The cstick Cotton Candy computer



This is the Cotton Candy computing device and like the Raspberry Pi, it is a small computing device that is highly portable and connects to other devices via a USB connection. But that is where the similarities end for the Cotton Candy is at the other end of the scale and has the price tag to match.



The Cotton Candy can be seen as the ideal compliment to a Smartphone or tablet. However, it will also be allowing the user to access this sort of technology via their television or digital set top box too. It is still early days for these devices, we know what they do and yet the interesting part is waiting to see what other users can make it do.



These are the features available on the cstick Cotton Candy mini computing device;


Software: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Ubuntu Linux for ARM


CPU and Memory: ARM Cortex A9@1.2GHz, Quad Core ARM Mali-400MP Graphics Processing Unit, 1GB DRAM and Up to 64GB memory local storage (microSD)


Media support and Connectivity: 480p/720p/1080p decode of MPEG4-SP/H.263/H.264 AVC/MPEG-2/VC1, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Real Audio, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, Additional video, audio and image formats can be supported through 3rd party codecs, USB 2.0 male connector for power and connection to devices that supports USB mass storage, HDMI 1.3 Connector with audio, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR


Priced at $200 (US) and £140 (UK)


Source [C Stick]