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Cotton Candy USB-Sized PC

Cotton Candy USB-Sized PC

Cotton Candy is a highly portable and secure computer no bigger than a USB flash drive...

A Norwegian company has unveiled its forth-coming Cotton Candy PC; a highly portable and secure computer that is no bigger than a USB thumbdrive.

Developed by FXI Technologies, the Android-based Cotton Candy has been designed to fit any screen to offer users a point of access to Cloud Services, as well as it’s on-board storage.

cotton candy usb sized pc

Cotton Candy USB PC

“The vision for Cotton Candy is to allow users a single, secure point of access to all personal Cloud services and apps through their favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen. The device will serve as a companion to smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs, and Macs, as well as add smart capabilities to existing displays, TVs, set-top boxes, and game consoles.” [FXI]

The device has a USB at one end, and a HDMI at other for connectivity to most modern displays. Although it runs the Android OS, it has yet to be approved for the Android Market, which means apps nice to be side loaded for now.

It’s not the first attempt at creating a portable micro-computer, just last month we featured the Raspberry Pi, a similar concept that hope’s to sell for $25, but it is the first to add on-board storage, and its specs are much better.

  • An ARM Cortex-A9 1.2GHz CPU
  • An ARM Mali-400 MP quad-core GPU
  • 1GB DRAM
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Decodes MPEG-4 and H.264 and is HD-capable

In the clip below FXI demonstrate the capabilities of its Cotton Candy, by hooking up to 42-inch display and switching back and forth between apps such as Word and Angry Birds.

The Cotton Candy is scheduled for release in the second half of 2012 with an expected price tag below $200, however the rep in the clip does mention that it could be available through the company’s website much sooner.

Upadte: The Cotton Candy is now on sale for $199.

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