Another Android gaming console at this year’s E3? Kind of, sort of, yeah. But Unu’s (née Snakebyte) looking to set itself apart from the OUYAs, Gamesticks and M.O.J.O.s of the world (to name but a few) by becoming the “Swiss Army knife” of the space. The device isn’t so much a console as tablet that plugs into your TV, meaning that you can do pretty much whatever you can do on a standard Android slate (which, arguably, you can also do with Mad Catz’s device, but we digress).
The tablet itself runs Android 4.2, display through a seven-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS screen. The rear sports a brushed aluminum surface and a 5-megapixel camera (with a 2.0 module on the front). Inside, you’ve got 8GB of storage and a 1.6GHz quad-core chip. Unu does Bluetooth 4.0 and has two micro-USB ports, a microSD slot and, most importantly, a mini-HDMI port, which lets you turn the thing into a living room console of sorts, by connecting it to your HDTV. If you’re feeling fancy, you can go in for the docking station, which does video out and charging — and also props the tablet up nicely, so you can watch the same thing on two displays at the same time.
Gallery: Unu gaming tablet hands-on
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Unu Android tablet / console hands-on (video)