Imagine a mini computer, which is not equipped with a monitor, a keyboard or a mouse, is slightly bigger than a regular thumb drive and fits just as well in your trousers back pocket. The device we are talking here is Rikomagic MK802, a brand new mini computer that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), comes with 4 GB of internal flash memory and has a micro USB 2.0 port as well.
The device is basically an IPTV (Internet protocol television, e.g Google TV) but since this mini computer can boot from the micro SD card, you can install Ubuntu or another compatible version of the Linux operating system. The device is not very powerful as far as specifications are concerned but it is a very good choice if you are looking for a completely portable computer which can be carried without a bag. Of course, you will have to connect an external monitor or HDTV through the HDMI port but it never hurts to carry an HDMI cable instead of a full featured laptop, stacked to your shoulders everywhere.
Price And Specifications Of Rikomagic MK802
Here are the full specifications of Rikomagic MK802.
The device uses a micro USB port for power and also houses a USB 2.0 Host port. There is a microSD slot using which you can add up to 32 GB of external storage. External keyboard or Wireless mouse can be attached to the device through the USB port but please note that there is no track pad, so you won’t be able to use a built in mouse, like you do in a notebook or a laptop computer. However, since the device uses Android 4.0, you won’t need the mouse if you connect it to a screen that supports touch gestures. The device does not have a screen or monitor of its own but you can connect an external display, monitor or HDTV through the HDMI port.
Rikomagic MK802 runs on a single core 1.5 GHz All winner A10 processor and has only 512 MB of system memory (RAM). The device supports wireless peripherals and Wi-Fi connectivity so this is a go to option for carrying your most important files and a customized operating system in a thumb drive. With a 3D graphical processor, you will be able to watch 1080p HD videos and use the latest Android applications and games. (Also read: how to install a mini operating system in a USB stick)