of content sources. One can also access Google’s play store and download apps including games. Now how does one play a game on the SmartPod? The answer is a 2.4GHz RF motion-sensing remote control which comes with the SmartPod. Yes you read it right “Motion-sensing”, the remote has an accelerometer built into it. Adding to that, it is has a QWERTY layout, which makes it easy to type while surfing the net and also comfortable to hold while playing a game. And Woxi hasn’t stopped just with these features; they have also added a multi-user login feature too. Now some might find this a bit odd since Android 2.3 does not support multi-user logins. Well, this is something Woxi has developed for the SmartPod. The Woxi SmartPod is priced at Rs.9,499. If you ever wanted a Smart Tv, but the huge price made you think twice about buying one, we would recommend you to buy the SmartPod. It is pretty well priced and gives you most of the features found on a high end Smart Tv for a low cost.