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Newbie Mike - check-in from Down-under.
December 11, 2012
10:57 pm

Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
November 27, 2012

Hi Max -
Congrats on this initiative; great to be new member of the site.
I've already picked up some great tips from your Posts and videos.

I bought a Mk 808 (bundled with Lenovo N5901 mini keyboard) from China about 4 weeks back.
Not perfect, but a pretty good combo - hooked into a 46" Sony Bravia TV; worked straight out of the box.

Better still, I teamed up the Mk808 with a Logitech K400 keyboard, and re-flashed to the 121026 (stock) firmware - an even meaner combo.
(Firmware update also took care of the screen distortion problem that characterised the earlier 120926 version)
Really impressed with speed of the 808; absolutely blows my Sony Tablet S, and my wife's new iPad into the weeds .

One minor sore point - there's no pinch zoom on the K400 touchpad!! - This is particularly irritating when attempting to zoom out in some applications.....for example, in Google Earth when zoomed in close; the only way I can find to back out, is by typing a country name (eg "Australia", "Japan",... any country name) in the Search dialog box.
This seems a bit lame! - do you or others know of a better way to manage zoom out using touch pad/keybd combo ; without touch screen?

(PS. - Google Maps is a bit more user friendly than Earth as it incorporates zoom in/zoom out buttons - the sort of things that keypads like!!)

Considering this is meant as a first intro post, I reckon one question is enough ............. I'll add more posts later.

See Ya........


December 12, 2012
6:10 am
Forum Posts: 47
Member Since:
October 16, 2012

Welcome o the forums Mike!

Unfortunately, this seems to be an inherent issue with these kinds of devices. Honestly, they're kind of a hacked-together type of device. The developers were obviously going for something to output to a television and, i'm sure, the best way they could incorporate the Android Operating system is to install the tablet version, so most of the touch friendly apps become a bit difficult to navigate. Hopefully when this type of device becomes more popular, the app developers will have keyboard friendly controls as well.

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