Tronsmart Prometheus: $99 Android TV Box With Dual-Core Amlogic CPU, 4GB Storage

6 January 2013, 3:14 am EST By Alexandra Burlacu email: Mobile & Apps

The Tronsmart Prometheus accessory sports an interesting design resembling the ship featured in the movie Prometheus - hence the name - and aims to change the game.

While most Android TV boxes look like USB flash drives, and, for the most part, are just simple devices that cable companies offer to access their content, the Tronsmart Prometheus has higher aspirations.

In addition to the spaceship-like design, this Prometheus comes with plenty of bells and whistles to catch one's eye, and comes with a $99 price tag. The company aimed to pack more style into its device, but did so without sacrificing quality or functionality.

The Tronsmart Prometheus Android-powered TV set-top box sports a 1.5GHz dual-core Amlogic AML8726 ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-400 graphics under the hood, along with 1GB of DDR3 RAM.

The chip is the same as the one featured in the G-Box Dyno an Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 media players. It's not top notch and it's certainly not the fastest chip available on the market. It is, however, good enough to deliver a satisfactory performance and work with most Android apps and games, including Netflix and YouTube. The Prometheus box should also be able to work well with the XMBC media center for Android.

In terms of connectivity, the unit has three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and Ethernet jacks and has built-in support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with 4GB of storage and packs an SD card slot as well. The Tronsmart Prometheus set-top box also comes with a power adapter, a user manual, and the required mini HDMI cable.

Tronsmart's new media player definitely stands out in terms of design, and fans of the movie Prometheus will likely be captivated by this sleek unit and what it has to offer. Who said media players are just bland and boring accessories?

The Tronsmart Prometheus Android set-top box sports a $99 price tag, and is currently available for purchase from Geekbuying, as well as several Aliexpress sellers. The STB package mentions the company's Web site as well, but for now the site is still under construction. However, it should be up and running soon, offering more details about the gadget.

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