Ever wanted to have a computer based on the Android operating system and not cost you a ton of cash? Well the folks over at Jinx had a Kickstarter campaign last year for Remix Mini. I got my awesome mini a few weeks ago and all I can say is wow!
The device has WiFi, Bluetooth, LAN, 2 USB connections, HDMI output. When you first get it you will need a USB keyboard and mouse. Setup is pretty straight forward. You will need to log in with your Google Play account and you are pretty much ready to go.
They have develop a very “Windows” like environment – basically a shell placed on top of Android 5.1. The big thing to understand is that this is not a finished projected. Not all apps will work well since this operating system is still being worked on. I have had quite a few updates since I started playing with it. Now this is not to say you should not get it nor it is poorly designed. This system is still being developed and refined but so far I am pretty impressed.
I love the device and enjoy “working” on my Android computer on the big screen of my family room 42” TV. All of the apps and games that I have tried have worked pretty good. The only thing I did not like was Netflix. The resolution and playback were not very good. Right now I am not sure if it my TV, WiFi, the app or the device..
I plan to use this computer to play games, social media, some word processing etc. I see this as the Remix Mini as a computer I can take with me on vacations or trips. I purchased a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard k400 to use on the device and again works great.
Just recently they came out the ability to run Remix OS off of a USB drive on both PC and Mac computers.
I am very curious to see where the Remix OS and these devices will go. I can easily recommend this computer but you need to understand it is not a truly finished product. There is a lot of potential in this. Check out some other reviews/articles on the device.