We already have on sale at a tighter price the Mecool KA1, a really curious smart speaker for its features, as it incorporates even a TDT HD tuner.
Inside we have an Amlogic S905X4 processor capable of decoding up to the AV1 codec and move smoothly the Android TV 11 system that carries the Mecool KA1. By having Android TV certified, we will have Chromecast included and wide access to all the apps from the Google store. This smart speaker has a power of 10 W has 2 long-range microphones to communicate with the Google assistant.
In addition, in its KA1-DVB version we have a TDT HD tuner, the KA1-OTT version is the same but without tuner. It should be noted that it does not seem that this certified to watch Netflix in 4K quality, but for other services with fewer restrictions.
Specifications of the Mecool KA1
The Mecool KA1 smart speaker is powered by the AMlogic S905X4 processor, a Quad Core manufactured in 12 nm with low-power ARM Cortex-A55 processors that theoretically reach 2 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. The VPU includes 4K@60fps, HDR, HDR10 and HLG support.
We have 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM soldered on board and 32 GB of eMMc storage memory. We do not have a micro SD card reader, but we can expand the storage space only through the USB 3.0 port with a pendrive.
In the field of wireless connectivity the KA1 has dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. The connectors included on the sides of its plastic case are a USB 3.0 port, RJ45 Ethernet 10/100 interface to connect via cable and an HDMI 2.1 video output that can output video up to 8K maximum resolutions. In its version with HD TDT tuner we also have the corresponding antenna input.
As usual it includes HDMI cable, power transformer and a Bluetooth remote control with different hot keys and microphone to give remote commands to this speaker from the first moment. In its design also highlights the 4 indicative LEDs of different colors on the front and the button to turn off the microphones.
Price and availability
- The Mecool KA1 Smart Speaker can be purchased now on Geekbuying only for $149,99 with shipping included from Europe, a much lower price than we have on AliExpress.