There’s been a significant bump in the MECOOL KM9’s specs over its predecessor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage (which can be expanded by up to 32GB with a micro SD card). The new quadcore Amlogic S905X2 under the hood should also offer a slight performance improvement over Amlogic S905X devices.
Connectivity has also seen improvements, gaining dual band wireless N, Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.1
In terms of ports, there’s a high speed USB 3.0 port (which should offer much faster transer speeds), a USB 2.0 port, HDMI and composite video out (via a 3.5mm AV adapter like this one)
The box runs the latest Android TV 8.1 Oreo with future firmware updates provided via OTA for easy updating.
While there’s little known about whether the MECOOL KM9 is officially Google-certified (though there are rumors), Google Widevine L1 is supported so you should be able to play back HD Netflix. It also supports Dolby Audio, 3D playback and HDR video output.
The included Bluetooth voice remote allows you to access the Google Assistant unlocking the power of Google’s virtual assistant from the couch whilst the unique “smart breathing light” offers an attractive way of getting status updates.
If you’re wanting to pick one up, the MECOOL KM9 is currently on sale for only $55.99 with free shipping for a limited time.Check Price at GearBest
MECOOL KM9 Specifications
|CPU:||Quadcore Amlogic S905X2|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-G31 MP2|
|Storage:||32GB (expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD)|
|Ports:||HDMI, Ethernet, Composite Video, microSD, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0|
|Connectivity:||802.11n Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz)|
|OS:||Android TV 8.1 Oreo|
|Size:||100 x 100 x 17.5mm (Lx W x H)|