Backed by three guys who used to work for Google at Silicon Valley, the Chinese upstart powering this device is called Jide Tech (caught me. Thought Jide was behind this for a while) and they had a boot at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas back in January.
These guys have successfully ported everything on your regular desktop into a tiny gadget. There’s WiFi, Bluetooth, and 2 USB ports, HDMI, a microSD card slot and Ethernet — all fitted into this palm size spaceship-shaped device.
Now, let’s get things straight; the device comes with a 64-bit CPU and expandable storage. You’ll get 8GB of built-in storage and 1GB of RAM with the first model while the superior variant comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB default storage.
With 44 days of pledging left and its $50k Kickstarter goal reached (now over $200k in pledges), Remix Mini is still open to backers. People who pledged $20 on the project will get the 1GB RAM unit but if you pledge $30, Jide Tech says “your momma will be proud” to have you home with the 2GB RAM version.
To be clear, the only thing you’re getting when you place an order is this computer box (and wire accessories of course), running on Android Lollipop OS complete with Remix user interface afloat. A good monitor, keyboard and mouse usually will usually set you back around $200.