A Connecting everything to the internet has become the concern of many a tech geek. With fridges, kettles and shoes now relaying information back and forth, it seems only natural that our televisions should also reach out to the worldwide web.
We already have smart televisions with internet connectivity, but what do you do if your current TV set is not quite so intelligent?
The answer is M-Droid, a croissant-shaped box that connects the internet to your television. The manufacturer, MediaCom, is hoping to unleash
Having some techie flair in my fingers, I managed to get things working pretty quickly.
Through the HDMI cable, you connect the M-Droid to the television. To connect to the internet, you either use Wi-Fi if you have it, or an ethernet cable. Pretty simple. It also has USB ports enabling you to watch films or listen to music that has been stored on to USB sticks. The actual software is very clunky, however. It is slow, so, slow and the keyboard with its weird pinball mouse is plain annoying.
It makes you question the value of being able to browse the internet on your television. Sure you can
The idea is fine: internet connectivity opens up a world of opportunities, but the execution isn't great. The keyboard and mouse are technologies from the previous century.
That being said, it makes for a cheap alternative to purchasing a separate laptop or computer, or an expensive smart TV, by combining both capabilities in a normal television.
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