The Remix Mini is a small Android PC that is very affordable
Android has always been used for mobile devices, but now, computer manufacturers are beginning to see how the platform can be used in the form of a desktop computer. Jibe Tech has just started a new Kickstarter for a new PC, the Remix Mini, that runs on Android and is much cheaper than most computers releasing today. The device is already fully funded, even reaching $250,000 in the first 27 hours.
Jibe Tech has set out to make the Remix Mini the first true Android PC. It uses a custom version of Android, allowing it to be as versatile as ever and take advantage of a huge amount of applications while optimizing it for keyboard and mouse use. Two different models will release, and the base version features 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The larger model doubles the RAM as well as the storage capacity. Both devices are the same size, and they are small enough to fit in the palm of one's hands. The processor used to power the Remix Mini is a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 Allwinner.
The price of the Remix Mini is astonishing. The base model costs only $30, as the early bird backer option to buy it for $20 is unfortunately sold out. The 2GB model is just $40, and the PC certainly seems to be quite a bargain for the asking price. Both are slated for a release sometime in October, and given that the product has received 7 times what it requested for funding, the Remix Mini could likely be a hit.