Unboxing : Eweat EW902 Realtek RTD1195 tv box

Founded in 2013, Eweat is a rather new manufacturer, so you might not find much about them on the internet …yet.
But they are ready to make a name for themselves, and since their engineers are used to work with Realtek’s chipsets (from 1073 to 1186), they have big expectations from their Eweat EW902 item.

About Realtek 1195
This blog was one of the first to announce the new Realtek chipset back in May.
Since then the production was delayed a few times, but it looks like we are finally getting close.
So what does the Eweat EW902 bring to the table?

EW902 has pretty much everything you might need for a simple home entertainment system, finally we get a SATA port, USB 3.0, and gigabit Ethernet in a single device.eweat-ew902-accessories

What’s in the box: HDMI cable, power adapter,RCA SATA cable, Quick Guide, simple IR remote

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Eweat EW902 – Realtek RTD1195 – USB 3.0 and SD card ports

The remote is simple, IR based, can shutdown, then restart the unit, just as you would expect (several Android tv boxes can only put the unit to “sleep” via their remotes)

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the simple IR remote

For some reason Realtek wants to add HDMI-In to these boxes – but, so far, there is no recording from external sources via HDMI – very disappointing to many.

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Back view: the dual antenna, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI (in and out), AV, optical, on/off button
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left side contains two USB 2.0 ports and the SATA port

 

How to install firmware upgrades to a Realtek RTD1195 unit:
– if you ever used a Realtek 1185 or 1186 device you will find this familiar:
– put the upgrade file (named install.img) on a USB stick,  in the root folder
– on the right side of the mini PC there is a “restore” button, hidden in a tiny hole: press it with a toothpick or something like that
– keep pressing and switch on the TV box using the button on the back or the IR remote
– that’s all : a blue progress bar will appear and the TV box will reboot automatically when done.

 

Meet RKM MK802V, the smallest android mini PC with Ethernet

[Update 08/10]
It’s confirmed! the new Rikomagic will be named Rikomagic V5.
Rikomagic V5 will be available around first week of November.

[Update 05/10]
The product might not be called MK802V after all, my sources are telling me. Rikomagic might use a different name pattern, maybe even “RKM V5”.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Rikomagic is working on a new dongle-shaped RK3288-powered android mini PC .
Now it’s time to share some pictures and details .
We finally have an Ethernet port (and Gigabit, nevertheless).
To make things sweeter, HDMI port is HDMI 2.0 and the wi-fi is dual band (full specs below)

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Rikomagic MK802V hardware specs:
CPU : Rockchip RK3288 – quad core, 28nm, ARM Cortex-A17, up to1.8GHz
GPU: Mali-T764
RAM: 2GB
ROM : 8 or 16GB
Ethernet : Gigabit
Wi-fi : dual band 2.4GHz/5GHz (802.11 b/g/n and 802.11 a/c)
Bluetooth : 4.0
SD Card : up to 32GB