Kogan launches Android-based TV dongle

Dongle runs Ice Cream Sandwich and adds internet capabilities to TV

Kogan has launched an Android-based dongle that plugs into a TV's HDMI port to offer internet access.

The snappily named Kogan Agora Smart TV HDMI Dongle has in-built Wi-Fi for connecting to a home network and runs the latest version of Google's Android platform: 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich.

The dongle includes 4GB of on-board storage and supports the connection of USB thumb drives. It also has a microSD card slot for expanding storage. It runs an ARM-based 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, along with 4GB of RAM.

Users can employ the dongle to access internet-based video services such as YouTube and movies rented from Google's Play service (formerly known as the Android Market).

The dongle includes a remote control and retails for $99 from Kogan's website.

The online retailer has also launched a wireless all-in-one keyboard and touchpad that is compatible with the dongle, as well as with PCs and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games consoles. The Android Deluxe Wireless Keyboard & Trackpad retails for $39.

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