Equiso Smart TV - Make your dumb TV smart.
By: Equiso Smart TV
Pledged: $241,557 of $100,000 goal
Funded: July 28, 2012
About the size of an HDMI stick with the capacity of an Android tablet, the $69 Equiso Smart TV plugs directly into any television with an HDMI port. Viewers then use a controller similar to a Wii remote with a keyboard on the back to play games such as Angry Birds on the TV or stream television shows and movies. Watch a demo from Time Magazine's website here. The technology is also being sold on Amazon.com, with limited supply.
Although the Kickstarter campaign was very successful, more than doubling its goal of $100,000, users complained that it had too many bugs. “As it stands, the Equiso works, but not well enough for me to recommend buying it,” wrote Dylan Love, from Business Insider back in October. “We’ll revisit the device once it gets the software update that it needs.”
The startup also recently announced a new pro model that will soon be available.