FreakTab devs churn out their first bit of hardware, the Freakbox


FreakTab have one cool bunch of devs, that support a whole lot of Chinese devices from TV boxes to tablets. They’re among those few places that deal in stuff we talk about – Chinese tech.

A group of devs from the community have announced their own hardware, a TV box. Priced at only $149 for the 32GB version with free shipping, the Freakbox will come with a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU (Rockchip RK3188), 2GB of DDR3 RAM and will come with dual band – 2.4GHz/5GHz – WiFi to make sure you get through even in the densest of concrete forests.

Specifications

  • 1.6GHz quad-core CPU – Rockchip RK3188
  • 2GB RAM
  • Expandable storage
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi with external antenna
  • RJ45 port
  • 3x USB ports
  • HDMI out, 1080p @30fps
  • 3.5mm audio jack

You might be thinking, this sounds a hell lot like the Minix Neo X7, and you’re right. However, the devs claim that they’re going to provide 2 year support for the device, which is something very desirable.

I had once worked with Finless Bob of FreakTab for a little project, and it was quite an experience! So if you’re among those who love firmware updates (and stick to a device long enough), then take a look at the Freakbox for once!

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5 Comments

  1. July 25, 2014

    Should have spelt it with a ph instead of f. Would be cool just as an object then.

  2. Janos Ormandi
    July 26, 2014

    I was just about the buy the mentioned Minix Neo, Andi, would you suggest waiting for this one? (without knowing the release date ofc)

    • Janos Ormandi
      July 26, 2014

      ahh, not the X7, The X8 🙂

      • beavis
        July 28, 2014

        Rockchip screwed up with KitKat for this chip. It is a pity as the box itself is not bad.

  3. bloodgnome
    July 28, 2014

    Hardware is too old. RK3188 ist outdated. In a couple of weeks RK3288 is going to be in every other box (blasting 35000+ Antutus). Amlogic would have been a good choice too (30000 Antuts). Why stick with the old RK3188 ?