What would you consider the best of both worlds in the tech universe? If Jide Tech has its way, it would be a computer running the Android OS! A brainchild of three ex-Google engineers, the Remix Mini is an endeavour, currently up for crowd funding on Kickstarter, which will give the backer a wonderful little computer that runs the world’s most popular operating system- Android.
The Remix Mini is powered by the Remix OS, a custom engineered version of Android Lollipop, which allows the user to experience Android in its entirety. The best of Android’s features and 1.5 million apps, combine with the brilliant interface which consists of features like a taskbar, multiple window multi-tasking, mouse and keyboard support as provided by a computer.
What’s the best part of the Remix Mini? Glad you asked… the mere fact that it is “mini”. As pictured, the Remix Mini is a compact device that can be attached to a computer to get it cracking… and this is how the Remix Mini is living up to its tagline of “less can be more”.
The Remix Mini comes with a capacitive touch power button so that the user does not have to fumble for the power on switch like in the traditional computers. A simple tap will lead you to the magic of using Android on your computer. The device is powered by a 64-bit chipset which gives about 20-30% greater performance than the 32- bit chipsets.
Remix Mini also has Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB as its connectivity options. Where power consumption is concerned, the average desktop computer consumes 65- 250 watts whereas the super power efficient remix Mini gives you the same functionality at a low 10 watts.
The mean little machine will be available in two versions. Your choice may depend on the way you wish to use Remix Mini. If you intend to use it as a home media center, 1G RAM + 8 GB storage is enough to satisfy your computer needs. If you’re looking for something more powerful, then 2G RAM + 16GB storage version is what is recommended. Whatever you choose, you may rest assured that a great Remix OS experience awaits you.
The project is getting some phenomenal backing from the world, with the count being 10,305 backers when last checked. The pledge goal of $50,000 has already been reached according to the Kickstarter page, with about $721,226 already invested in the amazing idea that is Remix Mini.
The device, which is expected to start shipping by October 2015, can be shipped anywhere in the world for an additional shipping fee. The pledges range from $20- $359 or more. However, the $20 pledge rewards have already been taken, so if you wish to get your hands on this highly innovative Remix Mini, you better head to the website and make your pledge on the other available options!