FAVI Entertainment, the creator of a wide range of entertainment products has recently released their highly anticipated FAVI SmartStick. This device has the ability to upgrade any TV with a HDMI port into a “Smart TV”. It runs Androids Jellybean OS and comes pre-installed with PLEX for Android. One of the best features is the ability to download apps from the Google Play store. You’re able to get Netflix, HBO Go, Angry Birds, and much more. Here are a few other notable features: Wi-Fi, Google Chrome Browser, USB Port – Great for wireless/keyboard combo, MicroSD slot for up to 32 GB of data, 1080p Video Quality.
Impressively, the FAVI SmartStick comes with almost everything you need. However, for the best experience, a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo is a must. We’ll go into more detail below.
If you’re going to purchase this product a wireless keyboard and mouse is a must. We opted for a FAVI handheld keyboard and it worked well. Text entry was good, but the touchpad mouse cursor was a bit cumbersome. A regular wireless combo should work perfectly or take a look at the which has been suggested by readers in the past. This upgrade greatly enhanced our experience with the FAVI SmartStick. However, it added an additional $30+ to purchasing the product. The additional cost might shy some consumers away.
Another major selling point of the SmartStick is the pre-installed PLEX for Android app. PLEX is a media center application that runs on MAC, PC, and Linux and organizes your media to be viewed on a client (client = FAVI SmartStick). The application is extremely popular among home media enthusiasts since it can play a wide variety of media.