THE THREE OP­TIONS

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Amkette Evo TV 9,999

This is the best smart­box around. EvoTV scores over the oth­ers with its ad­vanced touch re­mote with built-in ac­celerom­e­ter, An­droid Ginger­bread OS and one-touch user in­ter­face. It is also pow­er­ful enough for com­put­ing func­tions and sports a ARM Cor­tex A9 pro­ces­sor, ARM Mali 400 graph­ics pro­ces­sor. The de­vice is ideal if you have a large screen TV as it can play Ful­lHD files with 7.1 au­dio out­put. You can even make Skype calls with a we­b­cam plugged in.

Mi­cro­max Google TV cloud Stick CX-802, ` 4,990

In­stead of a smart box, Mi­cro­max has come out with a smart stick. This 40 gm de­vice can bring Wi-Fi ac­cess to the TV and gives it an An­droid 4.0 in­ter­face. With a stan­dard HDMI in­ter­face it also lets you play Ful­lHD files and has an In­ter­nal 4 GB NAND Flash, Wi-Fi di­rect. It can also sup­port an RF 2.4 GHz mouse and key­board as well as a Game PAD.

Akai Smart Box, ` 6,590

The sec­ond best op­tion, this Smart Box can also add some brains to your old CRT tele­vi­sion. Can play most files, and have a bunch of pre­loaded apps. While new apps can be added, you can­not cus­tomise the user-in­ter­face. In­stead of a re­mote, the con­troller here is a wire­less mouse. The de­vice pro­vides full in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity and can con­nect to a 3G don­gle cre­at­ing a wi-fi a hub on its own. Also, it is cheaper than the EvoTV.

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