SMART AND TANGY

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

The LimeBox smart TV box is what you need to buy if you find your­self stuck with a brand new TV that is dumb in all sense of the term. This An­droid-based box can make your TV smart and also link it to the In­ter­net. It is easy to set up and needs no spe­cial skills. Set­ting up a wi-fi on this de­vice is also easy. The in­ter­face is clean and easy to nav­i­gate and it has the usual Google apps like Search, Gmail and Skype.

LimeBox plays any video and au­dio for­mat thor­ough the USB . The only prob­lem we faced was that it can­not re­mem­ber the last played point of a video un­less you add a book­mark. Plus, the de­vice does not do much to in­crease the sound, es­pe­cially if you are play­ing an HD file.

The In­ter­net TV sec­tion has YouTube and Me­ta­cafe apps (you can add more from Google Play). You will need a wire­less key­board to do any­thing se­ri­ous on the browser. The re­mote does not have any al­pha­bet keys and we could not find a vir­tual key­board ei­ther.

The games tab has an­gry birds, fruit ninja and fish­ing water al­ready in­stalled, but we could not play them us­ing the re­mote.

PORTRON­ICS LIMEBOX

Price:

` 8,499

Specs:

An­droid 2.3; 1.2 GHz Rockchip Pro­ces­sor; DDR3 512MB; 4GB NAND Flash; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; USB, SD card reader, HDMI, DLNA.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Smart op­tion with good per­for­mance

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