Instead of the usual smartphones, Cherry Mobile surprised tech bloggers during a gathering with the announcement of the Cherry Mobile TV Box.
For the price of only ₱3,999, the Cherry Mobile TV Box can turn your ordinary TV with HDMI into a smart TV where you can browse the internet, play movies from a USB flash drive and mirror your iPhone or Android phone’s screen via Air Play or Miracast.
The Cherry Mobile TV Box runs on Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean using a 1.0Ghz quad core processor. You have to connect it to your TV using a free HDMI cord. It will then display the familiar Android home screen that you see on a tablet.
You can connect a USB flash drive loaded with movies and enjoy watching up to a full HD 1080p resolution.
However, the real magic happens when you connect the Cherry Mobile TV Box to the internet via Wi-Fi or LAN connection. You can then browse the internet and check your Facebook account or watch YouTube videos.
|Cherry Mobile TV Box and Remote|
If you have an iPhone or a Mac, you can mirror its display on your TV using the Cherry Mobile TV Box because it is compatible with Air Play! There’s also wireless display via Miracast for Android devices and Windows laptops.
Since it runs on Android, you can install apps on the Cherry Mobile TV Box. Just don’t expect too much when it comes to games because it already has to work hard in processing graphics for the large display.
The only issue with this device is its remote control which is somewhat limited to what it can let you do. You may use a USB keyboard and mouse for a better control over your smart TV setup with the Cherry Mobile TV Box.
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
- 1.0GHz Quad Core Processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage
- SD Card Slot up to 32GB
- Dual Band Wi-Fi
- LAN Port
- Air Play
- USB (2 Ports)
- ₱3,999.00 Official Retail Price