Meet KS1 and KS2 - the newest Amlogic S905 mini PC's, with built-in soundbar and DVB-T/T2

Mecool logo
  • 8GB
    ROM
  • 2GB
    RAM
  • 5
    GPU
  • 4
    CPU

Mecool KS1

  • OS
  • Wi-Fi
  • LAN
    Gbit
  • CHIPSET
    Amlogic S905
  
Rating
4 - 1

If you visit MiniPCDB regularly (and you should!), you know that I tend to favor here devices that have multiple uses that extend their life after the inevitable day when their "mini pc" features get obsolete.

A good example are these two new devices under the Mecool brand.
What we have here is a classic Amlogic S905 TV box - with 1GB of RAM, 8GB ROM, Gigabit LAN, wi-fi, perfectly capable of rendering movies up to [email protected]
But the manufacturer also added a built-in DVB-T/T2 tunner and, to make things a bit more interesting, a 5-speaker soundbar, which boasts 70W of sound power.

The Mecool KS1 device can be used as a TV box, a classic soundbar, or to listen to internet radio (or any internet content for that matter), or as a bluetooth speaker.

Where to buy Mecool KS1

Mecool KS1 can be purchased from GearBest .

Mecool KS1 - soundbar
Mecool KS1 - soundbar

Mecool KS1 full specs

  • CPU: Amlogic S905X, Quad Core, 64-bit
  • GPU: ARM Mali-450 (penta-core)
  • RAM: 1GB DDR3
  • ROM: 8GB
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • HDMI: 2.0
  • LAN:Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wi-fi, dual-band
  • USB: 2 X USB 2.0
  • Other: CVBS, Coax-In, 5 speakers (70 Watts)

So the main "mini PC" specs feature a pretty boring S905 device, nothing to be excited about - but then you see the extra features, and you might think that yo could use this.

If you want one, we have a coupon for you - Mecool KS1 can be found on GearBest for $99.99, if you use the coupon code GBMKS1.

Mecool logo
  • 8GB
    ROM
  • 2GB
    RAM
  • 5
    GPU
  • 4
    CPU

Mecool KS2

  • OS
  • Wi-Fi
  • LAN
    Gbit
  • CHIPSET
    Amlogic S905
  
Rating
4 - 1

Mecool KS2

There's also a slightly cut-down version of the Mecool KS1 device, the KS2.

Mecool KS2 is smaller in size (51 cm long instead of 94 cm the KS1 has) and has only 3 speakers - and it's also cheaper.
Everything else stays pretty much the same.

Currently listed on GearBest at $86.99 - if you use the coupon code GBMKS2.

Mecool KS2 - soundbar
Mecool KS2 - soundbar
Mecool KS2 - soundbar

If I were to choose one of them, I'd go for the KS1, the price difference between them is just too small, and the 5 speakers for KS1 versus just 3 for KS2 might make quite a difference.

So, here they are: two new Amlogic S905 devices just hit the market. Yes, S905 is a bit outdated, but these two are quite interesting mostly because of their other features.