Aldi has dabbled with Android media streamers previously as part of their ‘Special Buys’ section of their catalogue. The previous model must have done alright, because they’re going again next Saturday with a Cocoon branded set-top box.
The set-top box will be selling for $59.99 as part of their ‘Special Buys’, so it’s a limited time offer. The set-top box will connect to your TV via a HDMI connection and then srteams video, music and games. The box isn’t terrible when it comes to hardware, in fact it’s pretty decent, including :
- Quad Core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage expandable via microSD card or USB port
- Wi=Fi as well as Ethernet ports
- HDMI 1.4 port
- 2x USB Ports
- Physical Remote Control as well as remote control app for iOS and Android
- Android 4.2
The inclusion of a physical remote is quite a differentiator, with most of the functionality able to be done with a Chromecast (Except the games bit). The media streamer also has the option to plug in a USB Keyboard/Mouse or USB Flash Drive or hard drive.
The box apparently comes with ‘preloaded software’ which could mean anything, but hopefully includes a media player. There’s not much more to this one, it comes with a 1 Year Warranty, so if you want one, head on in to an Aldi Store on the 11th of October and pick one up.