THE THREE OPTIONS
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.