High end PC stick
It didn’t take long for other companies to start creating products based on Intel’s Compute Stick concept. Like we said in our original review, Intel’s pc-on-a-stick concept is a great idea, but the execution left much to be desired. Now companies like ASUS are taking the concept and running with it, though India startup Magic Stick wants to be the be-all and end-all of PC sticks.
Their product isn’t too different from Intel’s offering, but the company is promising far better specs and usability with their offering. For one, the Magic Stick uses an Intel Cherry Trail processor and up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. The Magic Stick is also set to be equipped with 2×2 MIMO WiFi capability, which gives the device 4K streaming capability. The device also comes with three USB ports – two regular USB 3.0 ports and a single USB Type-C port. There’s also Wireless display capability on board, should you need it.
Despite this, the Magic Stick is rated to consume only 5 watts of power when running. The creators of the product is putting the Magic Stick in Indiegogo for purchase, with the listing going live on September 16.The company is pricing the Magic Stick for sale as low as $159 or Php 7.5K when it does go in the crowd-funding site, with a promised $99 special price for the first 200 backers.