Originally Posted by PowerPlop
I don't need bluetooth but pre-installed xbmc seems nice.
Can you power these sticks with usb of your tv or notebook?
It would be nice if you could try the app "cheapcast".
How do you control an android stick? With you smartphone or do you have to buy an keyboard and mouse?
Sent from my S500 using xda app-developers app
Personally I use this keyboard and mouse combo from logitech
, as it's compact and discrete looking so it does not look messy or out of place in the living room amongst remote controls. (the wife will not be happy if I clutter up the living room too much with gadgetry and this setup looks tidy)
There are cheaper Logitech keyboard and mouse combos available but this model to me is by far worth the extra few dollars for it's build quality and design characteristics.
I will be home in a couple of days around about the time when my UM2 arrives I ordered. So I will let you know how those apps work on it.
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Regarding powering the mini PCs with a nearby USB such as the type found on TVs. I think they need 2amp so you may want to have a google and find the engineer repair guide or any technical specs documents for your TV's brand and model and ensure they are outputting 2amp from that USB port. I'm guessing most will be 500ma or 1amp, as they are mostly designed for the connection of USB flash drives for viewing pictures on your TV via the Tv's USB port.
I suggest if your laptop is nearby then use the USB from that as it should be able to handle the power demand. Ugoos also do a UM1 mini pc
which includes the same remote control that comes with the UT1 Android box.
Apparently the Ugoos remote control is available separately and can connect to the UM2 via a IR pick-up dongle port (I chatted with the online chat facility on DealsPrime and they told me the remote was available separately, can't remember the price, around 10 to 20 USD I believe). Will try to find you a link. I didn't order the remote with my UM2 as I have the keyboard and mouse already. But the Ugoos remote works very well on the UT1 I have and I imagine it's as good on the UM2.
*Update I found the separate remote and it can be added as an option on the UM2 product page
, it's ten bucks.